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.

Homebuyer Workshops

Does the mere thought of purchasing a home make you feel confused, overwhelmed, or scared? Our staff of trained professionals is here to help along your housing journey — from research to purchase to...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Money Housing

Hypothermia Help

Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Left untreated, hypothermia can lead to complete f...
  • 301 Rhode Island Ave NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Housing Emergency

Methadone Treatment Center

The Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) is an outpatient methadone maintenance treatment program. Our holistic, Person-Centered Treatment Approach combines personal and family guidance. Opioid addic...
(202) 682-6599; (202) 727-8473 (Voice) English
  • 1900 Massachusetts Ave SE, Building #13 Washington DC 20003

P.O.W.E.R.

Kids want and need to know that the adults in their lives are invested in their future and committed to helping make their dreams come true. Providing Opportunities with Educational Readiness (P.O.W.E...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Education

Pregnant Women

Providing care from belly to cradle UPO partners with the Healthy Babies Project to serve 52 pregnant women and families as they go through pregnancy and transition into parenting. Prenatal health has...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Care
Service Eligibility: Parents Pregnant

Shelter Hotline

No one should be forced to live out on the street, especially during extreme weather conditions. As DC’s one and only provider of transportation services for the homeless, UPO’s Shelter Hotline helps...
  • 301 Rhode Island Ave NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Housing Emergency

Shelter Plus Care

Not having a place to call home is even more difficult when you also suffer from mental illness, addiction, HIV/AIDS, or other debilitating conditions. Our Shelter Plus Care program provides case mana...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Care Housing

UPO Academic Scholarship

College isn’t cheap. We all want our children to have the opportunity to continue their education, but the financial reality often makes that dream difficult to achieve. Since 1990, UPO has helped eas...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Money Education

UPO Inspire

We seek to improve the career trajectory for the smart, the motivated, and unfortunately, the often overlooked talent in Washington DC Through technology training, UPO Inspire aims to improve the car...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Work Education

UPO Workforce Institute

Whether you seek a new job or new skills, our training and placement services prepare you for the journey to opportunity, success and the future you deserve! We offer courses in the following roles:...
  • 1649 Good Hope Rd SE Washington DC 20020
  • 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20032
Service Category: Work Education
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