About the Up Center
The Up Center provides more than 20 critical support services for children and families in our community, including mental health counseling, parenting education and support, youth mentoring, foster care and adoption, housing and financial counseling, and services for people with disabilities.
We have served as a safety net for people in crisis for more than 135 years and have been a United Way partner organization for more than 100 years. Today, we operate five locations throughout South Hampton Roads and impact over 10,000 people in our community every year by providing evidenced-based services and programs that work.
Mission / Vision / Values
Our mission is to change the trajectories of children and families from crisis to wholeness.
- Counseling and mental health skill-building
- Early childhood education and youth mentoring
- Foster care
- Financial and housing education and counseling
- Disability Services.
Our vision is a healthy community where children and families thrive.
Our 7 core organizational values include: