Urban Mission Experience Program
Our flagship program provided room and board at a reasonable rate to mission groups, youth groups, and other volunteers coming to Jacksonville to do community service work.
UME consisted of dorms that slept 42 people. Space includes bathrooms, showers, a shared kitchen, laundry, and even wi-fi.
Unfortunately, groups are no longer traveling on mission trips because of the pandemic and there is not enough space to safely social distance properly.
Time to rethink. We repurposed 3 big rooms with 22 bunks to 3 big rooms for individual or coupled occupants. We turned the dorm rooms into mini-apartments, each one private to the others with personal entries.
AmeriCorps members and traveling healthcare workers have already taken advantage of the new arrangement.
It is safe. It works. It helps.
Program-specific needs are cleaning products and linens. You can donate to this program by clicking here.