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Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry

Founded in 1834, The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry provides ministry-at-large to disadvantaged youth and families in Boston, and offers UUs the opportunity for direct engagement with those struggling for fair and decent lives. Approximately 55 Massachusetts UU congregations provide both financial and volunteer support, viewing this ministry as one of their social action arms in the inner city.

UU Urban Ministry programs include Roxbury Youth Programs, an after-school academic and character-building program for at-risk youth; Stand High/Stand United, a weekend and summer exploration and enrichment program for elementary-school-aged children; Renewal House, a shelter for adults and their children escaping domestic violence; and United Souls, a transitional support program for men facing re-entry issues or otherwise dealing with urban life's more difficult challenges.