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Incorporated in 1975, UMCM Suncoast is an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church that provides social services in the five Florida counties of the Gulf Central District. UMCM currently serves over 15,000 people each year through a variety of programs. It's mission is to alleviate the symptoms and address the causes of poverty through Service, Education and Advocacy, thereby making the love of Christ visible and tangible.


UMCM works to support food pantries located in UM churches throughout the district, coordinates the UMW's Ditty Bag Project for homeless outreach, coordinates the churches and organizations that provide nightly meals to the homeless in St. Petersburg, and administers the Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids program that partners local churches, businesses and organizations with schools to provide healthy, nutritious snacks for hungry kids each weekend.


The organization provides direct service to children ages 0-5 through three centers of early learning for at-risk children and one preschool for children of immigrant and refugee families. All work to prepare the children for success in kindergarten and beyond. For adults and families we offer rapid re-housing for the homeless, homelessness prevention, ESOL and family literacy programs, and citizenship instruction.


The agency collaborates with numerous agencies and churches throughout the Gulf Central District to administer these programs, helping to better use local resources and sustain long-term programs. Our new website is www.umcmsuncoast.org

 


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