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Camp Horizon is around the corner!

School is almost out and we are so excited to host Camp Horizon, beginning June 17th. Camp Horizon offers a curriculum focused on therapeutic recreation and education for children and young adults with disabilities. Learn more here! top online payday loans

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Attention Aspiring Writers: Enter Our Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Showcase your writing skills in the Fly By Sci-Fi Writing Contest and get a chance to win great prizes like a free class at The Muse Writers Center and the opportunity to read your work at the Author Lydia Netzer’s launch party at Up Center Books on […]

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Become a Foster Care Volunteer Committee Member!

The Up Center’s Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Services is seeking volunteers to join its Volunteer Committee. Its purpose is to help develop activities for the program, recruit volunteers to become foster parents, assist Foster Care staff in efforts to secure resources to meet the program’s needs, […]

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Saying thanks to our Foster Parents, our "Everyday Heroes"

During National Foster Care Month, we celebrate the everyday heroes that have opened their hearts and homes to children in need. Now the community wants to say “thanks” too! Here are handwritten notes from community members that want to show their appreciation for our foster parents!

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May is National Foster Care Awareness Month!

1,042 Hampton Roads children are in foster care, and each ONE needs your support. i need a cash advance right now If you have a few minutes… Wear a blue ribbon during May in support of National Foster Care Month. Make a contribution to The Up Center […]

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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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