United Community Ministries was recently awarded a grant of $15,000 from the Devotion to Children Foundation. These funds will support approximately 30 low income children in the Early Intervention and Prevention program that is part of UCM’s Bryant Early Learning Center.
The Bryant Early Learning Center provides safe, affordable, and developmental childcare for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. It is located in the Bryant Alternative High School in Alexandria and has been providing childcare and family services since 1986. The Early Intervention and Prevention Program provides health and developmental screenings for infants and toddlers, with referrals and activities tailored to each child’s specific needs.
Devotion To Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the needs of children ages birth to six, so that they may become mentally, physically and emotionally healthy members of society. Founded in 1994 in Falls Church, DTC has collaborated with many like-minded organizations in the provisions of childcare, health and educational services for needy families and their children.
UCM helps community members fight poverty, hunger and homelessness by providing emergency food and financial assistance, quality early childhood education, employment services, community centers and other human services.