United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 1100 Ucp Pkwy Northport AL 35476 USA

Mission: As one of the largest health non-profits in America, United Cerebral Palsy's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP strives to build a better world for tomorrow ... today. The national office, located in Washington, DC, provides key services for its affiliates. UCP's national office also serves people with disabilities and others through the development of forward-thinking programs, and information and referral service, legislative advocacy, technology initiatives and research. Direct service provision for people with disabilities and their families is offered through over 130 UCP affiliates in 37 states. UCP affiliates serve more than 30,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families every day through programs such as therapy, assistive technology training, early intervention programs, individual and family support, social and recreation programs, community living, state and local referrals, employment assistance and advocacy. Each affiliate offers a range of services tailored to its community's needs. UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and other disabilities and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. In fact, 65% of people served by UCP have disabilities other than cerebral palsy. UCP is consistently rated as one of the most financially responsible charities, with 85" of every dollar spent directly on programs and services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a parent volunteer, actually the family to family support coordinator. We have helped several families by providing resources, information, and referrals. We have also provided clothing, food, and help get a ramp built for a family. Our program started about 2 months ago but has accomplished alot in that small amount of time. I personally found out about UCPWA when I went seeking help for my own daughters. Both have disabilities. I feel like all the people who work and volunteer their time at UCPWA are family.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Help with getting respite and assistive technology for both of my daughters.

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

make more people aware that this resource is there for families.

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I can't think of anything.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have met some very wonderful people.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

There is no words to express what it has felt like. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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