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Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry

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

Proudly Serving Union County, North Carolina
Since 1985

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Letter from our

Executive Director 


Celebrating 35 Years

Dear UCCAM Supporters,

We share the concerns that are associated with the novel Cornonavirus (COVID-19). Our hearts and prayers go out to all the people who have been and are being affected by this unprecedented epidemic.

Our mission is to serve our most vulnerable neighbors is stronger than ever.  We are not allowing a virus to stop us from helping our neighbor in need. 

We have just changed the way we accomplish our mission, as we are now working remotely to keep clients, volunteers, and staff safe during this health crisis. 

We are grateful to the healthcare workers, first responders and governments (local, state, federal and around the world), working to contain and resolve the pandemic. 

We thank our local community organizations, leaders, essential businesses and sponsors that keep food and necessities available to those in need. 

We are forever thankful to God for His grace to see us all through this pandemic.

Gloria Barrino 

Executive Director 



Join Us in Making a Difference

 When  you support our ministry, you are investing in your community and  in neighbors that need a hand up.

We invite you to join us as we compassionately support struggling neighbors,

empower them to navigate life's daily challenges,

and help them experience the love of Christ demonstrated. 

Consider donating today and lend a hand to a neighbor in need. 

Thank you for your generosity!


Ms. Smith's

Personal UCCAM Story


Ms.Smith has been a hair stylist in Monroe for over 20 years. Due to COVID-19, Ms.Smith had to close her shop.

Normally, she can maintain and always pays her bills on time, but with no income  coming in for almost two months, she was falling behind on her bills.

UCCAM was able to help Ms.Smith with her mortgage to help get her back on her feet until her employment would start. 

-Client Stories-

Your donations help 

neighbors in need!


The Sosa's Personal UCCAM Story 


Mrs.Sosa is a kidney transplant recipient. After returning home from her transplant, Mrs.Sosa was diagnosed with COVID-19.

She was then hospitalized because of the virus. Mr.Sosa, her husband, worked for a local manufacturing company in Monroe and because of his exposure to the virus, he was unable to report to work for three weeks. 

The extensive hospital stays and quarantine due to COVID-19 caused the Sosa's to fall behind on their rent. 

Our agency was able to provide a month's rent for the Sosa's to provide time for them to heal from the virus and get back to work. 


Sarah's UCCAM Success Story

Sarah came to Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry requesting assistance with her rent. She works as an independent contractor in the freight transportation industry and because of COVID-19 she had to close up her business. 

Sarah is currently applying for unemployment in order to stay afloat with her bills and expenses. She is waiting to reopen her business as soon as the state of North Carolina allows and when that happens she is looking forward to signing a contract with Duke Energy.

UCCAM was able to help Sarah stay in her home during this time of uncertainty and economic loss! 

More Client Success Stories 

See how our agency through generous donors and funders is combating the widespread impact of COVID-19.

         Click below to read more client success stories like Sarah's.

Client Success Stories

Please share our website and social media with others who may be in need of assistance.


Sharing God's Love with our Community! 

We care about you and what you are going through.

For those of you who may have suffered a job loss or are dealing with sickness or loneliness, please know we are praying for you! 




What is UC CARES?

Union County Community Assistance & Resources Emergency Support or UC CARES is a web resource that Union County residents can turn to. There they can find a variety of resources quickly!

Residents can find help with a variety of topics ranging from crisis/Emergency Assistance to Food, Employment and Housing Assistance. 

Residents can also give help by learning about volunteer opportunities, how to give blood and where to donate food and other goods. Check out the website for other ways to help the community! 

Resources listed on the website include local, state, and federal agencies along with private and non-profit organizations that serve Union County. 

Source: http://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/emergency-assistance/uc-cares


News Update-

Letter from our Executive Director 

Sharing God's Love

 with our Community

Dear Community:

In response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus public health emergency, until further notice, all case management, emergency financial appointments, and education will take place virtually.

The helpline will continue to operate at 704-225-0440. Please call United Way at 211 for an updated list for food and clothing assistance.

How can you help UCCAM help our clients? We are requesting significant financial assistance so that we will be prepared for the coming months when out-of-work wage earners will be at most risk for evictions and homelessness.

This is a time when we need to come together to support those most at risk.

Thank you,

Gloria Barrino, Executive Director


Urgent Food Pantry Needs

Would you consider donating any of the following items?

  • Facial Tissue 
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (60% or greater)
  • Paper products (plates, cups, paper towels)
  • Household Cleaners
  • Food: canned food, canned meats
  • Fresh meat (freezers are available)
  • Other non-perishable food items

Thank you for your donations in this great time of need!

Together, we will get through this crisis!





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.



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.


Your Donation?

Through your generous support of Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry you can make a significant difference in the lives of those in need on a daily basis.

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Funding Partners


We are so grateful for our funding partners which include:


-Private Foundations

-United Way of Central Carolina's

-City of Monroe


-Local Businesses

Pictured: Andy Mermans of the Mercanas Foundation.


Will You Help Us Feed Those in Crisis?

If your church, school, business or family could plan a food drive or a fundraiser to help us stock our pantry, it would mean so much to local families struggling to survive. 

Call us at 704-238-0155 and we'll tell you how!


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.


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Monroe, Nc 28110


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