April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Each year, more than three million children are the victims of child abuse. Last year in Hampton Roads alone, over 14,000 calls were made to report child abuse or neglect. As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, The Up […]

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Foreclosure Default/Delinquency and Budget Counseling Workshop

Foreclosure Default/Delinquency and Budget Counseling Workshop   When: Thursday April 21, 2016, 12:00pm-2:30pm Where: Portsmouth Public Library- Churchland Branch 4934 High Street West, Portsmouth VA. (757) 686-2538   Sign up or call to register at 757-622-7017 ext.103   All counseling workshops presented by HUD Certified Housing Counselors […]

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8 Tips to Live Credit Smart!

8 Tips to Live Credit Smart! Understanding credit and credit scores can be confusing for some. Your credit score can impact your financial life in many ways, from buying a house or car, to renting a home, and can even affect your potential to receive a job! […]

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“Don’t Get Burned!” Art Contest

The Up Center presents the: “Don’t Get Burned!” Art Contest     The Up Center’s Strengthening Families program is holding an art contest in 3 local Portsmouth Public Schools to educate youth and their families on the dangers of tobacco products. Each day in the United States, […]

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STEP Parenting Classes 2016

Registration is Now Open for the STEP Parenting Class 2016 In Norfolk and Portsmouth! **Approved for Court Mandated Participants**   STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) is a nationally recognized program for parents of children 1 to 6 years of age. The 7-week program emphasizes effective discipline, understanding […]

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For Children’s Sake Class Schedule 2016

For Children’s Sake Schedule 2016 **Approved for Court Mandated Participants**   For Children’s Sake is a workshop designed to provide parents with the necessary skills to protect and shield their children from the conflict of a separation or divorce Pre-registration is required. Cost: $50   Suffolk (Saturdays) […]

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New Anger Management Class

  Anger Management   The Up Center is currently running Anger Management classes for adults in our Norfolk office on Monday evenings from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. The Up Center 222 W. 19th St. Norfolk, VA 23517 This program is designed to help individuals learn […]

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2 New Women’s Assertiveness Groups

Women’s Assertiveness Groups A class for women to learn how to stand up for themselves! Would you like… To overcome your fear of conflict and anger? To have a new way to handle stress? To be able to say NO? To not be taken advantage of? Join us! FREE 7 […]

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New Family Strengthening Groups begin this week!

We’re excited to announce our partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to empower Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living. The Strengthening Families Program curriculum is a 14-week education program. Meals are catered and sessions are held once a […]

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Support group for Hispanic children to begin July 2 in Virginia Beach

Support Group for Hispanic Children 7-12 This free, 8-week group program helps Hispanic children ages 7-12 learn healthy ways to manage stress. Children will learn how to express their thoughts and feelings about cultural challenges. Children’s healthcare needs will be assessed and parents will be educated about healthcare providers in […]

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