The Up Center (formerly Child & Family Services of Eastern Virginia) has been a safety net for the Hampton Roads community for over 125 years. We started as an orphanage for abandoned children, provided coal to poor families to heat their homes, and gave shoes to youth so they could walk to school. Our mission is to strengthen families, protect children, assist people in crisis and help individuals with disabilities maximize their independence. The UP Center has 7 local offices, an annual budget of over $11 million, and over 24 innovative and effective programs including foster care/adoption services, youth mentoring, job training, parent education, violence prevention, and financial/housing counseling. We are a non-profit, United Way Community Partner agency serving over 10,000 people each year.
For more information, visit www.theupcenter.org – less