As we continue to focus on serving the community during this increased time of need, our programs remain available to low-income families.

If you or someone you know is in need of crisis stabilization services, dignified food assistance, housing navigation, computer lab access or counseling referrals related to mental health, substance abuse or domestic violence, please contact us today.

Our Indian River, Orlando and St. Lucie UP Center Hours are Monday - Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with our Orlando and St. Lucie County locations also operating Sundays 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Our satellite grocery program in South Vero Beach is now open Monday - Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

In stressful situations, many of our neighbors turn to United Against Poverty for information, guidance and reassurance. Now more than ever, we are deeply grateful for your support.

OUR MAIN CAMPUS HAS MOVED!

As of Monday, January 27 our North Member Share Grocery, Crisis Stabilization, Education and Success Training Employment Programs– as well as collaborating partner services– are operating fully out of our new facility. Located at 1400 27th Street, our new UP Center is just across the street from our former US-1 campus – click here for a map.

STEP Employment Partner

How It Works

Your business provides unpaid, on-the-job training internship opportunities for our Success Training Employment Program (STEP) participants AS a Workplace Training Partner, you commit to providing an on-the-job training experience for an individual for up to 180 hours throughout a six week period. Prior to STEP participant placement in your business, our STEP Job Coach will work with you to determine the specific skills required for your training environment. Candidates are STEP participants who have graduated from Phase I of in-classroom training and have demonstrated a commitment to success. They have completed six weeks of classroom training, which includes personal empowerment curriculum, workplace behavior workshops and certifications including Customer Service, Professionalism, Business Ethics and Safety. STEP delivers screened, trained team players who outperform other entry-level recruits in motivation and retention. Workplace Training Partners choose to work with United Against Poverty STEP Students because it creates real value and cost savings for their firm, while helping to empower and inspire men and women living in poverty to lift themselves to economic self-sufficiency. Want to find out more? Contact our STEP Education Coordinator at 772-564-9365.