Uganda Counseling and Support Services (UCSS)



  • Uganda
UCSS’s mission is to improve the quality of life and spread God’s love to people in remote communities of Uganda by providing social services, counseling and spiritual development – one community at a time. UCSS is using a holistic approach that addresses clean water, medical care, education, economic development, counseling and spiritual development. UCSS’s chose to start its ministry in the region of Bulike because its 48,000 residents have nothing, no clean water, medical care, schools, electricity or sewage system. The goal is to help each community become self-sufficient to the point where outside resources are no longer necessary. People will enjoy a higher quality of life and over time will become more tolerant and caring. The vision is to replicate this model from one community to another using a “train the trainer” approach so that over time all of Uganda is transformed.

MEDICAL CARE: When UCSS first arrived in Bulike, one death per day was common due to malaria and water-born diseases. Free medical services are offered to over 500 people per week in mobile medical clinics, which operate 4 times a week and a more comprehensive clinic is offered once per month. A permanent medical facility has completed and is staff with full-time nurses and a doctor once per week. Before, when people got sick, they paid a witch doctor to seek a cure. Now, every person in the village can receive free medical care, which has reduced mortality rate by 85% and made many people’s lives more bearable.