United Community Ministries

United Community Minitries

United Community Ministries is committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for homeless, and nearly homeless, families and individuals as they move toward wholeness.

About UCM

United Community Ministries is a non-profit organization composed of local religious, governmental and private supporters who are committed to addressing the needs of the homeless and nearly homeless populations in Nash and Edgecombe Counties in Eastern North Carolina.

McDonald St. Shelter

Located in Rocky Mount, NC, United Community Ministries provides the only emergency shelter and transitional housing for the general homeless population in the Rocky Mount area. Last year alone saw more than 340 individuals receive aid due to homelessness.

Founded in 1977, United Community Ministries has been providing not only emergency shleter, but also operates a soup kitchen that feeds an average of over 30,000 meals annually.

Bassett Center

In 2001, United Community Ministries opened the Bassett Center as a result of the ever present need of housing for families with children that are at risk for homelessness.

With more than 600 children within the Nash-Rocky Mount School system identified as homeless, an average of 45 families on the Bassett Center waiting list, United Community Ministries is continually striving to do its part to aid these families.

Contact Us

McDonald St. Shelter

341 McDonald Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
P: (252) 985-1650

Bassett Center

916 Branch Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
P: (252) 985-0078

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2624
Rocky Mount, NC 27802


United Community Ministries partners with other organizations and nonprofits in Nash and Edgemcombe Counties in order to serve individuals and families who are, or at risk for, homelessness. Here are a few of the organizations that we work with on a regular basis.

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