United for Better Living, Inc. (UBL Chicago) seeks to be a leading organization that strengthens and empowers individuals and families’ living in West Garfield Park (WGP), and its surrounding communities with relevant human service programs. UBL Chicago seeks to secure supportive funders, partners and stakeholders to invest in the continued transformation of the WGP community.
United for Better Living, Inc. (UBL) mission is to make a positive impact for all West Garfield Park residents who are facing economic, educational, social, and safety barriers within their daily lives.
We will accomplish our mission by offering effective programs, services, resources and training in the spirit of excellence.
Guiding us in our mission are the following faith-based core values:
UBL Chicago Agency Profile:
United for Better Living (UBL Chicago) has been operating as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization since 1983. Located within the West Garfield Park community on Chicago’s west side, UBL has served West side residents for slightly over thirty (30) years to families, seniors and youth. Bishop Bennie Allison, Founder of the Allison United Foundation for Better Living, Inc. began an initiative to provide college scholarship programs for in-school youth living within the
West Garfield Park community.
Subsequently, as the community’s unemployment rate escalated, AUFL stepped up to address this challenge, using education and job training and placement as the anchor resource tools to help rebuild the community. The overall goal of the Allison Foundation was to provide empowering resources for eliminating the cycle of hopelessness and enabling people to discover how they can help themselves through education, skills development and opportunity.
The West Garfield Park (WGP) community is located within the 11th Police District, on the city’s west side and is bordered by Humboldt Park to the south, east of Austin, north of North Lawndale and west of East Garfield Park community areas.
Within our 28,000 s.f. one story facility, UBL Chicago is the central facility for the community’s iHEP utility assistance program, a satellite office for NFP legal services, youth violence prevention as well as the Drug Free Community programs and services.
Learn more about the services and programs UBL Chicago sponsors.
200 Students in Safe Haven After School Program
250 Kids in our “Summer Fun” Day Camp
300 kids in our Sports & Recreational Programs & Activities
50 Adults served in our G.E.D./ Adult Literacy Program
100 Adults served in our Small Business / Entrepreneurship Initiative
200 Adults served in our annual Heath Fair