In Compton

About Us

The United Hands Multi-Purpose Center non-profit was established to inspire hope and assure that the basic needs are met for low-income families in the City of Compton and surrounding areas. United Hands was established in 2017 by community activist Martha Barajas after serving several years as a volunteer working a variety of community service projects to help the under-served Compton residents. Mrs. Barajas with her organized team of concerned citizens gained a local reputation across the years for hosting numerous free food and clothing and holiday giveaways that resulted in thousands of residents in need receiving help and support.

When obtaining clean water became impossible in a specific area of the city of Compton, this also became a mission for United Hands Multi-purpose Center, one for equitable access to clean water and serving as a voice and a face for those who weren't being heard.

Martha Barajas initiated a crusade against brown water in her impacted low-income community of Compton resulting in the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordering the local water district disbanded after years of unhealthy conditions, she secured nationwide media coverage and a hard-hitting reputation for bringing about change. Continuing to observe firsthand the enormity and range of economic, financial, educational and psychological needs of the underprivileged and disadvantaged population of Compton, Mrs. Barajas with her United Hands Multi-Purpose Center is stepping forward to meet the demands and challenges of improving lives, inspiring hope, and overcoming persistent poverty and hopelessness by assuring basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter become a reality for residents of the City of Compton and surrounding areas.

Our Vision

To better the lives and opportunities of the under-privileged residents of Compton and other disadvantaged areas so that these families are able to thrive in their communities.

Our Vision

To inspire hope, provide resources and assure the basic needs of the low-income families of Compton and surrounding areas are met.