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Investing in Children

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OUR PROGRAMS AT WORK Housing & Financial Counseling “My situation has improved so much. I have been so happy these last few months. I have a real shot now at keeping this house and it’s all because (The Up Center) helped me.” —Arthur, The Up Center client Click Here OUR PROGRAMS AT WORK Family & Child Counseling “Who we were, how we were the day we walked in…I wouldn’t even recognize those people today. The Up Center’s support of my family has gone above and beyond my wildest expectations. The understanding…the support… without them, I don’t know where we would be today.” —Johanna, The Up Center client Click Here Make Your Donation Count 90 cents of every dollar donated to The Up Center is used to help families overcome unforeseen challenges and work towards a sustainable future. DONATE NOW OUR PROGRAMS AT WORK Team Up Mentoring “The changes I’ve seen in Jaydah and Demii are immeasurable. They’ve grown so much and now think of each other before themselves. The program has changed me as well-I've gained so much patience and become more adventurous. Together we’re making a difference in the community and having fun while doing it.” —Katie, Team Up Mentor Click Here OUR PROGRAMS AT WORK Parent Education & Support “There’s a lot of pressure being a single mom. Brandie helps me with my anxiety.” —Jennifer, The Up Center client Click Here Careers
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"I love working at The Up Center because the standards we set for ourselves are high. I am proud of that fact that our normal course of action for our clients is maybe what others consider to be above and beyond." LEARN MORE —Joe, Therapeutic Family Clinician, Foster Care & Adoption
OUR PROGRAMS AT WORK The Military Family Clinic “The (Military Family) Clinic has been an incredible asset to my command and is a true partner for us.” —David Collins, Director, Hampton VA Medical Center Click Here Working Together “You are on the front lines every day helping families and individuals in need and we so appreciate what you do, especially during this COVID time.” DONATE NOW —Michele Anderson, President & CEO, The United Way of South Hampton Roads

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Recovery Rocks

In honor of National Recovery Month this fall, our team painted Recovery Rocks. Recovery Rocks are a way of expressing support or encouragement for individuals and families on a substance use recovery journey. Rocks can

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Remembering Agent

This fall, we said goodbye to Agent, our resident service dog from Canine Companions. An honorary member of The Up Center staff, Agent brought joy and light to staff, clients and of course, his favorite

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Celebrating Together for the Holidays

OUR BOARD This holiday season, Virginia Hitch, a member of our Board of Directors, sent out flyers to her neighbors, friends and family to collect board books and pajamas for children in our Early Childhood

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