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The Up Center's Volunteers Win Achievement Award!

Congratulations to The Up Center’s volunteers who were honored in 3 categories at the 2013 Volunteer Achievement Awards, hosted by Volunteer Hampton Roads. The Individual Adult Award went to Board Member Bruce LaLonde for his work with Team Up; Step Up Supervisors were honored in the Nonprofit […]

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Mission Madness helps Up Center Books

Last Saturday, volunteers from Mission Madness came to Up Center Books to help  with artwork & beading, which will be sold at future craft fairs. Each item sold will benefit our workforce readiness training program, helping empower those in crisis!

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Become a 130th Anniversary Sponsor!

Join our mission of helping thousands of people in need –Sponsor our 130th Anniversary! Receive recognition at our Annual Meeting, 130th Anniversary event, as well as in our Annual Report, on our website and social media channels. Contact for more details or download the application here.

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Register for The Up Center's Foster Care Awareness Month Lunch and Learn

Join us for a Foster Care Awareness Month Lunch and Learn on Monday, May 6 from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library in Virginia Beach. Gain personal insight from foster and adoptive families, a presentation on attachment by Shawn Ware-Avant, The Up […]

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50 Families Graduate from Creating Lasting Family Connections!

More than 130 people attended the Creating Lasting Family Connections graduation on March 27, 2013, at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, to watch families accept their certificate of completion. The night was a culmination of 7 months of hard work, studying the curriculum each week and […]

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The Up Center is Hiring!

Make a difference in the community by joining our team! Great full-time and part-time opportunities await! We have an immediate need for: Development Specialist, Home Visiting RN, Lead Outpatient Clinician/Licensed, Mental Health Services Clinician and MORE! WWW.INTERNETJURISDICTION.NET/RANKING/2013/what do you need for a cash advance loan Learn more […]

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Mending a Broken Family: Creating Lasting Family Connections

Michael and Tricia met at Arizona State University, fell in love, and married. Over the next few years, they had four beautiful daughters – RaeAnne, Riley, Jennette, and Jennifer. Things seemed perfect until Michael learned that Tricia had a history of struggling with drug addiction. “One day, […]

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130 Years Rooted in Community Service

For 130 years, The Up Center has served as a safety net for the Hampton Roads community. Back in 1883, running an orphanage for abandoned children and caring for impoverished families were the primary goals of Norfolk United Charities, the forerunner to The Up Center. Unemployment and […]

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Vote for Up Center Books – Best of 2013

The Pilot’s Best of 2013 Contest is back–a place where readers vote on their favorite businesses in Hampton Roads. Please vote for Up Center Books as the “Best Used Bookstore” in Norfolk, and receive 25% off your next bookstore purchase. There are several ways to vote: credit […]

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The Up Center Receives $10,000 Grant

The Up Center was awarded a $10,000 grant from Cox Charities, which will support its Team Up mentoring program. STARTGOODNESS.ORG/DEFAULTTUTORIAL/ Pictured below: Executive Vice President Dia DuVernet and President & CEO Ed Welp

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