United Community Ministries, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   44 reviews


7511 Fordson Rd Alexandria VA 22306 USA


UCM''s mission is to assist families and individuals to improve the quality of their lives in a manner that builds their self-reliance and fosters their ability to function at the greatest level of their economic and social capacities.


* 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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Reviews for United Community Ministries, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

UCM is my favority charity to donate to in my community. They are always there and offer a range of services. I know they are steady and make the most of the donations.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Shopping at the Back Porch Thrift Shop

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide more opportunities for Scout troops to help out with UCM's events and activities

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am privileged to be both a donor and staff leader with United Community Ministries. The depth and breadth of services in the community provide not only basic human needs, but build the skills necessary to successful lives. For more than 40 years, UCM has been not only the community's safety net, but essential in providing hope and solutions to thousands of families each and every year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing each day the positive difference it makes in the lives of individuals and families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More resources to meet the community need.

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