UCP APPLIED ABILITIES PROGRAM OPENS IN TRACY RIBBON CUTTING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 12, 2013
United Cerebral Palsy has announced the opening of the Applied Abilities Program (AAP), serving individuals in the Tracy and Mountain House area. A Ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held on December 12, 2013 at 4:30pm at 324 E. 11th Street, Tracy.
The Applied Abilities Program (AAP) is designed to meet the needs of each individual participant based on his or her life goals and passions. Clients participate in a variety of skill building activities within the program and throughout the community; including workability, social skills development, cooking, healthy living, budgeting, computer skills, visual arts, and volunteering. Serving up to 60 individuals at any given time, participants range from ages 18 to 60.
In the heart of Tracy, the prime location of the new AAP facility is accessible to many of the businesses, restaurants and civic organizations the clients are involved in. It is not only within walking distance to many of these connections, but is in close proximity to the centralized bus routes.
Since 1954, United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin, Amador and Calaveras Counties (UCP) have advocated for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. In 1981, UCP established its first day program in Stockton and soon after, the first Supported Employment Program in California. In addition to our Tracy Program UCP provides three Adult Day Programs (two in Stockton and one in Manteca), a Community Integration Program - Program Without Walls, Supports To Achieve Independent Living (SAIL), Respite Care, Supported Employment, Assistive Technology, and Clinical and Family Services (children services).
For more information, please contact Corinne Fielder, Program Manager: (209) 834-3280.
The new location at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds has allowed for expansion.
Martin & Lisa O'Leary volunteered to run our kitchen and what a fantastic job they did. We thank the O'Learys and their kitchen crew for donating their time.
The community came out like gang busters with volunteers from the Boy Scouts - Galt/Lodi; Excel Academy - Varsity Girls Basketball; NuStar Energy, LP; Office Team; St. Mary's High School - Students & Parents SJ Regional Conservation Corp and Stockton Fire Auxiliary. With their willingness to roll up their sleeves and assist where needed our event ran flawlessly .
Thank you to all our sponsors...we couldn't have done it without you!!!
You see them all the time as you pay for groceries or your morning cup of coffee. You may even see them so much you hardly notice them anymore, but that small canister at the register of your local grocery store, gas station or diner helps make a big difference to agencies like United Cerebral Palsy.
For more than a decade, UCP has worked with more than 37 local businesses that have volunteered to place these canisters in their venues. These partnerships help raise over $10,000 every year to support UCP programs and services.
Two years ago, Program Without Walls, an adult day community based program, took over the Canister Program as their community project. Individuals in the program are responsible for advertising the program, delivering canisters, picking up and sorting donations and turning donations into UCP’s corporate office. 20% of the total donations collected go to the PWW Advocacy Account that funds field trips for consumers to theme parks, museums, and aquariums.
The participation of businesses is vital to the ongoing success of the Canister Program. We would like to thank our current canister participants for their continued support and partnerships. A special thank you to the Volunteer Center in San Andreas who manages this fundraiser for us in the foothills.