Monday, May 10, 2021
Thank You Amerigroup for sponsoring
UCC's Senior Services
“Through the decades, UCC has been on the ground fighting against poverty and the systems that create it, the agency has always sought out community partners who share our common mission to strengthen an already strong community, Amerigroup is a perfect partner for our agency and the city”
- Craig Mainor, UCC Executive Director
Congratulations Maria !!!
We are so proud and honored to share the great news that one of our own, Maria Torres, was awarded the Russ Berry Making A Difference Award! Maria has been extremely helpful, resourceful and an overall force to be seen during the recent pandemic.

She has been able to scale our food pantry services to numbers that are way beyond anything that I would have thought possible. She remained focus on the mission of our agency through her own personal struggles and major challenge of the pandemic. I stand in awe at her dedication.
In the past 10 months, she and her staff have organized, prepared, and distributed more than 150,000 meals to some of Newark's most vulnerable residents. Those numbers are unreal but provably REAL! The folks at the Russell Berrie Foundation (Ramapo College) have presented her with these amazing awards and I am so happy for her. 

Please join me, and congratulate Ms. Torres for her hard work and dedication to the community in which we all serve.
UCC Is Here To Help
Newark Hope Village
What we decided to do was envision some new way that’s less shelter-ish, but more of a home for the community that had already established themselves down at Penn Station,” says United Community Corporation Executive Director, Craig Mainor.
!! UPCOMING EVENTS !!
May 15, 2021
Mother's Day Giveaway
Food & Clothing Distribution

May 21, 2021
TechSpark Career Panel
(8th - 12th grade students)

May 22, 2021
"Don't Wait Until It's Too Late"
Housing Seminar

May 24, 2021
Ann Street Monthly Fresh Produce Distribution (4th Mondays)

May 27, 2021
Community and Family Empowerment Program
Meet and Greet
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If you or someone you know are in need of food, shelter, energy assistance, pending eviction or mortgage assistance, at risk of lead exposure at home, are a victim of crime, and/or need youth development activities or young adult vocational training we have a department here to help!
A Huge Thank You !

To all those who spring cleaned and donated items to be distributed to those in need. The outpouring of donations is a powerful testament to the heart of community. The #BKind was able to provide an abundance of resources to individuals in need thanks to community donations, guest speakers, the UCC Board of Directors and the support of local agencies, such as the Essex County Prosecutor's Office - Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy - Pamela McCauley, South Ward Councilman John Sharpe James, the Newark Police Explorers program-4th Precinct - Detective Moore (guest speaker), Precious Little Ladies - Aziz Kibibi (guest speaker), the Essex County Prosecutors Office, the Shani Baraka Center, Amerigroup, Beauty for Ashes, the Newark Department of Public Safety.

UCC will continue to giveaway the items donated to individuals and families in need.

Get involved
Email: info@uccnewark.org
Our Annual Initiative
#BKind Community Giveaway

April 24, 2021, UCC hosted what is now our annual initiative. The #BKind event, in loving memory of our late Board Member and community leader, Pastor Veronice Horne, was held during National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) at West Side Park Community Center located in Newark. This event included free groceries, clothing and household items to those in need as well as words of empowerment from survivors of crime and local informational resources.

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is a time to renew our commitment to serving all victims of crime, to acknowledge the achievements in victim services and allied professions, to honor those who have gone above and beyond in their service to others, and to remember crime victims and survivors.
A Special Thank You to our Guest Speakers:

Aziza Kabibi
Pamela McCauley
Councilman John Sharpe James
Detective Robert Moore
A Message From Senator Cory Booker
Housing Assistance
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. It will expire two months after the end of the state's “public health emergency,” a period that Murphy continually renews each month. As a tenant or home owner you can begin preparing for this process.

For more details email pam.mcneill@uccnewark.org
Lead Safe Homes
New Lead Abatement Program

  • Many home built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Lead from paint chips and dust can pose serious health hazards.

  • Children under 6 years old most at risk for lead poisoning

  • Landlords must disclose known information on lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards before leases take effect. Leases must include a specific warning statement about lead-based paint.
Energy Assistance
Ann Street
106 Ann St
Newark, NJ 07105

Champion House
933 S 17th St
Newark, NJ 07108

Fulton Street
Emergency Shelter
31 Fulton Street
Newark, NJ 07102
NAN Newark Tech World
400 Hawthorne Ave
Newark, NJ 07112

Village
332 S 8th Street
Newark, NJ 07103

West Side Park
600 S 17th Street
Newark, NJ 07103
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
Food and Clothing Pantry
On May 3 at 10 a.m., UCC held a grand opening event at Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church on Ann Street where the organization will debuted the UCC Clothing Boutique.

The boutique will be set up like a normal shop but be completely free to attendees. The new location will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Champion House
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.

For Food Packages, email:

fooddistribution@uccnewark.org

***Free 14 Day Food Delivery***
Package is available to households quarantining due to contracting COVID-19
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.
YouthBuild
With fluctuating community COVID Cases YouthBuild remains a hybrid schedule. Participants are provided breakfast and lunch.

For More information
Email: youthbuild@uccnewark.org
West Side Park
UCC along side Arman Roy Foundation will be hosting a TechSpark Career Panel which is one of a few panel discussions for 8th through 12th grade students with an interest in careers in the S.T.E.A.M fields. Participants will get the chance to hear from and speak with 4-6 professionals within the technology field.


Registration is currently open !
For further questions please email: 
UCC continues to operate hybrid youth, STEAM, teen and senior programming. With seniors being at particularly high risk meals and activities are delivered to provide engagement and nutritious food options.

For more information on youth programming email:
yucleidis.melendez@uccnewark.org
First Quarter Service Numbers
January 2021 - April 2021
42,409
7,444
Food & Clothing Pantry
Youth, Family & Senior Services
859
Energy Assistance
83
YouthBuild
570
Emergency Services
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