Our Mission

United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Prince George’s County, Md. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good. We work to achieve our mission by providing solutions such as housing services, crisis care, case management, transformative education, emergency food pantry services, assistance for the homeless and more.

Our vision is to eliminate poverty and maximize self-sufficiency in Prince George’s County.

How We

Do It

WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION BY PROVIDING:

Case management services and support

Emergency shelter and food pantry services

Sustainable affordable housing options

Childcare and after-school programs

Emergency rent, mortgage, and utility assistance

Job training, readiness, placement and retention

Resources and programs to aid those in poverty

Advocacy and leadership in the community

United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.

Our Story

UCAP, a nonprofit 501(c) (3), was established in 1964 and is the leading advocate for those facing deficiencies in education, affordable housing, economic stability, and health care access. UCAP is the official Community Action Agency for Prince George’s County, Md.

 

We provide services to individuals and families whose quality of life has been negatively impacted by poverty, unemployment, homelessness, crime, and inadequate public health services.

 

Through our efforts, women in PG County and their families, are able to achieve stabilization and become self–sufficient members of the greater community.

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Because of You . . . We Can!!!

Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with individual community stakeholders that come together to create or stabilize the foundation for future generations to come. It is through modeling good stewardship that we pass this legacy of service. 

 

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you see the extraordinary programs and services we provide here at UCAP and how we work daily to serve over 3000 low-income residents in PG County, Md. Through six program service divisions including the Emergency Homeless Shelter, Seniors Program, Permanent Supportive Housing Program, HUD Certified Housing Counseling Program, Weatherization, Neighborhood Development, and Emergency Food Pantry.

Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with individual community stakeholders that come together to create or stabilize the foundation for future generations to come. It is through modeling good stewardship that we pass this legacy of service.

 

THANK YOU – to our team of professional, dedicated front line staff, our amazing Board of directors, our Federal, State, local Government and community partners, our 277 faith-based supporters, the over 2000 individuals who volunteered this year, our local public and private schools, our private, corporate and foundation supporters and last but not least our customers.

1400 Doewood Ln, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

(301) 322-5700 ext. 101