The Past As Prologue
In 2016, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Greater New Orleans will celebrate its 70th anniversary as a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring people with all disabilities lead full and meaningful lives through education, employment, advocacy and social interaction in the communities of Southeastern Louisiana.
The efforts of our Board members, volunteers and parents of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities established a lasting legacy for UCP Greater New Orleans.
Names and places have changed over the unfolding course of our history– but no change has been as dramatic as the threat to our very existence following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
We’ve spent much of the last decade stabilizing and rebuilding our programs and services with the will and determination necessary to keep this well-respected organization as a vital part of our community.
To commemorate this milestone next year, we’re planning to unveil new services in keeping with our Mission as well as taking a look back in time and space as we remember the trailblazing efforts of our founders to establish specialized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Stay tuned!
Spotlight on Supported Living Services
View our Supported Living services spot airing on WDSU-TV, New Orleans. We provide a broad range of services for adults with developmental disabilities. Click here to find out more or call us at (504) 461-4266, extension 222.
Give NOLA Day is just around the corner. Hosted on Tuesday, May 5th by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Give NOLA Day is the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that make our region a stronger and more thriving community for all. This is our first year participating so we hope to make a big impact with our organization and the people we serve.
We’re proud of what we’ve achieved but we need your help to continue to provide exceptional services and support to people with disabilities.
Many individuals, even those with severe disabilities, are able to live in their own homes and become active members of the community because of UCPGNO’s Supported Living Services Program. We provide a broad range of services for adults with developmental disabilities. One-on-one direct services are provided to ensure that our participants are successful in their daily living activities.
Our specially trained staff members assist individuals with their personal needs including but not limited to daily life skills training, housing, money management, transportation, socialization and recreation.
Nationwide, more than one million individuals with disabilities rely on the services of Direct Support Professionals to live, work and thrive in their communities.
For more information on our Supported Living Services, contact us at (504) 461-4266.
Visit www.lifelabs.ucp.org, a technology and grassroots-focused initiative of United Cerebral Palsy dedicated to identifying, developing, and supporting ideas that will make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Through dynamic collaborations with individuals, businesses, and communities, we help bring innovative ideas to life.