We are committed to assisting individuals and families out of the chronic and systemic causes of poverty so they can live purposeful and productive lives.


Our mission is to build sustainable communities and lives by providing client-focused educational training and social support through direct services as well as coordinated partner services that allow for easy access by individuals with an emphasis on demonstrating and encouraging the self respect, dignity and work of every human being.



FJCUDC, located in the heart of Jamaica Center, was founded in 1999 by the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica (FPCJ) to fulfill its vision of empowering people to take the next step into an improved and healthy life.

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Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.