Our Programs


  • Our Clothing Assistance Program provides clothing and shoes to homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families.
  • We will honor vouchers from local service providers such as the Department of Social Services, OIC, NEED Inc., and C-CAN.
  • All of the clothing and shoes are donated and shopping is free.
  • UCM residents work in CAP as part of our Life Skills Program.

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Life Skills Program

  • The Life Skills Program goal is to teach our clients basic life skills.
  • Resident who are not employed must complete 20 hours a month of Life Skills activities at our facilities or in the community. Activities include cooking, laundry, cleaning the buildings and grounds and assisting with organizing donations of clothing and food.
  • Residents with excellent performance receive a letter of recommendation from UCM to use as they seek employment.

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Christ CAN

  • Christ CAN is a nonprofit, faith-based ministry supported by local churches that operates under the umbrella of United Community Ministries.
  • Christ CAN assists local people in need with rent, utilities, heaters, air conditioners, gas for vehicles and spiritual guidance.
  • A person in crisis is not alone; Christ CAN will meet with them and try to help.

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Food Distribution Program

  • Established in 2015 to feed the hungry children, families and individuals in our community.
  • With a voucher, free food boxes are given every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • The food is donated by partners with the NC Food Bank.

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Road to Self-Sufficiency Program

United Community Ministries’ “Road to Self-Sufficiency Program” is one of our new program established February 2020 and funded through Barnhill Family Foundation. Our self-sufficiency program’s main goal is to help remove barriers that hinders Bassett Center’s homeless families from obtaining safe and stable housing

Financial Assistance Provided:

  • Utility Arrears
  • Rental Arrears
  • Utility Deposit
  • Rental Deposit
  • Rent
  • Utility
  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Short Term Assistance

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