UCP Central PA

Rating: 4.9 stars   63 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Health, Human Services

Location: 925 Linda Lane Camp Hill PA 17011 USA

Mission: The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania, Inc., a 501 (c)( 3), non-profit charitable organization, is to assist infants, children, youth, and adults, with disabilities, and their families, achieve their goals of development, growth, independence, and full citizenship.
Target demographics: people of all ages and abilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: by providing both community and center-based programs and services to nearly 3,800 individuals with disabilities and their family members.
Geographic areas served: Centre, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northern York, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, and Union counties
Programs: Services for Children, Youth, & Families UCP Central PA Provides Wide Ranging Services for Children of All Abilities Services for Adults with Physical Disabilities UCP’s Community Support Services Provide Comprehensive Services for Adults Aged 18-59 with a Physical Disability Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities UCP Central PA Provides a Vast Network of Support for Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities Services for Seniors UCP Central PA Provides In-Home Care and Service Coordination for Seniors
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 23-1433882
717-737-3477
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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with UCP of the Capital Area 25 years ago when my nephew was diagnosed with UCP. Early intervention brought him up to his greatest potential. The programs and services offered to all ages with any type of disability is just amazing. The staff is so kind and qualified. I have seen huge progress over the years in the areas they cover, both physically and geographically. They never lose sight of the mission and the money raised is spent wisely. It is an honor to volunteer for them.

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

I have seen fund raising events that were run very professionally. I have also observed their programs and services and am highly impressed.

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

make the name more recognizable.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became a volunteer for UCP through my office. For many years, I have been involved with UCP as a volunteer at the UCP/Schmidt Kramer Annual Golf Tournament and this year I will be volunteering at the UCP Gift Wrap. Some of the employees in my office have served on various UCP Committees. UCP is a wonderful organization to be involved in as a volunteer and as a client needing services as well as their family. UCP provides services and support to clients of all ages and with all disabilities. It is a privilege to work with the staff of UCP and to support the cause of UCP. UCP makes a difference in the lives of so many in our community and I am glad to be part of its mission.

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

volunteer participation.

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

I am not sure if people are aware that UCP is for individuals of all ages with all different disabilities. People may think it is only for children with Cerebral Palsy.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have participated with UCP of Central PA for several years, and I have seen their work from the point of view of an educator and friend and mother. It is a resource that both educates families and also unites them. Our children need advocates and as parents we often don't know enough to defend, support, and encourage our children. The UCP does this and more. It also gives support to families and provides opportunities for wonderful interaction.

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

I have seen it's success in the families of my friends.

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

If I had to make changes, I would give them more advertising so that they could get the word out to the many families who still don't know about this resource, and I would give them money to allow them to help more families!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer and Board Member for over a decade and have seen UCP Central Pa grow significantly over that time, without ever losing its focus on its misssion. Helping people with disabilities physically, emotionally, socially; helping the families of those with disabilities through support services -- improving the lives of the people and communities it serves -- that is what UCP Central Pa does all day, every day. The staff and volunteers are consistently wonderful and I am proud to say that I am affiliated with this wonderful organization.

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

Seeing the difference it makes in the lives of its clients and volunteers.

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

Find a way to ensure that its funding was not subject to the whim of state agencies/politicians.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The reason I volunteer for UCP is due to the great service they offer persons with UCP. My daughter was diagnosed with UCP when she was an infant, and she was taken into the UCP center on 30th St. in Camp Hill - (a long tome ago)! where she was given physical therapy, speech therapy and learning experiences by loving professional staff. As an adult, she is currently residing in a UCP-run home where she receives all the care she needs PLUS. She attends Alternatives during the week, has outings to church, shopping and many more activities that would not be possible without UCP. I am thankful to UCP for giving my daughter a well-rounded life.

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

UCP helping my daughter live a full life

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

I don't know how I would change it - it works for me and my daughter

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering for UCP Central PA for a few years now for a variety of their fundraisers. The range of services available from this organization for people with ant type of special need is truly amazing - chil care, counseling, assistive technology - and the list goes on from there. It's a pleasure giving my time when needed to assist such a worthy organization.

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

seeing the happiness that the simple pleasure of Family Fun Day brought to so many children with special needs.

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

Get them more vo;unteers

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered on UCP's Magic Night committee. Here I've gained access to what UCP stands for and their mission to helping others. The staff behind UCP is amazing and believes strongly in their mission. It is a group of people, who commit themselves day and night, to completing their goals and becoming an even better organization.

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

I've experienced seeing others thrive from this organization and the good they bring to everyday lives of children and adults. From kids having a speech disability and learning how to overcome that disability to adults struggling with everyday chores, UCP is there to help them learn how to best deal with these obstacles; allowing them to become an even better individual.

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

I would offer them more money so they could make even more changes that would help others succeed. From what I've seen there are programs for kids and teenagers, but once these kids reach a certain age the programs end. It would be wonderful if there was a way for these programs to continue into their early adulthood and thereafter.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with UCP's Magic Night for 2 years now. I have learned so much about what UCP provides over my time spent volunteering. I am proud to be a part in such a worthy cause.

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

my mother has MS and recieves help from UCP

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

more advertisement. get the word out because people are unaware of all the things UCP does.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer for the organization's annual golf fundraiser. As a member of the committee I help plan the details of the event and solicit for donations for the silent auction. I have donated goods and services to the annual golf and black tie fundraisers. UCP Central PA provides invaluable services to its community and I am proud to be a small part of helping make that happen. The organization was very understanding and flexible when I went through a career change and my availability for meetings changed.

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

its inclusive day care program, Captial Area Children's Center, which my children attend.

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

I can't think of any changes I would make.

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

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

Introduced me to new friends and business contacts.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for UCP Central PA for over 5 years. I am an active member of the Magic Night Committee, which supports UCP Central PA's annual black tie fundraising effort. Through my involvement with the committee I was able to learn of the wonderful services the organization provides to children and individuals in our community. When our children were born my husband and I signed them up immediately for UCP Central PA’s inclusive day care facility (Capital Area Children’s Center). CACC provides a stimulating and nurturing environment for all of the children it serves.

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

seeing the organization respond to the needs of the local community.

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

find a way to teach more people in the community about the efforts of the organization and the resources it makes available.

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

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

Introduced me to more people in the community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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