UP GROCERY ANNOUNCES ADJUSTMENT OF HOURS RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS

Effective March 19, Member Share Grocery Program hours at our three UP Centers located in Orlando, Indian River County and St. Lucie County will transition to be Monday - Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with our Orlando and St. Lucie County locations also operating Sundays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. To streamline our operations to focus on the increased need at our main Indian River UP Center, our satellite grocery program located in South Vero Beach will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

As we continue to focus on serving the community during this increased time of need, our programs remain available to low-income families.

For more details on our response to this ever-changing situation, including the enhanced precautionary measures we are taking to protect every person who steps foot onto each of our campuses, please click here.

In stressful situations, many of our neighbors turn to United Against Poverty for information, direction and reassurance. Now more than ever, we are deeply grateful for your support.

What is STEP?

Success Training Employment Program (STEP) is dedicated to enhancing job-readiness skills. The first six weeks focus on in-class discussion-based learning in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Workplace Skills, and Job Acquisition. The goal of the program is job placement and long-term job retention. Following graduation from the first phase, participants become employed or have the opportunity to be placed in internships to develop additional job skills. Once employed, the participant will work with a success coach to enhance job retention and career development for up to three years or until they reach self-sufficiency.

Who is Welcome?

Any and every adult 18+ is welcome to participate. The content is designed for those interested in making a career change, who have experienced difficulties finding or keeping a job, or who are interested in improving their current employment position.

Program Benefits

STEP participants develop a close community that encourages personal growth. Participants have a team of professionals working in the community to assist with finding and retaining employment; providing personalized support to both employer partners and participants. Participants are offered access to social networks created with potential employers in St. Lucie County.
Please call the programs department to obtain specific dates and to determine if you are a fit for the program at (772)468-8543, extension 105.
 
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