About Our Company

UPI History

United Progress, Inc. (UPI) is a non-profit Community Action Agency founded in 1964 under Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty" federal legislation known as the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. UPI is committed to raising the quality of life by providing services to economically disadvantaged individuals and families in order to facilitate their entry into the economic mainstream and promote self-sufficiency and responsibility. For 37 years, UPI has consistently provided comprehensive social service assistance in the areas of health, education, employment, and housing, through case management, information dissemination and referral. UPI started the Henry J. Austin Health Center, the Trenton Head Start Program and the first substance abuse treatment program in 1973, currently the Trenton Treatment Center. The goal of UPI is to help eliminate poverty through community outreach, substance abuse counseling and treatment, IFIIV/AIDS education and case management, employment counseling and development, utility assistance, and homelessness prevention