About Urban Partnership

an organization tailored to assist and elevate the seniors we serve 

The Urban Partnership and Community Development Center (UPCDC) was founded through Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in 1999 as a community-based organization to bridge the gap between seniors and services.  In 2003, the UPCDC was incorporated as a separate 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit organization.  The vision of UPCDC originated through the Founder/Executive Director, Mrs. Frances Harris, who had experienced a life altering event, the terminal illness of a spouse, and wanted to help other in similar situations.


Mrs. Harris has shared with us many times what it was like to live in the midst of a crisis with little and sometimes no knowledge of where to find the proper resources that would help her spouse live his final days more comfortable.


Urban Partnership sees supporting and honoring our elders as a first step in strengthening the community as a whole.  Accordingly, our programs are designed to help seniors take responsibility for themselves by staying in their homes and living independently with dignity. We focus on helping seniors, at poverty level or below, who are forced to give up independent living because they are unable to find the proper resources and services to meet their needs, such as; transportation, healthy living, obtaining medical assistance, and protecting their home and/or assets from being taken away.  Therefore, Urban Partnership will do everything it can to meet their basic needs and expectations.
 
Through our carefully designed programs, Urban Partnership will bridge the gap with hope, help and healing between seniors, parents, grandparent, child, and community.

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the Urban Partnership Mission

Our mission

To enhance the soul of our community through connecting senior citizens to each other and to living assistance services.

Who we are?

Urban Partnership is a 501c3 nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors 55 and up. 

Our values

We work with the entire family to create a comprehensive support system for seniors. 

Who do we serve?

Urban Partnership is located on the edge of the City of Saint Paul, but we service the Twin Cities area.

Our philosophy

Our program is exclusively a charitable service.  We will always seek to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination of services among other professionals and agencies

Our history

1999

A Solid Foundation in bridging the gap.

Founded through Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in 1999 as a community-based organization to bridge the gap between seniors and services.

2003

Incorporated to Properly serve

the UPCDC was incorporated as a separate 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit organization to properly serve the community and its seniors.

We'd love to serve you!

View our programs and resources that many have found to help and assist our senior community with providing the helping hand needed for living and growing.