Last updated Apr 30, 2023 2 Comments 1.5

United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. (UCAP)

Emergency Shelter for Women and Children. Our 100bed emergency facility is operated and monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by caring professionals. Our case management staff uses the Continuum of Care Model, which helps to effectively coordinate and link clients to resources. Our primary goal is to provide a clean and safe environment for our residents with the ultimate goal of their obtaining transitional or permanent housing.Program Services:
Three balanced and nutritious meals every day
Free fully equipped day care (for children 6 weeks 5 years old)
Afterschool program (for children 5 to 12 year old)
Permanent and transitional housing assistance
Education and employment services
Transportation assistance
Health care, including mental health and substanceabuse services
Evening and weekend recreational, entertainment and social activities

Supportive Social Services:
Physical and mental health care assistance
Substance abuse counselling
Employment assistance (i.e., job training, searching, placement and retention)
Education (i.e., GED, Microsoft Certified software instructions, and professional trade skill certifications)
Housing (i.e., transitional, permanent and homeownership)
Other supportive services as needed and required

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Shelters near United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. (UCAP)

Shepherd's Cove Women's Shelter

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 3, 2014

Capitol Heights, MD, 20743

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

User Answers

  1. Great

    Answer posted on Jun 23, 2021 0
  2. I was treated with respect while I was there, but the bathroom was unsanitary. The food was okay but sometimes we keep getting the same food three or Four days in a row, if you had to take night medicine you was not given food or a snack to eat to take your meds.

    Answer posted on Apr 19, 2022 0
  3. Nice, warm, cozy.

    Answer posted on May 10, 2022 0
  4. It was a bit stress because I was put n the room with kids

    Answer posted on Jun 3, 2022 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

User Answers

  1. No

    Answer posted on Jun 12, 2021 0
  2. Yes

    Answer posted on Jun 23, 2021 0
  3. Yes, for the most part. You had some residents that would steal your property when you went out or wasn't in the pod you was assigned too.

    Answer posted on Apr 19, 2022 0
  4. Yes

    Answer posted on May 10, 2022 0
  5. Yes it was safe none could get in that didn't belong there

    Answer posted on Jun 3, 2022 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

User Answers

  1. No

    Answer posted on Jun 23, 2021 0
  2. No

    Answer posted on Apr 19, 2022 0
  3. No they dont

    Answer posted on Jun 3, 2022 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

User Answers

  1. Stay prayed

    Answer posted on Jun 23, 2021 0
  2. Keep to yourself to stay out of trouble and be looking for permanent housing every day

    Answer posted on Apr 19, 2022 0
  3. Be safe and stay prayed up

    Answer posted on May 10, 2022 0

How long can you stay here?

User Answers

  1. Everyday

    Answer posted on Jun 23, 2021 0
  2. A month but you can get an extension.

    Answer posted on Apr 19, 2022 0


  1. Olivia
    Dec 22, 2019Reply
    I feel that the residents in this building are free to do as they please as long as one of the Ra's like them better than another resident... When someone gets written up multiple times it does not affect there stay at all, there are women in here that let there children do as they please and there's also women who decide it is okay to drink and do drugs while on the premise. On top of all that we have newborn baby's and handicap women that have colds because of the weather outside and there being no heat in the building. They also have a terrible cook who always burns the food which causes many residents to spend there money on fast food. On top of that they have MICE!! I ask if you would please talk to one of the employees to try to make this place a better living space for me, my family, and all the other residents. Thank you and your team have a good one!
  2. Liam
    Jun 3, 2022Reply
    I was glad that I got to stay at the shelter but I think that it would be better if when you get Three write ups be put out of the shelter; also, I think we need to have meetings with residents to talk over issues that they're having, have snacks for the residents that have to take meds at nite so they wont get sick.

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