Urban Alliance

Beyond the Basics: Basic Needs

Beyond the Basics is an Urban Alliance initiative to help churches and parachurch organizations reach and serve people who are lacking food, clothing or housing so they meet their basic needs and gain greater stability in their lives.

UA is working with churches and parachurch organizations to increase the quality and scope of their basic needs programs by equipping them to foster a culture that affirms the dignity and potential of each person, connect people to support in the community, and implement programming that helps people further develop life skills to address their needs.

UA provides consulting, grants, volunteers and training to expand and enhance programs that include food pantries, community meal sites, clothing banks, transitional living facilities and sober houses.

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