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Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Group Homes, Human Services, In-Home Assistance, Transportation Assistance

Mission: Helping People Live Independently Every Day with Quality Care

Target demographics: Provide services to individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and those recovering from injury or illness. The services we provide consistently help consumers become more independent.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of individuals throughout Western Pennsylvania. 92% of clients state they would "recommend our services"!

Geographic areas served: Currently verified in 21 counties; including, the core counties of: Cambria, Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, and Somerset.

Programs: In-home non-medical personal care that gives consumers limited or 24/7 care based on their needs. A Non-medical transportation that AUCP’s fleet of vehicles includes 7 specially designed vans, which ensure accessibility for any individual with a disability. We also have a consumer activity program that gives individuals with a disability the opportunity to get out and enjoy the different activities we plan. It is a chance for them to conduct social skills and interact with hands on exercises.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My 58 year old brother who is lost in life and likes alcohol just a little to much has been on a downhill ride for the last couple years. His apartment was not clean, he was not clean, and he seemed to have lost the ambition to do much of anything. I contacted Lori from A.U.C.P. in Sept 2019 just looking for some answers and advice on his living conditions. Lori guided me through a process of what to do in order to maybe help him in some way. Not long after that conversation, A.U.C.P. was going to my brother's apartment for a couple hours a week. Now it is the end of Oct 2019 with the transformation in the way his apartment looks and his attitude has changed dramatically. I truly appreciate all A.U.C.P. has done for my brother and I know they have changed his world.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love working at alleghanies unlimited care providers. It had been challenging some days but that only makes you do a better better job at what you are doing. We all make a great team!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Teresa Adams and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for Conemaugh Regional Hospice. Years ago, I had an idea of creating a 'Buba Box' for our Hospice Patients. The box would be named after my Grandmother, my Buba, and would be given out to those in need as she had always had a giving kind heart throughout her life. These boxes would contain much needed items that our Hospice Patients are unfortunately unable to shop for such as, lotion, tissues, pens, notebooks, books, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, etc. So in early September 2018, Tasha Adams, Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers Marketer, received a grant for this project. A.U.C.P. was able to purchase the items and the boxes as well. The Consumers of A.U.C.P. assembled the boxes along with adding their kindness and caring attention to each one. In November 2018, Conemaugh Regional Hospice picked up the boxes from A.U.C.P. and then distributed a box to each one of our Hospice Patients. The Patients were so excited and so deeply grateful to receive such a gift. Besides adding a note of caring in each box, the Consumers also added a small stuffed Teddy Bear. Upon opening the box, each Patient's first reaction was to hug their new bear! It was such a warm touching sight to witness. This was such a wonderful and rewarding co-joined project between Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers and Conemaugh Regional Hospice and I along with our Hospice Patients will always be eternally grateful for their role in this endeavor.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I love working at Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers! It is both challenging and rewarding. Every day is different...and I have not only learned, but feel I have grown tremendously not only professionally, but personally. We maike a difference in lives each and every day! I could not ask for a better team to work with, or a better supervisor!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started out as a DCW I learned about the consumers and their needs I have work my up to be in the office and the office made me feel like one of them has been for years this is a great company to work for

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In the short time that I've been with the agency, I've been amazed by the passionate and dedicated people I have met. From day one, I've witnessed first-hand the incredible kindness and compassion possessed by the office and field staff. The effort that is put in to ensure that the consumers are cared for in the most efficient and lovingly manner possible is beyond words. This agency is constantly striving to be better than the previous day, which is evident in the strides made over the past few years. This is truly an incredible agency and I'm beyond thankful and proud to work alongside such wonderful individuals.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AUCP gave me the wonderful opportunity to work as an intern this past spring. I was welcomed with open arms by both clients and staff as a part of the AUCP.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I became involved with this organization over three years ago. I respect the work that they do. They have a caring staff, even when the work is not so glamorous. Consumers' and employees' immediate needs are taken into consideration in the decision making while also planning for the future success of the Organization.

Tasha A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A community-focused nonprofit that focuses on supporting staff and clients through continued training, personal-connection, and quality care. Wonderful, comfortable place to work and grow! I'm very glad to be a part of this team and can't wait to see how it continues to transform.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AUCP has made great organizational and management changes, within the past couple of year, now focusing more on quality of services and making sure employees are heard, respected, and appreciated.
Helping with their strategic plan has opened my eyes to the passion and dedication that exists within the entire organization and it is inspiring to work with a group who is so determined to change the way in which disabilities (and direct care professionals) are viewed by society.

John H.14

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers in 2009 after referring a client to one of their programs and receiving outstanding feedback. Since then, I have served in various capacities on the boards of the organization and former affiliates, including terms as chair. I continue to be amazed by the people, and the extent to which they have bought into the organization's mission. Everyone involved truly cares about the consumer and it shows, not only in the quality of service provided, but also in the way they go the extra mile to brighten the lives of the people they care for.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

It can be tough to pinpoint exactly what makes a great non-profit organization. My belief is its people, period. The staff of Unlimited Care project a commitment, passion, and dedication to people. They have an authentic belief in the mission-and the energy and optimism to make it succeed. Consistently, year after year Unlimited Care advances itself in areas of effectiveness, efficiencies, and innovation. They make big waves with limited resources and are unintimidated by the unique challenges of this sector. Unlimited Care is an ever-evolving organization that focuses on its operations, programs as it learns from each challenge. In short, they are a learning organization with passionate, caring employees.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great place to work. They consider your days for shifts of availability and the more you work the more hours accumulate for vacation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

So, my phone was out of order and my electric was out due to a recent thunderstorm. The office staff could not reach me for over 3 hours. All of a sudden, an office staff (Scheduler) arrives wanting to know if everything was ok. This company goes above and beyond and really cares about people with disabilities. I have heard of a story when a workers car broke-down and they walked to the Consumers house to make sure they were ok and provided the care needed. Many people in my town don't understand what its like to live alone and have a disability and to be completely reliant on someone or a company to just eat and live. This company goes beyond just basic needs for me and cares about me. Even a supervisor called me to make sure I am doing ok and took time to talk to me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been with Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers for over four years. They really care about me and when they can't provide coverage for me in the home, they always find a way to find me a back-up person. Their caregivers, office staff and supervisors are the friendliest I ever had. They try so hard to involve me in activities, but my disability is tough to get out, but they still try. I had other agencies, but this one I would like to keep as long as possible.
Thank you.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked for Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers for over twenty years.
When given the opportunity I enjoy interacting with our consumers and employees.
I like the people I work with and enjoy coming to work everyday.

3 Jill Stevanus L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a DCW I love it when my consumer and I can have a good laugh together. One of my favorite memories is a consumer telling me that she doesn’t like to laugh in front of one of her neighbors. She went on to tell me that sometimes she “snorts” when she laughs and the neighbor told her it was unbecoming and not ladylike. So one day my consumer and I was out for a walk, her neighbor just happened to be coming in our direction. I bent down and whispered in my consumer’s ear “don’t snort”. We both started laughing and we both “snorted” from laughing so hard! The neighbor just walked by as if she was appalled at our laughter! My consumer and I still love to laugh and “snort” every chance we get!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

"I am continually inspired by our diversity in thought, expertise, and outlook. At Unlimited Care, I know I have the freedom to cross intellectual boundaries and deeply engage in dialogue and projects on topics I’m personally passionate about and fit the mission. It’s a “choose your own adventure” environment rich with opportunities for real, meaningful impact.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a recent corporate sponsor of this organization and a long-term vendor of services, I can honestly state how this organization has matured within the past several years. Their value, impact and keen sense of how to create sustainable services truly is noteworthy. Every quarter I come to meet there is an energy like no other within the walls of this organization. The staff truly are inspired and work hard for one common goal. To provide the best possible service in an efficient and effective manner. I am sure it is just a matter of time before we see them expand beyond S. Western PA. Great Job!

3 Ergoehres

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found myself not being able to do more and more things for myself and Allegheny Unlimited Care Providers came to my rescue!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Agency goes above and beyond for their clients and they are making their way to being a vital part of the community. They have a passion for getting people together to help make a difference in peoples lives. They truly help individuals with disabilities live safely and stay as independent as they possibly can. They also have group homes with individuals who work in the community as well as go to day programs where they stay active and live a fulfilled life with staff that is more like family. I would highly recommend this agency to anyone!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The consumers come first. Always dealing compassionately and helping to keep their independence is our first priority.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The purpose and mission of Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers is one that can impact everyone, whether directly or indirectly. Their drive and ambition to help those in the community whether clients, employees or neighbors goes above and beyond what someone can imagine. Knowing this company and their goals for the past 8 years has changed how I view everyday life. They have instilled a new outlook on how every individual should be viewed.

3 Emily167

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AUCP gave me the wonderful opportunity to work in the activitities program as an intern. This experience was rewarding both professionally and personally. While all of the employees were invested in my education, they helped me learn about some managerial aspects of a nonprofit organization. Personally, I was welcomed with open arms by both clients and staff as a part of the AUCP family even though I could only be there for a short time. Everyone was truly dedicated to the mission and goals of the organization, and fully invested in the well-being of both the clients served and the employees. Great organization, and great people!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The positivity and growth that ALUCP brings to individuals within our community who are living with disabilities cannot be matched. Their caring staff, local fundraisers, and social outreach are all attributes that make ALUCP a nonprofit that I, personally, am proud to have donated to. Living in the Johnstown area, I have seen and spoke firsthand with the individuals who have benefitted from ALUCP's programs and services---and they have all spoke very highly about the healthcare, relationships, and genuine concern that ALUCP staff have given and shown to them. Understanding the specialized and ever-changing needs that the disabled community face is key in providing top-notch care to those individuals, and I truly believe ALUCP has done just that.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have viewed this organization mature and grow (over the past two years) from a community perspective. This organization has emerged into one of the most innovative and worthwhile nonprofits within the region! Their contributions to our community are very impressive and they operate very quietly and without fan-fare.
Their staff seem to be totally engaged and care for the community and one another. Can't wait to see what they do next!

4 Jac67

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I worked for a couple of different personal care agency's I also worked for Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers. I just wanted to say,, this company has gone above and beyond for not only their employees, but they make the consumers number one. I've never seen another agency do so Much. There are so many people that would not see any thing other than the inside of their homes. I have witnessed the things AUCP has done to help people live life to the fullest and seen the smiles they put on their faces. I've seen every single person, even the CEO take the time to make these consumers feel like they matter. Thank you AUCP not only for giving me the opportunity to be part of your family. But for everyone that you help live a life that alone they may not be able to.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AUCP has been serving my mother for several years. It is a well rounded company. They answer all of my questions. The aids are a huge part of our life now we wouldn't be able to do the things we do without there team of direct care workers and the staff. I am so thankful for this agency and everything they do for my mother.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a client with this agency for many years. They always please me with the positive people that work the company. The care workers do everything plus some to meet my needs. I would highly recommend Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers to anyone looking to receive care.

5 Sue_148

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first started with the agency in 1980 as a residential program worker. When the Homemaker Program was first introduced, I was the first test subject to go into the community to assist people with special needs in their own homes. I left the agency in 1988 due to starting a family. I went back to school and worked a few other jobs. Then after a divorce and my youngest was in school. I applied to UCP as a direct care worker. I now work in the office but I am able to appreciate what our Direct Care Workers mean to us and to the consumers that they help to be independent and have active roles in the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was hired at AUCP in August 2016. My precious job had a history of an unhealthy work environment. Sometimes it was even frightening. AUCP made me feel so welcome and I think I can say I fit in well with the people I work with. Long story short, my father passed away suddenly and then my grandmother following my father. I was in a dark place and had to take work off for the funerals. I was still in my trial period. My supervisors were so helpful to make sure my family and I had what I needed. And my coworkers stepped up to help cover my shifts since I couldn't be there. AUCP has many people who genuinely care about each other. I definitely felt the love during my time of need.

I stayed casual at my previous job to make some extra cash. Well I was targeted there by a disgruntled coworker. I was put in a very unsafe situation. The team at AUCP made sure that I was never to be leaving at night by myself and to make sure that I was always safe.

I couldn't be more proud to work for such a great company. AUCP cares for their consumers and their employees.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been with AUCP now for over two years in the office, I may not have started out in the field as a Direct Care Worker but I have left the office to cover a shift for a consumer. We truly care about our consumers and we would not have it another way. I have learned so much from this company and how much we mean to the individuals that we help, they are always so thankful.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started working for AUCP back in December 2014 as a Direct Care Worker. It was wonderful getting to meet and care for many different individuals. Being a DCW allowed me to not only enjoy what I did; but gave me a sense of purpose. I am now currently a member of the Recruitment team here at AUCP. Its wonderful working for a company that allows for growth and advancement.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Starting off as an employee in the field and now being in the office I have always felt as part of the family and like I belonged here. Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers strives in every way possible to make its employees and its consumers feel loved and top priority. The sole heart and purpose of the company is to help everyone feel as equal.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AUCP is a wonderful company. I have been part of the agency in some form or another for the past seven years; the people that they serve and the things that they do really can change who you are as a person. The office staff truly cares; it really isn’t just a job for them. The Direct Care Staff are top notch, have a true commitment to their clients as well as provide the best quality of care. The clients are amazing and can be truly inspirational when you are trying to get through your day. Each person that is involved with AUCP in some way or another has really changed how I personally look at life. “We are so often caught up in our daily destinations that we forget to appreciate the day’s journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don’t overlook it.”-unknown author

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a consumer of AUCP for 11 years now! And I am ever so glad I am .
My DCWS that I have now that the AUCP provided for me are wonderful. AUCP has helped me and my family when it comes to providing care for me in so many ways. The Staff is great and very helpful!
They also have Activity Day that I love going to! We do all kind of different things. We also have field trips, for example, we have been to ......Summer Smiles Honey farm, Fishing, (that's a favorite) Best of Friends Horse Farm, Horse Shoe Curve, etc, etc. It's amazing what they have done for me. My family and I are so grateful to have them !!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked with this company for a few years as a direct care worker and now in in office staff. The opportunities this job has to offer is incredible. The people I have met out on the field have changed me and molded me into the worker I am today. The office staff treats me like family and welcomed me to the team with open arms. Being behind the scenes now shows me how much care and respect each and every office employee has for the direct care workers.