About the Up Center
The Up Center provides more than 20 critical support services for children and families in our community, including mental health counseling, parenting education and support, youth mentoring, foster care and adoption, housing and financial counseling, and services for people with disabilities.
We have served as a safety net for people in crisis for 140 years and have been a longstanding United Way partner organization. Today, we operate five locations throughout South Hampton Roads and impact over 10,000 people in our community every year by providing evidenced-based services and programs that work.
Mission / Vision / Values
Our mission: We are committed to partnering with children, families, and communities to improve lives and outcomes through prevention, intervention, and support services.
- Counseling and mental health skill-building
- Early childhood education and youth mentoring
- Foster care
- Financial and housing education and counseling
- Disability Services.
Our vision is a healthy community where children and families thrive.
Our 7 core organizational values include:
Celebrating 140 Years of Excellence
In 2023, The Up Center celebrates its 140th Anniversary. A community wide celebration event will be held on June 2nd, revealing a new exterior mural at our 19th Street location. For more information about this event, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.