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 Community Service Center (UCSC) 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 is a nonprofit community service center in North Park and is run by dedicated volunteers. Uptown provided services to over 2,000 homeless and very-low income persons during the past year through providing a mailing address, taking messages, giving information and referrals, distributing food twice a week, and providing hygiene kits, used clothing, computer/internet access, telephone, fax and help obtaining California IDs. The Center helps between 800 to 900 clients per month, who come in for help three times during the month on average. Clients age range is from 15 to 92 with an average age of 47 and 37% of them are female. The racial breakdown is 39% white, 33% black, 20% Hispanic, and the remaining 8% Asian and other. Homeless clients account for 69% of our clients; 51% of the clients have some form of disability and 13% 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 3 hours per month call UFCSC at 619 281 8411 and ask for J.D. McDonald.
View the June 2015 newsletter, Uptown Update
Thank you to all those who participated in this year’s Walk for the Homeless. The event raised over $7000. Our thanks to all the walkers! View the Pictures
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