UCP of Sacramento and Northern California has received a $25,000 grant

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Our certified nonprofit partner UCP of Sacramento and Northern California has received a $25,000 grant from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Community Fund to empower people with developmental disabilities in three programs serving Yolo County. Funding will support UCP’s respite program, transportation program and Woodland adult day program.

UCP’s Woodland adult day program serves 47 adults each month who have physical disabilities but are more advanced cognitively. The program helps participants develop skills and encourages individual choice. These skills promote an independent lifestyle and contribute to making the participant an active member of the community. Instruction includes personal choices, decision making and problem solving, communication skills and assistive devices, basic reading and math skills, financial management, cooking and nutrition, mobility, computer skills, physical health and well-being, wheelchair aerobics, community integration, social development, leisure activities, self-advocacy, access to community support systems and functional living skills. 

UCP’s in-home respite program provides care for people with developmental disabilities so family caregivers can focus on other family members or tasks. Respite care is a prevention technique that not only protects caregiver health and well-being, it prevents out-of-home placements and reduces the risk of abuse or neglect. The program serves 56 clients in Yolo County. Respite workers are trained in CPR and First Aid, as well as in tactics on how best to care for people with a variety of disabilities. Each client has an individualized plan so that respite workers can work on personal goals: learning new skills, participating further in the community or socializing with someone new.

Every weekday, UCP provides transportation on a curb-to-curb, fixed-route service where participants can ride the bus to their adult day programs. The program provides 4,381 miles in service each month for Yolo County residents with developmental disabilities to access the Woodland adult day program. UCP’s transportation program encourages people with developmental disabilities to experience mobility, independence and a greater connection to their community.

Each month, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves 2,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter and Yolo counties. Programs include Saddle Pals adaptive horseback riding, UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families. For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.