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Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry

When families fall upon hard times, we need to help them get back on their pathway to financial stability and success.

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Helping Others Bounce Back Everyday!


Every day at UCCAM, we help people experiencing temporary financial setbacks bounce back from a crisis to care for their families by providing them direct emergency assistance with rent/mortgage and utilities. 

 

Caring Since 1985


Since our inception in 1985, we have witnessed many lives transformed.

People have been supported to secure housing, access services they would not have known about, benefits they didn’t know they were entitled to and have been supported to live independently.

We care deeply about people which is why we offer education, life skills training, and relationship building opportunities that will help transform lives.

 

Thanks to our Supporters


Through the support of United Way, churches, private foundations and our community partners, Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry provides emergency assistance to help pay mortgage, rent, and utilities for those in our community experiencing temporary financial setbacks.

Today, UCCAM is supported by more than 30 churches, over 100 volunteers, and a diverse group of community and corporate partners. 

A Community Effort


All financial assistance is paid directly to a business, landlord, vendor, etc. no cash handouts are given.

Clients are assessed through an intake process, and each individual’s needs are met on a case by case basis.

Each client meets with a case manager to determine the type of assistance that will best move them back on the road to self-sufficiency.

UCCAM efforts are coordinated with other area agencies offering this type of assistance to allow everyone to work together to extend available resources to benefit the most people in need.

Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry

Celebrates 35 Years! 

 
 

Bridging the gap between crisis and hope since 1985. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About Us


We care for those at risk of becoming homeless in our community

through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency.

Lack of food, funds and affordable housing create true disasters in the lives of our clients.

Our goal is to be there first with them to help them dig out of the rubble and return to stability as quickly as possible.

 
 

Mission

Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry (UCCAM) is a private non-profit 501(c) (3) organization in 2020 we will be entering our 35th year of operation.

Since 1985, Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry has responded to our neighbors experiencing a short-term crisis by providing basic needs – rent, mortgage, utilities, food, and personal care products.

Vision

Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry’s (UCCAM) vision is one of a caring community where basic needs are provided so that all residents can achieve and enjoy economic self-sufficiency.



Your simple acts of kindness makes difficult times brighter for families in crisis.

Programs

Emergency Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is provided to avoid eviction or foreclosure, or to avoid loss of heating or cooling during critical seasons after the clients inability to solve their problem on their own.

Information and Referrals

We serve as a clearinghouse forinformation and referrals for food,clothing and other assistance for individuals facing financial difficulty.

Emergency Food Pantry

 Vital Food and personal care products are provided to families who fail to qualify for public assistance.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

This program is designeed to help consumers understand and achieve financial goal-setting, budgeting and building wealth.

History

In early 1982, a Task Force on Emergency Assistance was appointed by United Way’s Union County Social Planning Committee to address problems in the delivery of emergency financial services to families in crises.

The major problems centered on some people falling between the cracks while others abused the available programs. A method of coordinating the programs of local organizations and churches was indicated and the idea of a local Crisis Assistance Ministry was born.

The Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry program was developed based on United Way providing administrative funding, with local churches providing direct assistance funds, which could be used to help local families in need of emergency assistance.

Initially, The Salvation Army in Charlotte operated the program. After almost two years’ operation under The Salvation Army, Crisis Assistance Ministry became a separate agency, incorporated in Union County in 1985.

 

 

The mission of Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Crisis Intervention Program is to provide a bridge from crisis to stability for individuals in our community who are at risk of losing their most basic needs of shelter and food during personal or family crisis.

CONTACT US


1333 West Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
GBarrino@unioncrisis.org
704-225-0440

 

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