Here’s what you need to know:
To support UCP, visit https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/organization/Ucp.
UCP of Sacramento and Northern California seeks unrestricted funding, which allows us the flexibility to meet the continuously changing needs of UCP’s clients with developmental disabilities. As we all learned in the last couple of years, the environment that organizations like UCP must navigate to reach the people we serve can change rapidly, without warning. Every one of UCP’s clients has their own unique needs and challenges to overcome. Unrestricted donations allow UCP to be able to quickly respond to new challenges and obstacles facing our clients, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and to direct funding to the areas of greatest need for our clients. UCP is committed to using your donations exactly as they are intended – 90 cents of every dollar that UCP receives goes directly to programs and services for our clients.
UCP Adult Day Program:
The interactions and relationship building that Adult Day Program participants experience help them improve social and life skills, increase self-confidence and willingness to try new things, and reduce loneliness. These are critical to their emotional wellbeing and health.
Your support for this program will help UCP manage new programing that provides options for skill development opportunities. With the support of the community, they can utilize their teaching the skills to assist the adults as they grow and to conduct social events like Dance Parties and other fun activities in-person or online.
UCP launched the Recreation Department in 2022, filling a much-needed community need. Often times, children and adults with developmental disabilities are excluded from activities because of a lack of understanding or a lack of accessibility. The UCP Recreation program provides no less than one community activity ranging from museum trips to a day in the mountains or a day white water rafting. The Recreation activities are open to all individuals, no matter their special abilities.
Your support for this program goes to ensuring that the cost to participate in an activity is not a limitation for families. Currently, UCP does not receive funding from the state for recreation activities and the programs are covered through individual or corporate donations or grants.