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 consists 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 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 3 dorm rooms into mini apartments. Each one private to the others with personal entries.
AmeriCorps members and traveling medical workers have already taken advantage of the new arrangement.
If you have any single individual who needs short-term space in Jacksonville, contact us for more details.
It is safe. It works. It helps.
You can donate to this program by clicking here. All donations are used to cover the expenses of this program. Once UME’s obligations are covered, extra goes to providing clothing to those in need, which you can read more about here.