Executive Director Blog

09
Dec

Sunday December 9 2018

During this month of giving, UCO staff and volunteers have been doing what we can to reduce the misery felt by those who are sleeping unsheltered. We had 166 guests, […]

02
Dec

Sunday December 2 2018

Our drop-in community center was closed last Sunday. However, staff was very busy this past week helping a number of clients access services and move closer to permanent housing. One […]

25
Nov

Sunday November 25 2018

  One of Thanksgiving week’s highlights was helping a long-time guest of our drop-in center to clean up, get off the streets and enter an in-house substance recovery program.  We transported him to […]

11
Nov

Sunday November 11 2018

  Thank you to Uplift Charity, its director Sadia Dadabhoy and all the volunteers who came to the drop-in center yesterday.  In addition to volunteering in the kitchen, Uplift Charity brought a […]

04
Nov

Sunday November 4 2018

  As we begin the month of Thanksgiving, it seems appropriate to begin this week’s update with a hand-written note that one of our guests gave to one of our volunteers yesterday — […]

21
Oct

Sunday October 21 2018

A busy day yesterday as Urban Community Outreach staff and volunteers welcomed 165 guests, of whom 9 were first-time visitors to the drop-in center. There were 36 volunteers who helped […]

14
Oct

Sunday October 14 2018

Urban Community Outreach staff and volunteers welcomed 174 guests, of which 15 were first-time visitors, to the drop-in center yesterday. There were 48 volunteers, many from Cal State Long Beach […]

07
Oct

Sunday October 7 2018

Fall was in the air yesterday at the drop-in center. We welcomed 167 guests, of whom 12 were first-time visitors. We had a whopping 63 volunteers, including students from West […]

30
Sep

Sunday September 30 2018

This past weekend was a busy one for UCO. We hosted our first BBQ for our supporters and volunteers on Saturday afternoon. About 60 people enjoyed delicious food donated by […]

23
Sep

Sunday September 23 2018

A busy day at our drop-in center yesterday – 229 guests, of which 31 were new, and 37 volunteers who helped cook, serve, and clean. Thank you to our volunteers […]

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