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As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing services for over five decades, your financial support of our services helps to bring about positive change in the lives of the people we serve and in the health of our community. Donations can be earmarked for a specific program or it can be used to offset overhead costs.
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2022 Service Update
January 2022- April 2022
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United Community Corporation helps empower all members of our community to achieve economic self-sufficiency by providing a range of supportive services. We continue to expand and improve our services, which include; an emergency shelter with case management, a program for seniors, low-income housing, and a range of high-quality after school and summer camp programs for youth.
We are always open to new partnerships and collaborations to aid in fulfilling our mission to help lift low-income residents out of poverty and to improve the quality of their lives in every way we can.
You can also contact us if you are interested in volunteering - we welcome your help in better serving the community !
Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 11pm - 8pm
3 on 3 CBVI Basketball Tournament
Weequahic Park Basketball Court
Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 11am-2pm
Self-Sufficiency Preparation Training: Employment Readiness
The Waterfront (2 Grafton Avenue)
For more information, contact
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If you or someone you know are in need of food, baby items, clothing, shelter, energy assistance, pending eviction or mortgage assistance, at risk of lead exposure at home, are a victim of a crime, and/or need youth development activities or young adult vocational training we have a department here to help!
"Addressing Food Insecurity in the City"
The initiative features a food truck equipped to serve prepared and packaged meals directly to individuals facing food insecurity. The project, UCC officials said, can adapt to meet the needs of the community, help overcome the barriers of transportation encountered by low-income residents and eliminate the stigma of going to a food pantry or soup kitchen.
The new initiative follows suit with another recent effort UCC has led to address food insecurity, establishing a community fridge in the city’s East Ward. The unit provides residents around-the-clock access to staple goods such as milk, juice, cheese, fresh fruits and vegetables, all at no cost. In celebration of next week’s UCC Café ribbon-cutting, organization officials will debut another community fridge at South 8th Street.
“We are in some interesting times between social distancing and the lifting of those restrictions. We have to figure out ways to be better stewards for our community, caregivers to our neighbors, and the mobile feeding program and the community refrigerators both represent the forward-moving and reach into the communities that we want to serve,” UCC Executive Director Craig Mainor told TAPinto Newark.
“We have to stay on our toes and be flexible enough to meet the needs of the community.”
Mainor noted that about 40% of Newark residents don’t own a car, making it difficult for many residents to access meals by foot. By establishing a mobile feeding program like the UCC Café, hot meals can get delivered directly to the city’s at-risk residents. Meals are cooked and pre-packaged at a kitchen on 19th Avenue and then brought onto the truck to be delivered directly to the community. The service caters to UCC’s senior clients and shelter guests, and it will be made available to partners and others in need of assistance.
- Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Lead from paint chips and dust can pose serious health hazards.
- Sellers must disclose known information on lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards before selling a house.
- Real estate sales contracts must include a specific warning statement about lead-based paint. Buyers have up to 10 days to check for lead.
Are you at risk of lead-based paint hazards in your home?
Call 973-642-0181 to schedule your FREE at-home Inspection/Risk Assessment
Challenged with shut off notices ?
UCC is pleased to offer Essex County Residents the LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) along side the PAGE Program (Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric) taking you step by step through the applications for financial assistance including all documentation needed.
NJ's Eviction Protections & Self-Certification Form
If you live in a NJ household with income below 120% of your county's Area Median Income (AMI), you are permanently protected from eviction or removal at any time for nonpayment of rent, habitual late payment of rent, or failure to accept a rent increase that accrued from March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
- The eviction moratorium is not automatic for those who are eligible
- Each individual MUST self-certify by completing the Income Self-Certification Form online.
- Address, county of residence, total number of household members, and household income are required.