Urban City Services Serving The Homeless

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Urban City Services Serving The Homeless

As I end my 14.5 hr shift at the Emergency Overnight Shelter, I often think of others who were not housed or sheltered last night. I also think about the process in which those in need must endure to acquire a limited amount of  services as well as those who were rerouted to other agencies or those... Read More

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As I end my 14.5 hr shift at the Emergency Overnight Shelter, I often think of others who were not housed or sheltered last night. I also think about the process in which those in need must endure to acquire a limited amount of  services as well as those who were rerouted to other agencies or those that were simply turned away because they were not eligible or they did not follow the  process. Because there are many barriers to basic services, many of those in need fall through the cracks. These are the concerns and  thoughts throughout my day. The ones who fell through the cracks. I left each morning knowing I could do more.

 With 20 plus years of experience spanning across several social service agencies serving the poor, I became more active in the community where the process to help was not working.  With a network of volunteer groups, donors, friends, former colleagues, and partner groups we began our outreach in 2017. We set out to get people to needed services.

In 2018, Urban City Services was incorporated as a non-profit community organization. We provide direct services throughout the city of St. Louis and Wellston. Covid-19 brought new challenges not only for how we conduct outreach, but how our unhoused neighbors received help.  Our focus is more on developing and implementing real programs that work to remove the revolving door to poverty and homelessness.

UCS Outreach conducts winter patrols providing warming items, underwear, socks, t-shirts, sandwiches, hot chili, and coffee. We make bests effort to get our peeps to a shelter, or warming bus/center. For those who decline, we do our best to equip them for the night. 

In 2021 we partnered with UnhousedSTL. We invited several outreach groups and agencies to organize a community resource fair and give away at the Salvation Army's Temple Corp. We served many in need that day, that we saw the need to continue. This evolved into our monthly 3rd Sunday Community Share Program which ran regularly in South St. Louis City, and the city of Wellston the remainder of the year. 

We are currently partnered with Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard to create a job search/career readiness pilot program called the Bounce Back Project. It gives clients access to free training across a variety of important skills needed to re-enter the job market including computer skills, resume building, job search, and more. The Soulard Klean Krewe (formerly Clean Team) has also been incorporated into this program as an incentive for all. 

I am the founder of Urban City Services. We are a volunteer operated, and donor funded. We became a 501c3 charitable organization in January 2022. The $5000 we are requesting will be used to support our outreach. Will enable us to re-purchase basic care items, food supplies, water, coffee, underwear, t-shirts, socks, backpacks, flashlights, and gas cards for our drivers. Funds will also help purchase two desktop computers and a printer to use for job and apartment search.

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Urban City Services Serving The Homeless

Andre Cole, on behalf of

URBAN CITY SERVICES

The Bounce Back Project is a volunteer-operated job readiness program in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis aimed at preparing homeless shelter clients for new careers in the twenty-first century.

Andre Cole

Yall know about Urban Guerrilla Homelessness service provider, unhoused advocate, social justice activist, friend, mentor, husband, father, grandfather. Dre has been a well-known unhoused advocate and service provider for more than twenty years. Hes our trusted adviser who keeps us on our toes and he goes hard for his community, including his current Dutchtown neighborhood. Dre founded Urban City Services, a nonprofit providing direct aid, access to services and resources. Hes the developer of The Bounce Project Back job search program.

Saint Louis, Missouri

Urban City Services Serving The Homeless

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$0 of $5,000

 

Urban City Services Serving The Homeless

Andre Cole, on behalf of

URBAN CITY SERVICES

The Bounce Back Project is a volunteer-operated job readiness program in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis aimed at preparing homeless shelter clients for new careers in the twenty-first century.

Andre Cole

Yall know about Urban Guerrilla Homelessness service provider, unhoused advocate, social justice activist, friend, mentor, husband, father, grandfather. Dre has been a well-known unhoused advocate and service provider for more than twenty years. Hes our trusted adviser who keeps us on our toes and he goes hard for his community, including his current Dutchtown neighborhood. Dre founded Urban City Services, a nonprofit providing direct aid, access to services and resources. Hes the developer of The Bounce Project Back job search program.

Saint Louis, Missouri

Urban City Services Serving The Homeless

As I end my 14.5 hr shift at the Emergency Overnight Shelter, I often think of others who were not housed or sheltered last night. I also think about the process in which those in need must endure to acquire a limited amount of  services as well as those who were rerouted to other agencies or those... Read More

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As I end my 14.5 hr shift at the Emergency Overnight Shelter, I often think of others who were not housed or sheltered last night. I also think about the process in which those in need must endure to acquire a limited amount of  services as well as those who were rerouted to other agencies or those that were simply turned away because they were not eligible or they did not follow the  process. Because there are many barriers to basic services, many of those in need fall through the cracks. These are the concerns and  thoughts throughout my day. The ones who fell through the cracks. I left each morning knowing I could do more.

 With 20 plus years of experience spanning across several social service agencies serving the poor, I became more active in the community where the process to help was not working.  With a network of volunteer groups, donors, friends, former colleagues, and partner groups we began our outreach in 2017. We set out to get people to needed services.

In 2018, Urban City Services was incorporated as a non-profit community organization. We provide direct services throughout the city of St. Louis and Wellston. Covid-19 brought new challenges not only for how we conduct outreach, but how our unhoused neighbors received help.  Our focus is more on developing and implementing real programs that work to remove the revolving door to poverty and homelessness.

UCS Outreach conducts winter patrols providing warming items, underwear, socks, t-shirts, sandwiches, hot chili, and coffee. We make bests effort to get our peeps to a shelter, or warming bus/center. For those who decline, we do our best to equip them for the night. 

In 2021 we partnered with UnhousedSTL. We invited several outreach groups and agencies to organize a community resource fair and give away at the Salvation Army's Temple Corp. We served many in need that day, that we saw the need to continue. This evolved into our monthly 3rd Sunday Community Share Program which ran regularly in South St. Louis City, and the city of Wellston the remainder of the year. 

We are currently partnered with Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard to create a job search/career readiness pilot program called the Bounce Back Project. It gives clients access to free training across a variety of important skills needed to re-enter the job market including computer skills, resume building, job search, and more. The Soulard Klean Krewe (formerly Clean Team) has also been incorporated into this program as an incentive for all. 

I am the founder of Urban City Services. We are a volunteer operated, and donor funded. We became a 501c3 charitable organization in January 2022. The $5000 we are requesting will be used to support our outreach. Will enable us to re-purchase basic care items, food supplies, water, coffee, underwear, t-shirts, socks, backpacks, flashlights, and gas cards for our drivers. Funds will also help purchase two desktop computers and a printer to use for job and apartment search.

Thanks



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