People of Faith Helping Neighbors in Need
Based on the belief that every individual is worthy and can become a self-supporting and contributing member of our community, the mission of Uptown Faith Community Service Center (UFCSC) is:
To provide services to homeless, poor and needy persons in a manner that is respectful and inclusive of all individuals and all circumstances.
Uptown Faith is a nonprofit community service center in North Park and is run by dedicated volunteers. Uptown provides services to over 2,000 homeless and very-low income persons per month through providing a mailing address, taking messages, giving information and referrals, y food distribution twice a week, hygiene kits, used clothing, providing computer/internet access, telephone, fax and help obtaining California IDs. The Center helps an average of over 110 clients per day. Clients age range is from 17 to 82 with an average age of 43 and 40% of them are female. The racial breakdown is 41% white, 34% black, 19% Hispanic, and the remaining 6% Asian and other. Homeless clients account for 60% of our clients; 50% of the clients have some form of disability and 12% are veterans. The Service Center is supported by a group of 11 community churches of several denominations, and contributions from individual donors. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity for 3 hours a week or a month call UFCSC at 619 281 8411 and ask for J.D. McDonald.
March 21: Save the date1 for Uptown’s annual “Walk for the Homeless”. Walk starts at 8:00 a.m. at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave. in Hillcrest; Breakfast following the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. For more information, click here
Raise $150 in Donations and Receive Breakfast, T-shirt and Medal; Breakfast Ticket Donation $25 Sold Separately. If you want to walk, download the Walker Sponsor Form to use to sign up sponsors.
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