Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Thursday, October 21, 2021 2pm - 6pm

Survivor's Brunch:
(Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Survivors)
Thursday, October 24, 2021 2pm - 5pm

Family Fall Fest: Wellness Fair
Saturday, October 30, 2021 11am - 3pm
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If you or someone you know are in need of food, baby items, clothing, shelter, energy assistance, pending eviction, rental or mortgage assistance, at risk of lead exposure at home, are a victim of a crime, need youth development activities and/or young adult vocational training we have a department here to help!
March 2020 to current has been riddled with challenges that have been amplified due to the pandemic. The community has been in need and UCC along with many other organizations and individuals continue to rise to the challenge.
Last Month's Recap
UCC hosted a Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 25. Alongside 10 different partners, UCC served 298 individuals with information regarding mental, health, intellectual, financial and educational wellness.

Partnered with the Essex County Department of Health 20 individuals were vaccinated for COVID-19 on site.
The event's goal was to celebrate and unite the community while spreading awareness of UCC’s key role in the war on poverty.
Housing Assistance

UCC was recently awarded three major grant projects from the NJDCA, US Federal Government and Partners In Health. All new funding sources are to enhance specific programs already operating within the UCC anti-poverty model. These funds were made available to local social service providers in an effort to address the community’s response to the pandemic and its economic slowdown in Newark. 
Under New Jersey's eviction moratorium, landlords can still jump-start the eviction process and be ready to kick out non-paying tenants the day the moratorium ends. As a tenant or home owner you can begin preparing for this process.

For more information on The Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention and Mortgage Assistance services, visit the link below.
For more details email tabatha.perez@uccnewark.org
United On and Off the Clock
“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.”
-Richard Watson Gilder

On October 9, 2021, UCC's Housing Assistance Program Manager, Tabatha Perez's Catering Company, Cookie’s Kitchen & Mimi’s Sweet Treats collaborated with the New Jersey Veteran’s Network to provide free haircuts and meals to Homeless Veterans who are currently residing at Urban Renewal Corporation located 521 Washington St. Newark NJ.
This event is in loving memory of the late Marine Veteran Gumersindo Manuel Alvarez, Sr.
Invest In Newark
UCC Vacant Lots:
  • 38 Blum Street

  • 42 Blum Street 

  • 44 Blum Street

  • 491 South 10th Street

  • 493 South 10th Street

  • 497 South 10th Street

  • 503 South 10th Street

  • 505-507 South 10th Street

  • 511 South 10th Street

  • 513-515 South 10th Street

Some are being sold at market rate but others are offered at affordable prices.

**All lots are located in Newark, NJ 07103
Youth, Family and Senior Services
The Teen Enrichment Program goal is to inspire and elevate the youth of Newark. Teens are encouraged to find their own path, empowering them to stand in their individuality, while also teaching the strength of unity.

  • Mentoring
  • Health/Wellness
  • Homework Assistance
  • Technology Lab
  • Career Readiness
  • Community Service
  • Achievement Recognition
  • Recreation/Gaming
  • Basketball Clinics
  • Field Trips

All Essex County Teens
Ages 13 to 18
For more information on youth programming email:
Community and Family Empowerment Program

UCC’s Community and Family Empowerment Program aims to effectively engage families about the services available to their children, connect families to a network of community programs, agencies, and services that support and empower parents in advocating for their children, and aid families in maneuvering Juvenile Justice System reform efforts. 
Making Strides
The completion of
Lead Safe Certification
We are proud to announce that two of our UCC YouthBuild participants have completed their Lead Safe Certification and are currently working with our Lead Abatement Program.

The lead paint removal certification training, prepares students for a certification that teaches the removal, renovation and painting process in compliance with EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.
UCC YouthBuild is currently offering the CCNA Certification to YouthBuild participants along with assistance in the search of a job placement site.
Additional programs offered include:

  • High School Equivalency Credential
  • Job Skills Development
  • Life Skills Training
  • Case Management
  • Construction Training
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Assistant
With fluctuating community COVID Cases YouthBuild remains a hybrid schedule. Participants are provided breakfast and lunch.
For More information
Email: youthbuild@uccnewark.org
The total cost of the YouthBuild program is $1,250,000. $1,000,000 (80%) is funded through a U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration grant. The other $250,000 (20%) is funded through State and Local resources.
Lead Safe Homes

  • 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
Energy Assistance
UCC’s Energy Assistance Department helps clients receive monetary assistance for electric bills via Universal Service Fund Program (USF), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric Program (PAGE) and the Solar Landscape Program.

If you or someone you know is struggling with energy bills please reach out to our dedicated LIHEAP / USF / PAGE team by calling 973-642-0181
Energy Assistance Locations
Ann Street
106 Ann St
Newark, NJ 07105

NAN Newark Tech World
400 Hawthorne Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
Champion House
933 S 17th St
Newark, NJ 07108

332 S 8th Street
Newark, NJ 07103

Fulton Street Emergency Shelter
31 Fulton Street
Newark, NJ 07102

West Side Park
600 S 17th Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Food and Clothing Services
***FREE 14 Day Food Delivery***
Package is available to households quarantining due to contracting COVID-19
UCC continues to partner with over 40 local non profits to expand the distribution of fresh produce and personal care items through out the community.

Food Packages are available for pick up for those in need of food assistance.

Grantee is a proud partner with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Emergency Services
Victims Assistance Program

The Victims Assistance Program offers holistic support from licensed staff and referrals to partners for individuals who have experienced victimization including one or more of these areas Domestic and/Family Abuse, Elder Abuse or Neglect, Robbery / Sexual Assault, or Bullying (Physical, Cyber, Verbal).
VAP Brochures
Fulton Street Emergency Shelter

UCC’s Fulton Street Emergency Shelter has operated since 1964 serving men and women 18 and older. The emergency shelter currently operates 24/7 to house guests due to the impacts of COVID and with expanded bedding during Code Blue. Guests are introduced to all the resources available at UCC with one-on-one case management and services provided through partnerships such as medical aid and rehabilitation programs.
Newark Hope Village

UCC manages one of the first homeless container villages in NJ and one of few in the country. The Village consists of 20 code-compliant modular residences converted from shipping containers with dorm-style rooms and two structures with private shower rooms and a multipurpose area. Rooms are fitted with a heater / air conditioner, a bunk bed with extra storage and a dresser. Rooms were decorated by members of the Essex County community. Newark Hope Village is one of the first homeless container villages in NJ and one of few in the country designed for safe and respectable living. The project primarily houses homeless individuals from the Penn Station corridor.
Individuals Served
January 2021 - October 2021
Food & Clothing Pantry
Youth, Family & Senior Services
Energy Assistance
Emergency Services
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