UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF SOUTH CAROLINA INC

Rating: 4.83 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 1101 Harbor Drive West Columbia SC 29169 USA

Mission: United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina, INC., is a nonprofit human services agency whose mission is to positively support and impact the achievement of a life without limits for people with developmental disabilities.
Target demographics: adults with developmental disabilities
Programs: residential and day program supports.

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization helped our family obtain the resources we needed to take care of our son with Cp. They have opened their hearts and have been so wonderful to work with such compassionate people. Thank you.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I work with residential programs across the state of South Carolina and I find that UCP has very compassionate staff, a large focus on clients' rights and goals, and a high standard of care. I value their work and trust that all my UCP clients are receiving high quality services.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As one of United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina's founding members of the Board of Directors I am very proud of the organizations accomplishments in the community over the past 10 years. They truly do make a difference in the lives of people they serve. It has been my pleasure to Volunteer as a Board Member for UCP for over 35 years in various states. United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina is a Non-profit that provides direct hands on round the clock caring support and services to individuals who have special needs that were usually born with a Developmental Disability. They provide residential support as well as a wonderful Day Program that provides pet therapy, music therapy and other daily activities that enrich the lives of those they serve. United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina employees believe in providing services that allow the individuals served to Live a Life Without Limits.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to raise more money to support the programs and services that they provide.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am moving to SC in 2 months and Brad has been extremely helpful to me, telling me how to go about getting services etc...

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

UCP is an amazing organization to be apart of. Not only do they treat their staff and volunteers well, they care for each and every person that walks in the door. It is a true blessing to be apart of this growing organization! Sara and Michelle do a fantastic job coordinating many of the events and partnering with local community service opportunities like USC-Columbia. I am honored to be able to learn and experience the things I have at this organization, and I cannot wait to see what else they have in store!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with UCP of South Carolina for several years now. I started my career over 30 years ago with the United Cerebral Palsy organization in California and have been involved with several UCP's across the US over the past 3 decades. During my work with UCP of South Carolina I have observed a a deep sense of caring and recognition of the value and choices of those people they support! They are a cutting edge organization accepting nothing less than a standard of excellence while maintaining the utmost of dignity and respect for those individuals and families they support.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Our daughter has Down syndrome and has lived in a UCP SC home for over 6 years. She loves her home , housemates and staff! She has become more independent since living there. Staff take her and her housemates to Sunday School each Sunday and to various activities as well as the day program they all attend and other activities. My husband and I have peace of mi d knowing she is cared far, given the opportunity to function as independently as possible given her mental limitations. This has given us the opportunity to take some good trips knowing that she is cared for and happy.

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My sister is 51 years old but mentally age 3. She was always cared for by my father and mother. Daddy died in 1997 and Mama died in 2010. Her death was traumatic and Janie had always lived at home. UCP had a place for her in one of their group homes. Not only do they care for her lovingly and professionally, but have done everything possible to maintain the routines to which she is accustomed. They take her to her Sunday school she has attended for over 35 years as well as her day program. She has grown socially by going on outings, to movies and events at other homes. She cares deeply for the other two ladies with whom she lives. The home is clean and the ladies are fed home cooked meals. Caregivers watch them day and night so I am not concerned about any safety issues. They care for her as if she were a member of their own family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would pay them all like CEOs of fortune 500 companies since that type of work is difficult and truly must be ones mission. When I check the boxes below nothing happens. All would be the highest rank.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As someone who has taught special education for over 20 years, I have come across various residential and day programs similar to the programs implemented United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina. Only United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina promotes a personal, goal achievement approach for each client The day center allows a creative and recreational alternative to the typical "workshop" environments seen in other day programs for adults with disabilities. I applaud these efforts and can tell that this organization is very concerned with the overall well being of its clients.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Though I do not have any family or friends who use the services at United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina, I have recently attended many of their social fundraising events at various restaurants. Through these social outings I have met compassionate UCP staff, family members of the people served, and the consumers themselves. At these events I have seen the “individual focused” environment of everyone in the organization and the ability of the staff to work together to provide the best possible experiences for the people served. As an outsider, I was unaware of the organization before and now have become a donor myself.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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