ACS Community Development and Urban Ministry Program (ACS CD/UM) provides vital help to individuals and families who are unemployed, working-poor, uninsured and disadvantaged in poverty stricken and urban areas. It offers relief services, promotes individual and community development that includes equipping community members with skills to become self-sufficient and engages in public advocacy.

How is ACS Community Development/Urban Ministry Program Effective?
ACS CD/UM Program makes services accessible to communities by locating in the heart of neighborhoods and becoming familiar with residents to nurture their hope, self-value and ability to succeed. It addresses problems that plague urban areas like drugs, violence and crime and organizes individuals into community protection and empowerment groups through innovative methods.

Services Provided

  • Food Pantry services
  • Clothing Services
  • Housing Assistance
  • Substance abuse awareness and prevention training
  • Addiction Treatment and Counseling
  • Medical and Health Care Services
  • Crisis Intervention and Emergency Assistance
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Family and Parenting Counseling
  • Teen outreach pregnancy services
  • Homeless shelters
  • Tutoring and mentoring programs
  • Job skills training
    and much more! 

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Leadership Development
ACS Community Development/Urban Ministry Program offers training on how to lead a nonprofit operation that effectively meets social needs in local communities through the Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program (NLCP).