Veterans

United Methodist Community Center employs WorkKeys, a job skills assessment system, to measure an individual’s real-world skills. WorkKeys generates computer-based assignments for remedial education that are designed to the individual, and tracks the individual’s success. As the individual improves, WorkKeys continues to generate new assignments and direction, which move the individual closer to completing the remedial phase and into training or employment. WorkKeys tutorials build various employment skills, including math, reading, business writing, soft skills, and other important employment skills that are at levels pre-set by employers for entrance into training programs.

United Methodist Community Center has served many veterans with our Veterans services.

Veteran Support Services Program

UMCC provides for veterans who are in need of various services including food and clothing assistance. The organization receives referrals from the 211 Help Hotline and other community partners. Veterans can also inquire about services by visiting either our Youngstown or Warren site.

Veterans Clothes Closet

Clothes available for those in need or receive a shirt, pants and jacket for a job interview. Toiletries, toilet paper and other personal care items available as wel

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OASIS TRANSPORTATION

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OASIS is a grant-funded transportation program that allows veterans  who don’t have their own reliable means of transportation to get to and from their  appointments without cost. The United Methodist Community Center maintains a two-vehicle fleet of 8 to 9-passenger vans that can safely veterans to their doctor and hospital appts. on time and get them back home. We understand how important it is to have reliable transportation, and how difficult it can be to keep a vehicle running and road-safe. That’s why we’ve employed this program to transport veterans  safely and reliably until they’re able to get back on their feet and purchase their own transportation.

BILL & GAIL

BILL & GAIL (Building Individual Life Lessons and Getting Ahead in Life) provides school and community-based mentoring services to Mahoning County youth. BILL & GAIL utilizes character education curriculum in order to promote academic excellence, high self-esteem, positive peer interactions, and community involvement. Youth participate in craft projects, community service events, field trips, and recognition banquets as they build individual life lessons to get ahead in life.

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Family Readiness Center

The Family Readiness Center was established in 1996 through a partnership with the Youngstown City School District. UMCC Community Leaders provide case management to students and their families who experience multiple barriers that hinder academic success. Youngstown City School District personnel make all referrals to the Family Readiness Center.

Family Focus

It is time to focus on your family. Family Focus provides education to Mahoning and Trumbull County families on a variety of issues that impact their children and their homes. Workshops are held every fourth Thursday of the month, with a special interest on services veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion topics include health and fitness, nutrition, money management, community/neighborhood issues, and others. Families in attendance receive a food bag that’s filled with nutritional items, like fresh fruits, vegetables, and poultry. Focus on your family, and enroll today!

Food Distribution Hours:

  • Youngstown – Third Thursday of every month
    10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Emergency Services Available
  • Warren – Last Thursday of every month
    9 a.m to noon

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Summer Day Camp Excel

Summer Day Camp is a six-week program that provides daylong structured activities to youth in grades K–6. Previous Summer Day Camp themes include Wonders of Nature, All Stars, Splash, Team Survivor, and The Sweet Tooth. Youth enjoy arts and crafts, academic enrichment, exercise and fitness, guest speakers, and field trips. Watch for dates and times in the summer.

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StopLift

Don’t shoplift, StopLift! StopLift is an education course provided to first-time adult and juvenile offenders who have been convicted of shoplifting. StopLift was established through a partnership with the Mahoning County Courts and Trumbull County Juvenile Courts, and is used by the courts as a condition of probation. The courts make all referrals to StopLift.

Physical Activity That Heals (PATH)

If you need to stay fit, United Methodist Community Center is here for you! The Physical Activity That Heals (PATH) Program provides health education, health assessments, and a free venue for youth and adults to participate in fun and interactive modes of exercise. Come and enjoy Chair Aerobics, Cooking demonstrations, Zumba, Karate, and Line dancing. Special topic seminars are also provided on Asthma, Diabetes, and Nutrition education. Certified instructors lead activities and all assessments are rendered by licensed health professionals. Get with the program! Listen to your heart, and see what the PATH Program can do for you.

Senior Health and Wellness Program

The Senior Health and Wellness Program is designed to provide services and activities to seniors age 65 and up who are residents of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, International Towers, and seniors residing in Mahoning County. The program is designed to teach, develop, and empower seniors through education, exercise, and case management, which involves the seniors in the decision-making process. It assists seniors in managing multiple systems that can sometimes be complex and confusing.

Services include:

  • Home-based individual assessments
  • Referral to community-based agency to address individual family needs
  • Transportation assistance (travel training)
  • Assist with appointment scheduling
  • Medication review
  • Vision assessment
  • UMCC HEAP Application

Activities include:

  • Health fair
  • Chair aerobics
  • Nutrition education
  • Finance/budget assistance