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Union County Community Shelter's mission and purpose is to provide food and shelter to the hungry and homeless of Union County, North Carolina, and to provide programs to help the homeless achieve self-sufficiency.
The Union County Community Shelter or UCCS was operated by Crisis Assistance from 1985 - 1994 as a winter shelter open from December through March. The maximum capacity was 15 male clients.The results of a 1992 study of homelessness in Union County indicated the number of homeless was increasing. The need for comprehensive services to assist those individuals and families was evident. The Union County Council on Homeless Prevention was formed in 1994 and became a United Way Agency. With the support of United Way the shelter expanded the months of operation through April. The meal program was added in the spring of 1995, and plans to expand and renovate the facility to include women and families were developed. Renovations were completed in October 1998 through the joint efforts of the City of Monroe, the Faith community and the private sector. The shelter currently accommodates men and women onsite and families with children through our motel program. We provide nutritious breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday and three meals on Saturday and Sunday via our meal programs for the hungry.
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