United Community Ministries, Inc.
Rating: 4.93 stars 44 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training, Human Services
Location: 7511 Fordson Rd Alexandria VA 22306 USA
Programs: * The Bryant Early Learning (BEL) Center, offering quality child care for working parents and instruction in infant care for teenage mothers;* Basic Needs helps people in crisis meet basic needs and learn about resources for long-term self-sufficiency;* Back Porch Thrift Shop, where customers from a variety of economic backgrounds can find affordable bargains and clients can receive a voucher for the items they need;* Work Force Development Center, offers a variety of employment and self-employment services;* Supportive Housing programs offer transitional housing and a variety of housing counseling services; * Healthy Families; child abuse prevention and a child-nurturing program;* Family Renewal, provides a support group to homeless and formerly homeless families;* Youth In Action is designed to provide youth with activities and empowerment while improving the quality of their families' lives through a parent education component.
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In 2010 I was lay-off from my job, being the head of the house with two children I was afraid I would lose everything. I when to UCM and apply for the different services they offered, such as food, Dominion Power, and emergency money.
these services helped me stay a float till my unemployment started. My family will never forget the kindness showed during our time of need.
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I visited the UCM for services once a week and was always greeted with a smile.
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Make sure there was a staff appreciation day.
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