Mission & History | UMCM Suncoast

Mission & History

Mission Statement

To alleviate the symptoms and address the causes of poverty through Service, Education and Advocacy, thereby making the love of Christ visible and tangible.

History & Purpose

UMCM Suncoast (United Methodist Cooperative Ministries/Suncoast, Inc.) was incorporated in 1975 by the United Methodist Church to address the unmet needs of the local community in St. Petersburg.  Now a charitable organaization serving six counties in Western Florida, UMCM Suncoast works in collaboration with churches, non-profit organizations and service providers, faith-based organizations, governmental agencies and volunteers from the community.  UMCM Suncoast serves over 15,000 people in its six county service area each year.

Service Area

UMCM carries out its programs throughout Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.

Nondiscrimination Policy for the Distribution of Services

UMCM Suncoast shall not discriminate against any applicant for services because of race, ethnicity, age, handicap, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or United States residency status.

UMCM/Suncoast shall ensure that applicants for service are considered equally to receive services regardless of race, ethnicity, age, handicap, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or United States residency status.

UMCM/Suncoast shall ensure that all applicants for service are treated with the utmost dignity and respect by all staff members, paid and volunteer, and shall require all contractors working with the agency to comply with the same requirements.