United Planning Organization (UPO)

Since 1962, the United Planning Organization (UPO) has focused on changing lives — supporting and inspiring Washington, DC’s low-income residents on their journey to self-sufficiency and success.
We currently offer more than 30 programs and services in such areas as early childhood education, youth development, job training and placement, health and wellness, housing, and volunteering.
UPO is a family, and we understand the importance of supporting both individuals and the loved ones who surround them. Working in and with the community, we will continue helping people get where they want and need to be.

“Socking” It to Winter

Did you know that donating white tube socks can help save lives? In addition to providing transportation services to DC’s homeless population, our Shelter Hotline provides comfort items such as socks...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Goods

C.R.E.A.T.E.

When children are supported, motivated, and celebrated, there’s no end to what they can accomplish! That’s why it’s so important to keep them occupied and educated after school, over the summer, and w...
(202) 238-4609    (202) 610-2796    - Youth services center
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Education

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP)

Behind in your rent due to Covid-19? Get up to $4,250 to pay 3 months of rent if you fell behind due to the shutdown. Here’s how to qualify: You must be a resident of the District of Columbia Your de...
Service Category: Money

Early Education Home-based

We make house calls Home Based provides the same Early Head Start (EHS) resources and support in your home that children and families receive in our Early Learning Centers. Qualified home visitors per...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Education
Service Eligibility: Youth (6-12)

Early Head Start

The Office of Early Learning provides direct center-based services to Early Head Start children and families. We focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life — from birth through age 2. We are pas...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Education

EBT

For many low-income communities throughout DC, this lack of access to healthy food options makes it even more difficult to properly take care of ourselves and our families. UPO’s Electronic Benefits T...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Food Money

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

If you are facing eviction and homelessness, UPO can help obtain payment for overdue rent, a security deposit for a new residence, or your first month’s rent at a new home.–need to add for severe case...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Money

Foreclosure Prevention

Are you late in paying your mortgage or concerned about your ability to pay in the future? We provide free assistance to borrowers in distress. Homeowners who are facing default or have already defau...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Money Housing

Foster Grandparents

UPO’s Foster Grandparent Program trains low-income seniors with caring spirits to provide attention, guidance, and support to DC children in a variety of local settings, including early education cent...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Care

Head Start

To boost outcomes for children ages 3-5, we oversee thecomprehensive support given by 9 providers, ensuring that they meet the Head Start Performance Standards. UPO partners with Head Start programs t...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Education
Service Eligibility: Youth (6-12) Young Children (3-5)
UPO Comprehensive Treatment Center
1900 Massachusetts Ave SE, Building #13 Washington DC 20003
UPO Anacostia Community Service Center
1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
UPO Administrative and Hotline
301 Rhode Island Ave NW Washington DC 20001
Ralph Waldo 'Petey' Greene Community Service Center
2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032