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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EIN 51-0450487
803-926-8878
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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  

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 am a student at the University of South Carolina and have volunteered with United Cerebral Palsy this semester. I have had the opportunity to work with clients with disabilities in the day center, where each class is taught by a staff member. The faculty and staff at UCP are very knowledgeable of their clients' health and behavioral problems and are always extremely willing to help others.

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?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a student volunteer for United Cerebral Palsy and work with the people with disabilities served at the day center. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable about the people they work with. I have been able to do cool activities with the people like playing them on XBox Connect or throwing balls around outside. I really enjoy my time spent there.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered a few times at United Cerebral Palsy this semester, and have taken other students with me (I'm a student at USC). Each time we've come the staff have been very warm and professional, and done everything to make us feel as comfortable as possible while interacting with their clients. Though we've only been for two hours each time, the staff truly seem to care about the clients in their interactions with them; the setup of their day center also allows new volunteers to come in and feel comfortable helping out.

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a student at the University of South Carolina and I have had several opportunities this year to participate in endeavors at United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina. When I am there to volunteer, I always enjoy spending time with the people served. During the day services at their center, the people with disabilities are able to work on what is most important to each person's growth. I have spent time doing yoga, working on card making, and also playing "hot potato" with the people served there. The staff is genuinely friendly and caring about the people they serve.

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?

2012

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