UCP Central PA

Rating: 4.92 stars   73 reviews

Address:

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

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717-737-3477
www.ucpcentralpa.org

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Reviews for UCP Central PA

Rating: 5 stars  

I really enjoy volunteering at the UCP. It makes me feel like I am doing what I can do to help others in need and making new friends as well.

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

no its a great place and a wonderful organization.

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 worked as intern for UCP of Central PA for the last two summers. I must say both internships were quite rewarding experiences. Not only was I included at every staff meeting during my stint at UCP, but also I was made to feel like I was an essential part of the team. I felt like my thoughts and opinions were deeply considered and appreciated when expressed. Both internships gave me great confidence in myself and to be expose to the working world. I saw I could make a difference in the lives of individuals, some who have disabilities similar to my own, mainly through my words.

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

If I had a chance to make changes to this organization, I would advertise UCP more, so individuals were aware and could reap its benefits. UCP is a sanctuary where clients can follow their dreams; whatever they may be!

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  

The most significant benefit of my relationship with United Cerebral Palsy, I think, is to live independently, (with the help of my Mom and attendants, of course), and receive a college education. United Cerebral Palsy’s help proves that I can do anything with my life, even live in a dorm, not especially designed for individuals who have physical limitations. I never thought this possible before my involvement with the United Cerebral Palsy organization. Opportunities are limitless for those who are involved with the program. The receiver needs to have an open mind, though. Wildest dreams are possible with perseverance, self-motivation, faith in yourself and others’ faith in your abilities. United Cerebral Palsy continuously helps me to reach my goals; and with every success in my life, I am grateful to them.

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

various ways.

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

None

 
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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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