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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. – Home Page
    Descriptive info: .. United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.. About Us.. Homeless.. Services.. Education.. Employment.. Supportive.. Housing.. Housing.. Neighborhood.. Development.. The Freddie Mac.. "Home Team".. Project helped.. to renovate our space.. to inspire our shelter.. residents and customers.. Letter from President & CEO.. Dear Friends Supporters:.. It is a privilege to serve as the President and CEO of United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.. (UCAP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving Prince George s County for nearly 50 years.. This year, our strategic plan has been created to allow the work of our Board and staff to continuously position UCAP to serve for another decade.. Read more: Message from President CEO.. Thank You for Your Support of 2013 Annual Community Day.. United Communities Against Poverty/ Shepherd s Cove Emergency Shelter in collaboration with, Council Chair Andrea Harrison, Council Member Ingrid Turner, Jack-N-Jill of America, Capital Area Food Bank and Priority Partners, hosted its Annual Community Day on Saturday, May 25th.. The event was open to the general community and received over 500 guests comprised of community leaders, residents, volunteers, entertainers and social service agencies.. Your presence, dedication and well wishes  ...   resources.. Studies show that during the past months over four million Americans experienced homelessness.. The number of hungry and homeless people is rapidly growing as a result of job layoffs, lack of affordable housing, home foreclosures, lack of government (Federal, state and local) funding, and the persistent rise in food and gas prices (including oil to heat homes).. This unfortunate trend has increased the demand for services from organizations like UCAP.. Upcoming Events.. Sep.. 28.. Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walk at Allen Pond.. UCAP is participating in a Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Community Walk and hope you will join or make a tax- deductible donation.. 100% of all online registrations and donations will go directly to homeless families at Shepherd's Cove Shelter.. Aug.. 21.. Foreclosure Prevention Group Workshop.. 10.. First-Time Homebuyer Workshop.. 03.. Jul.. 17.. 13.. Featured Video.. Sponsors.. Quick Links.. Home Page.. Job Opportunities.. Contact Us.. News & Media.. Blog.. Press Room.. Gallery.. Support.. Donate.. Volunteer.. Subscribe.. Other.. Site Map.. Links.. Privacy.. 1400 Doewood Lane, P.. O.. Box 31356, Capitol Heights, MD 20731.. Copyright 2012 – 2013 United Communitie Against Poverty, Inc..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. - Subscribe Page
    Descriptive info: Education &.. Subscribe.. Mission Statement.. Company Overview.. Executive Leadership.. Board of Directors.. Career Opportunities.. Subscribe Form.. Prefix.. -- Select a Prefix --.. Mr.. Mrs.. Ms.. Dr.. Rev.. First Name:.. Last Name:.. MI:.. Address.. City.. State:.. Select State.. Alabama.. Alaska.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois..  ...   Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virginia.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. Zip Code:.. Mobile Phone:.. Email:.. Place of Employment:.. Title:.. Type of Business:.. Quick Links.. Member Login..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. - About Us Page
    Descriptive info: About Us.. Management Team.. Annual Reports.. About UCAP.. UCAP was established in 1964 and was designated as the official Community Action Agency (CAA) for Prince George s County in 1978.. UCAP, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is the leading advocate for communities of people facing deficiencies in education, affordable housing, economic stability, and adequate health care access.. UCAP is dedicated to providing ample services to individuals and families whose quality of life has been negatively impacted by poverty, unemployment, homelessness, crime, and inadequate public health services.. Through UCAP s rigid outlay of programs, the residents (including individuals and families) of the County are able to achieve stabilization and become self sufficient members of the greater community.. UCAP s mission is to Alleviate poverty; Improve awareness of the  ...   received Mortgage Default and Prevention Counseling; 131 individuals participated in our First Time Homebuyer Program; nearly 9,000 meals were provided monthly to residents of our homeless shelter and over 600 women and children received emergency shelter.. We continue to enhance our services and work to help our constituents secure the economic stability that is needed to help them achieve self sufficiency and stability.. Because a disproportionate number of residents face unprecedented challenges in various areas in order to maintain a healthy, productive quality of life, the United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.. , has implemented the following resources and services to assist in aiding struggling residents:.. Emergency food and shelter.. Transitional/permanent supportive housing.. Job training.. Mortgage/rental/utility assistance.. Holiday baskets/toy drives.. Computer classes.. GED preparatory classes.. Food pantry..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. - Shepherd’s Cove Emergency Shelter for Women & Children Page
    Descriptive info: Homeless Services.. Shepherd s Cove Emergency Shelter for Women Children.. Day Care After School Programs.. Permanent Transitional Housing.. Education Employment Services.. Transportation Assistance.. Health Care, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.. Shepherd s Cove Emergency Shelter for Women Children.. For admittance into the Shepherd s Cove Shelter for Women and Children, please call the Prince George s County Crisis Hotline at 1.. 888.. 731.. 0999.. Since 2004, United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) has managed Shepherd s Cove Emergency Shelter for women and children in Prince George s County, Maryland in partnership with the.. Prince George s County Department of Social Services.. Our 100 bed emergency facility is operated and monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by caring professionals.. Our case management staff uses the.. Continuum of Care Model.. , which helps to effectively coordinate and link clients to resources.. Our primary goal is to provide a clean and safe environment for our residents with the ultimate goal of their obtaining transitional or permanent housing.. Program Services:.. Three balanced and nutritious meals every day.. Free fully equipped day care (for children 6 weeks 5 years old).. After school program (for children 5 12 year old).. Permanent transitional housing assistance.. Education employment services.. Transportation assistance.. Health care, including mental health and substance abuse services.. Evening and weekend recreational, entertainment and social activities.. Supportive Social Services:.. Physical and mental health care assistance.. Substance abuse counselling.. Employment assistance (i.. e.. , job training, searching, placement and retention).. Education (i.. , GED, Microsoft Certified  ...   who provide referrals for supportive services that include health services, substance abuse counseling, mental health care and counseling, housing, and employment services.. In addition, Shepherd s Cove provides on site day care for children six weeks to four years old, after school services for children ages 5 12, and Summer Camp for shelter and transitional youth 6 12 years old.. The shelter served 627 women and children during fiscal year 2007.. Also in that fiscal year, the case management team connected 555 individuals to health services, 552 to mental health care services, 171 to substance abuse treatment, 309 to employment services, 227 to permanent housing and 22 women and children to transitional housing programs.. For the most recent program year of 2011, we served 605 women and children with 1,610 opportunities for one on one face time with case management staff and 1,268 supported services referrals.. Partnerships.. UCAP partners with various organizations and individuals who help us provide educational, recreational and empowerment activities.. We rely heavily on donated items and volunteers to meet the needs of residents.. To learn more about our facility and how you can partner, volunteer and serve with us, please contact one of the following staff persons:.. Josephine Brownell, Shelter Manager, Shepherd s Cove.. Email.. jbrownell@ucappgc.. org.. Vania Fields, Assistant Shelter Manager, Shepherd s Cove.. vfields@ucappgc.. Shelly Briggs, Manager, Shepherd s Cove, Day Care & After care Program.. sbriggs@ucappgc.. TaKisha Jiggetts, Supervisor, Shepherd s Cove, Case Management Services.. tjiggetts@ucappgc.. Stephanie Bethea, Supervisor, Shepherd s Cove, Resident Services.. sbethea@ucappgc..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. - Adult Education & GED Program Page
    Descriptive info: Education Employment.. Adult Education GED Program.. Microsoft Certified Education Program.. Green Industry Certified Pre Apprenticeship Construction Trade Program.. Employment Express.. The Adult Education and General Educational Development (GED) programs are offered to individuals seeking to advance their literacy skills and take advantage of employment opportunities.. Adult Basic Education and GED instructions offer preparation classes designed for Maryland residents striving to achieve their high school diploma.. Students participate in a 15 week program that provides instruction in reading, math, science, social studies and writing the five areas covered on the Maryland GED examination.. Once participants achieve their GED through our program, they are eligible to apply for the.. UCAP Jerry Perry AIM High Scholarship.. for admission to Prince George s Community College.. Since lack of  ...   a UCAP participant whether to obtain an undergraduate degree or certification in a trade or apprenticeship program.. is supported by agencies and individual donors and can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and other approved educational materials.. The annual, one time award ranges from $500 to $8,000 per student.. There is a $100 fee for the Adult Education GED programs.. The fee is a modest one to cover the cost of taking the GED test and the cost for books and materials used to prepare for the test.. It insures that UCAP can continue to provide this service to other Prince George s County residents.. Scholarships and fee waivers are available for a limited number of participants and are determined based on income..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. – Supportive Housing Programs – Progressive Path Program
    Descriptive info: Supportive Housing Programs.. Progressive Path Program.. Family Stabilization.. Community Linked Supportive Housing Services.. Emergency Food and Shelter Program.. Emergency Transitional Housing Services Program.. Progressive Path Program.. In an effort to combat homelessness, UCAP created the Progressive Path Program (PATH), which offers permanent housing to homeless persons with disabilities and their families.. PATH provides comprehensive and supportive programs designed to enable individuals and/or families to:.. Obtain permanent housing.. Increase work skills.. Increase self-sufficiency, through educational programs, workshops, training and counselling services.. Rental units are provided in the community at a fixed location.. Case management is offered weekly through home visits.. Residents are required to pay 30% of their disability income.. Eligibility Criteria.. Prince George s County, Maryland resident.. Unaccompanied homeless individual (or resident of a homeless shelter) with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or more, or had at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three years.. A family or a single individual with a disability,  ...   training that would increase their ability to earn a higher income.. The Progressive Path Program provides 22 apartment units for the chronically homeless and disabled individuals and provides stabilization for the disabled.. Transitional housing opportunities are also provided for the chronically homeless.. The aim is to improve the participants physical and mental health environment, create better job opportunities and promote self sufficiency for these residents.. PATH case managers visit with clients at their apartments to provide supervision, support and therapeutic counseling.. Case managers also conduct monthly workshops and training to empower clients as they transition from their respective emergency shelters, in our case Shepherd’s Cove and/or from the streets to permanent housing.. To learn more about our Path Program and other Supportive Housing Programs and how you can partner with us, please call or visit us:.. Nola Dixon, Manager, Supportive Housing Programs.. Phone.. 301.. 322.. 5700 Ext.. 123.. ndixon@ucappgc.. Tiffany Basket, Case Worker, Path Program.. 126.. tbasket@ucappgc.. Wendy Watkins, Case Worker, Path Program.. 127.. wwakins@ucappgc..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. – Housing Services – First Time Home Buyer Program
    Descriptive info: Housing Services.. First Time Home Buyer Program.. Foreclosure Prevention Program.. Post Purchase Program.. Financial Literacy Credit Counselings.. Emergency Utility Assistance Program.. 1st Time Home Buyer Registration.. First Time Home Buyer Program.. The First Time Home Buyer Program helps to prepare customers to buy and maintain homes.. The key to successful home ownership is education.. UCAP will assist the customer with proven wealthbuilding instruction in budgeting, credit and financial planning as well as information on lenders, mortgage affordability and types of financing.. Realtor and Lender referrals may be provided as well.. Our.. guides the customer through the home buying process step by step, from deciding if homeownership is right for them to shopping for a new home that meets their needs.. Counseling promotes a more efficient transaction.. Borrowers and lenders are better able to measure ability to pay and select appropriate loan products..  ...   house an individual/family can afford), financing types, the closing/settlement process, home inspection (including environmental issues) and the real estate agent.. Qualification.. Prince George s County, Maryland Resident.. Program Requirements:.. Complete group workshop.. Complete a one on one counselling session.. Program fee: $75.. 00.. There is a $75 fee for the First time Homebuyer Program.. The fee is a modest one that covers the cost of taking the Program, books, and materials.. This fee also insures that UCAP is able to continue to provide this ervice to other Prince George s County residents.. To learn more about our First Time Home Buyer Program contact:.. Megan Wessels, Housing Services Program Manager.. 119.. mwessels@ucappgc.. James Diggs, First time Homebuyer and Post Purchase Counselor.. 114.. jdiggs@ucappgc.. To Express Enroll in our First Time Home Buyer Program call our receptiondesk at 301.. 5700 and press 0 #:..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. – Neighborhood Development – Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization
    Descriptive info: Neighborhood Development.. Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization.. Clean Green Program.. Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization.. The purpose of the Neighborhood Development Program (NSP) is to:.. 1.. ) Stabilize communities that suffer from foreclosures, abandonment and vacant homes; and.. 2.. ) Provide green, affordable, healthy energy efficient homes for low to moderate income homeowners.. UCAP s Goals for our Neighborhood Development Program are to:.. Increase Affordable Housing Options for Low and Moderate Income Households.. Retain Affordable Housing Stock in Prince George s County.. Grow Green, Energy Efficient Housing Communities and Neighborhoods Near Metro Centers and Transit Stations.. Create Workforce Housing Transit Centers..  ...   Improving Street.. Through the acquisition, rehabilitation and re sale of foreclosed, abandoned, and vacant homes the Neighborhood Development Program will:.. Attract new homeowners to revitalized communities.. Improve property values and stabilize the tax base.. Increase homeownership in low income areas.. Remove blighting influences and vacant structures.. To learn more about our Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization Program and other Neighborhood Development Programs, or how you as a Developer, General Contractor or Realtor can partner with us, please contact:.. Richelle Jackson, Neighborhood Development Finance Manager.. 118.. rjackson@ucappgc.. Jacquelyn Moore, Neighborhood Development Construction Manager.. 112.. jmoore@ucappgc.. James Diggs, Neighborhood Development Realtor Property Manager..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. - Message from President & CEO - Gwendolyn Ferguson
    Descriptive info: Message from President CEO.. As the designated Community Action Agency (CAA), we strive to improve the lives of those impacted by poverty, homelessness, hunger, unemployment, education, and the numerous additional social problems that can keep people from leading a healthy, prosperous lifestyle.. Our mission focuses on some very critical elements and was developed to combat the affects of poverty.. We have worked to address some of the key elements that plague our community in a number of collaborative ways by providing:.. Support for homeless women and children,.. Assistance for those seeking employment and education,.. Food pantry,.. Emergency financial assistance,.. Foreclosure, and.. Help for our growing population of senior citizens.. These services and the many others provided by UCAP are aimed at helping our citizens achieve self  ...   and support to help our community flourish.. It takes a truly comprehensive approach to work on the problems that face our community.. I am committed to serving this community by developing partnerships and collaborating with other providers to help make Prince George s County a better place for those that seek assistance from our organization.. Please review our website and come in for a visit to learn more about our services.. We are always looking for partnerships that help support our community and the people we serve.. Through the efforts of our Board of Directors, Resource Advisory Committee and our staff, UCAP continues to strive to be a leading force in our community, working to help all that need our assistance.. Sincerely,.. Gwendolyn Ferguson.. President CEO..

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  • Title: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. - UCAP’s 2013 Annual Community Day
    Descriptive info: Community Day.. Click Here To View Event Photos.. Special Thanks to Our Event Host.. Fox 5 s Shawn Yancy.. Volunteer Recognition Spot.. Dear UCAP Volunteers,.. It is with our sincerest thanks and appreciation that we would like to honor you for your support and contributions for Community Day.. Your hard work dedication made the event possible and brought awareness to community members and leaders to the need for homeless services in our area.. We can t thank you enough for  ...   Guests.. James Worthy, Retired NBA Lakers Player.. Trackless Train, Moon Bounces.. Live Musical Performances.. Free Dental Screenings.. Free Health Screenings HIV Testing.. Vendors including.. Keller Williams Realty, Mitchellville Dental Organization,The Maryland Health Department, James Worthy Foundation, Scentsy, Deer Park, Sticker Fun 4 Everyone, Body Moves, Extreme Achievers, Amerigroup, Schecham Covenant Ministries, Victory Christian Baptist Church, Zion Celebrate You, Lillian's Resource Center, Children Youth Families, PG County Centennials, United Healthcare, Office of Registrar Wills and Natalie Sweets.. Event Photos.. Thank You Note..

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