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United Community Ministries


To provide a nurturing and supportive environment for homeless and nearly homeless families and individuals as they move toward wholeness.

Agency History

United Community Ministries was created in 1993 by the merger of Community Ministries and the Crisis Ministry Center.  Together these organizations have provided ministry and services to homeless and nearly homeless families and individuals, for over twenty years. 

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Programs  & Services

Bassett Center
Transitional Housing Facility
The Community Shelter
Emergency shelter for men and women ages 18 and over
The Community Pantry
Food boxes provided for eligible families and individuals in need.
The Community Kitchen
Hot meals served 365 days a year; Mon - Fri 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Sat - Sun 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
UCM Permanent Housing Program
Providing housing and intensive case management to chronically homeless and disabled men and women.

Life Changing Experiences

“I can truly say that the Bassett Center changed my life, says Erica Cooper, former Bassett Center resident.


For eight months, Erica and her daughter lived at the Bassett Center, taking advantage of the services offered to homeless people with families. While at the Center, I learned money management skills and was able to pay off a great amount of my debt. I also purchased a vehicle, moved into a two bedroom apartment and I’m on my way to achieving my goal of being a successful business woman. The Bassett Center helped me change my way of thinking. I thank God for the Bassett Center for giving us a place to live through hard times."

If it were not for the Bassett Center, I would be broken, mistreated, involved with drugs, jobless, stressed, and homeless,” states Shanquilla Odom, former Basset Center resident. 


“Because of the Bassett Center, I was able to turn my life around and to make a stable home for me and my daughter. I now have hopes and dreams. I can imagine having my own business someday, living in my own home, sending my daughter to college, maybe even marriage,” continues Shanquilla.  The Bassett Center provide housing for homeless families and offers support services to assist them as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. From adult basic education to job placement, families obtain the necessary resources they need as they move towards wholeness.

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