The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (CALC) was formed in 1961 when 20 women sought to support families and individuals in need. The founders’ legacy of helping others and restoring families provided the foundation of our mission today: to provide programs that guide, support, and empower individuals to achieve self-sufficiency with dignity and hope.
CALC has since grown from and all-volunteer agency into a large organization providing wrap-around services and programs through qualified staff, Board members, and volunteers. In 2016, the Board adopted the expanded name of United Community Family Services (UCFS) to better deliver the message of an organization supporting the community and families in Southeast Michigan. UCFS moved to its own facility in 2014 and worked to renovate the site to provide administrative offices, training space, and a large Basic Needs Center and Food Pantry, which we fondly call The Sharehouse.