Success stories

  “I remember this because her words touched my heart.” As nine-year-old Joanne finished, I turned to look at Tabby—the inspiration for the poem—sitting at my side. Tears were in her eyes. We were at Urban Ministry Center and Trinity Episcopal School’s end of the year party....

Karen stood over the rocking chair I had motioned her to see. “This is nice,” she said, tapping it slightly with her hand to see how it moved. She paused and looked at the chair intensely, crossing her brow. “Okay, yeah. I’ll take that, I...

As a member of the HousingWorks team, I’ve had many opportunities to witness transformations that are nothing short of miraculous.  We have seen tenants experience dramatic improvements in health, mental wellbeing, and familial relationships.  Often, these changes develop rapidly when individuals gain the safety and...

  Why this place?  Why these people?  Why me?  One of my favorite projects this year was collecting first-person reflections from volunteers, staff and board members of the Urban Ministry Center.   Liz Peralta Development Team, UMC “When I was a volunteer here, a neighbor asked if I would call...

Making an impact on one individual’s life is a fulfilling thing. It can pleasantly linger in someone’s memory for decades depending on the situation and what was accomplished. Each year has roughly 250 work days in it, so last year the VISTA program allowed me...

Room In The Inn (RITI) has just resumed for the 2013-14 season. Founded in 1996, Urban Ministry Center coordinates RITI during the coldest months of each year, providing emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness. The program relies on the time, talent and resources of nearly...

[caption id="attachment_884" align="alignleft" width="298"] RAIN Walk[/caption] Every Thursday afternoon, a group of people meets in the common room of Moore Place; they all have different stories and paths that brought them to the group but they all share the same passion to fight homelessness. These people...

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