United Planning Organization

Since 1962, the United Planning Organization (UPO) has focused on changing lives — supporting and inspiring Washington, DC’s low-income residents on their journey to self-sufficiency and success. We currently offer more than 30 programs and services in such areas as early childhood education, youth development, job training and placement, health and wellness, housing, and volunteering. UPO is a family, and we understand the importance of supporting both individuals and the loved ones who surround them. Working in and with the community, we will continue helping people get where they want and need to be.

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C.R.E.A.T.E. by United Planning Organization

When children are supported, motivated, and celebrated, there’s no end to what they can accomplish! That’s why it’s so important to keep them occupied and educated after school, over the summer, and whenever else they need attention and encouragement. UPO’s Children Reaching Educational Achievements Through Enrichment (C.R.E.A.T.E.) program provides a safe, secure place for children to interact with their friends as they learn new things, eat healthy snacks, and think...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Education

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) by United Planning Organization

Behind in your rent due to Covid-19? Get up to $4,250 to pay 3 months of rent if you fell behind due to the shutdown. Here’s how to qualify: You must be a resident of the District of Columbia Your delinquency must be related to illness or shutdown (you lost a job or business, worked reduced hours, or fell sick) You must have proof of your rental delinquency from the landlord You must earn no more than 80% of the median family income ($67,950 for a single-person household, up to...

Category: Money

Early Education Home-based by United Planning Organization

We make house calls Home Based provides the same Early Head Start (EHS) resources and support in your home that children and families receive in our Early Learning Centers. Qualified home visitors perform weekly 90-minute home visits with parents to engage them and their children. We support parents in developing qualifying milestones in order to support their child’s success. Bi-weekly socialization allows parents to build their understanding of parenting and brings the community...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Education

Eligibility: Youth (6-12)

Early Head Start by United Planning Organization

The Office of Early Learning provides direct center-based services to Early Head Start children and families. We focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life — from birth through age 2. We are passionate about helping children learn and develop fundamental skills, which promotes families’ well-being. All of our children are screened within the first 45 days of entry for health and developmental delays. (Approximately 10% of the children served are diagnosed with...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Education

Eligibility: Youth (6-12) Infants and Toddlers (0-2)

EBT by United Planning Organization

For many low-income communities throughout DC, this lack of access to healthy food options makes it even more difficult to properly take care of ourselves and our families. UPO’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program is dedicated to increasing access to healthy food, fighting DC’s childhood hunger epidemic, and educating customers about health, nutrition, and eating right. Like a debit card for grocery shopping, an EBT card can be used in place of cash, checks, or food stamps...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Food Money

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) by United Planning Organization

If you are facing eviction and homelessness, UPO can help obtain payment for overdue rent, a security deposit for a new residence, or your first month’s rent at a new home.–need to add for severe cases, first come first serve, etc. They receive tons of requests for this service that doesn’t move them to self-sufficiency. We work with the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to support the needs of low-income DC residents and their families who are experiencing...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Money

Foreclosure Prevention by United Planning Organization

Are you late in paying your mortgage or concerned about your ability to pay in the future? We provide free assistance to borrowers in distress. Homeowners who are facing default or have already defaulted too high level on a mortgage may speak with one of our foreclosure prevention counselors or set up a session to discuss their options moving forward.

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Housing Money

Foster Grandparents by United Planning Organization

UPO’s Foster Grandparent Program trains low-income seniors with caring spirits to provide attention, guidance, and support to DC children in a variety of local settings, including early education centers, elementary schools, hospitals, and youth programs. Volunteering as a foster grandparent is the perfect opportunity for individuals aged 55 and older to share their experience and wisdom with children who will cherish the lessons to be learned.

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Care

Head Start by United Planning Organization

To boost outcomes for children ages 3-5, we oversee thecomprehensive support given by 9 providers, ensuring that they meet the Head Start Performance Standards. UPO partners with Head Start programs through DC’s Quality Improvement Network (QIN).The DC government chose us to become a QIN “hub” because we have a proven high-quality model. Our knowledge helps build the capacity of neighborhood-based center — look for the ones near you! Our partners range from Educare DC (which...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Education

Eligibility: Youth (6-12) Young Children (3-5)

Homebuyer Workshops by United Planning Organization

Does the mere thought of purchasing a home make you feel confused, overwhelmed, or scared? Our staff of trained professionals is here to help along your housing journey — from research to purchase to home sweet home ! When you attend a UPO homebuyer workshop, our counselors work one on one to help you develop a budget, manage or repair your credit, shop for a home and a lender, make a purchase, and learn how to take care of a new house after you settle in. Our home buying and...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Housing Money

Hypothermia Help by United Planning Organization

Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Left untreated, hypothermia can lead to complete failure of your heart and respiratory system and eventually death!

301 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, US (202) 238-4609

Category: Emergency Housing

Methadone Treatment Center by United Planning Organization

The Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) is an outpatient methadone maintenance treatment program. Our holistic, Person-Centered Treatment Approach combines personal and family guidance. Opioid addiction is a chronic life-threatening disease, which may take years to treat. At CTC relapse prevention is the main focus. Thus, sobriety is the goal of treatment with the hope of improving quality of life. How do we practice relapse prevention? With opioid replacement therapy using...

1900 Massachusetts Ave SE, Building #13, Washington, DC 20003, US

Eligibility: Uninsured DC Resident Health Conditions Ages 21+

P.O.W.E.R. by United Planning Organization

Kids want and need to know that the adults in their lives are invested in their future and committed to helping make their dreams come true. Providing Opportunities with Educational Readiness (P.O.W.E.R.) is a six-year program designed to help young people in DC’s Ward 8 do well in middle school and high school and ensure that they are academically and emotionally prepared to continue their education after graduation. P.O.W.E.R. students participate in a wide variety of afterschool...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Education

Pregnant Women by United Planning Organization

Providing care from belly to cradle UPO partners with the Healthy Babies Project to serve 52 pregnant women and families as they go through pregnancy and transition into parenting. Prenatal health has an impact on the child’s development so we can enroll moms-to-be in a center where they receive support for a healthy birth. We also train them on fetal alcohol syndrome, breastfeeding, and labor and delivery, and offer dental appointments for those who want them. The goal is to...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Care

Eligibility: Parents Pregnant

Shelter Hotline by United Planning Organization

No one should be forced to live out on the street, especially during extreme weather conditions. As DC’s one and only provider of transportation services for the homeless, UPO’s Shelter Hotline helps bring people without a place to live to local shelters—no matter the time of year. We also provide those in need with clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, and other items that can help them feel a bit more comfortable. The Shelter Hotline is staffed by a dedicated team of more than...

301 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, US (202) 238-4609

Category: Emergency Housing

Shelter Plus Care by United Planning Organization

Not having a place to call home is even more difficult when you also suffer from mental illness, addiction, HIV/AIDS, or other debilitating conditions. Our Shelter Plus Care program provides case management and support services to homeless persons with chronic health issues who are also receiving housing support. We work with individuals and families who are currently getting rental assistance from DC’s Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness. We also help homeless...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Housing Care

UPO Academic Scholarship by United Planning Organization

College isn’t cheap. We all want our children to have the opportunity to continue their education, but the financial reality often makes that dream difficult to achieve. Since 1990, UPO has helped ease the burden of college hopefuls and their families by awarding scholarships. Currently, UPO gives $10,000 annually to each of 5 deserving DC high school students who want to improve their lives and their community by continuing to learn. We know that being the first in the family to go...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Money Education

UPO Inspire by United Planning Organization

We seek to improve the career trajectory for the smart, the motivated, and unfortunately, the often overlooked talent in Washington DC Through technology training, UPO Inspire aims to improve the career prospects of locals residents who are committed to pursuing a path towards sustainability. Because when people work their way out of poverty, good things happen. Positive contributions to society. Local businesses have access to top rated technical skills. It's a win-win. The...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Work Education

UPO Workforce Institute by United Planning Organization

Whether you seek a new job or new skills, our training and placement services prepare you for the journey to opportunity, success and the future you deserve! We offer courses in the following roles: - Building maintenance technician - Electrical technician - Commercial driver - Emergency medical technician (EMT) - Culinary arts professional - Hospitality and tourism industry service worker - Electrical installation professional - IT help desk and application support specialist...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

1649 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, US (202) 610-5900

Category: Work Education

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) by United Planning Organization

Thoughtful tax preparation is essential for you and your family to reach financial security. While most other preparers will charge you and take their fee out of your refund, our trustworthy IRS-certified volunteers and staff always help you for free because that’s part of UPO’s mission. As a community-based nonprofit, we Unite People with Opportunities so they can build a better life. Our volunteers will: Walk you through your credit score Guide you through the tax-preparation...

2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, US (202) 562-3800

Category: Tax Preparation Money

Eligibility: Income at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI)

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