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Upwardbound Senior Villa
1011 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Upward Bound Senior Villa was created in 1999 to help seniors who had little-to-no income by sheltering and feedingMore them. Though started by the First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica across the street, this non-profit (501c) is strictly nondenominational. It currently houses over 90 low-income seniors. Residents pay half of their monthly income for furnished one-bedroom apartments. In addition to an outdoor garden that many residents help maintain, the group assists with food, medical and transportation costs.
First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica
1008 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, also known as FUMCSM, has come a long way since moving into a hardwareMore store at Oregon Avenue and 5th Street about 135 years ago. At the time, it was the only and first church of any denomination. In 1952, it found its enormous location where it now resides. Currently, FUMCSM helps a multitude of charities and organizations that are both secular and non-secular. For seniors, it offers programs like the Upward Bound House as well as annual free check-ups for blood screenings and an annual flu clinic. For children, it has a number of youth study and care programs as well as an extremely active choir. It also has preschool classes and bible study classes for children, teens and adults. Sunday worship features a men's, women's and children's choir along with a handbell choir. Check out the spiritual labyrinth during non-worship hours.
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