Community Gems

Thursday, April 27th at 5:00 PM 

Please join us for a magical night to pay tribute to our heroes.  We will be recognizing those individuals who are the hidden gems of our community that give of their time, effort and skill well beyond the mainstream norm.  We hope that you will join us in not only honoring our community gems but also in supporting our organization’s mission to give people with disabilities “A Life Without Limits!” 


Contact Jill Faso at 209.271.0225 if you are interested in sponsoring a table or purchasing tickets.

Doreen Bestolarides – Medical Gem

Kathleen Skeels – Educational Gem

Thelma Stewart – Lifetime Advocacy Gem


Annual 8th Last Chance Crab Feed

Friday, March 17th at 6:00 PM


Stockton Heat Hockey Game

Saturday, January 7th  at 7:30 PM




 UCP and Xi Chi Sigma present


Prom is a magical moment for many individuals to experience and cherish, but unfortunately many individuals with a disability are unable to participate in this opportunity. Together, on October 29th, United Cerebral Palsy and Xi Chi Sigma will host a prom night for people living with a disability in the San Joaquin County and UCP of Stanislaus clients.
 Xi Chi Sigma is a fraternity established at the University of the Pacific that builds its foundation on four pillars: Leadership, Brotherhood, Asian Cultural Awareness, and Philanthropy


UCP prom flyer*Spark of Night Prom is exclusively for individuals with a disability and a guest.*
The event is free of charge but you must reserve a ticket in order to attend. RSVP your ticket by calling Angela Amaral at (209) 834-3282 by SEPTEMBER 30TH! Tickets will be available for pick up from October 3rd – October 7th and October 10th – October 14th from 9:00am – 3:00pm at 3 UCP locations:
Stockton (333 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton, CA 95207)
Tracy (324 E. 11th Street, Suites C and D, Tracy, CA 95376)
Manteca (134 S. Pacific Road, Manteca, CA 95337)
Dance, free snacks, pictures at the event with the decorations, and enjoy music from our special guest, DJ Vergo!

In need of a dress or a suit for this special occasion? Not a problem! Thanks to a generous donation from Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, over 100 dresses and suits will be available to choose from September 6th – September 9th as well as September 12th at the UCP office in Stockton! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, selection and fitting times will be available from 9:30am – 1:00pm. Tuesday and Thursday selection and fitting times will be available from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Need help applying makeup and fixing your hair? Lovely volunteers from the University of the Pacific have offered a hair and makeup preparation time on October 29th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. All makeup will be provided and participants will be able to receive help prior to the event inside the DeRosa University Center Ballroom.

*Parking at University of the Pacific is free of charge over the weekend*

This event is exclusively for individuals with a disability and a guest but that does not mean that you will not be able to support! In order for the production of this event to happen, we are raising money from local businesses and organizations. We would graciously appreciate any amount of support that you are capable of donating to our cause. To know more information on ways to support and donate, contact Debbie Jungeblut at or at (209) 751-3006. Thank you, and we appreciate your support!

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Crab Feed – 8th Annual Last Chance 

March 17, 2017, Lodi Grape Festival Grounds



 Ribbon Cutting – Ben Holt ADA Kitchen Remodel

January 19, 2016

We would like to thank Congressman McNerney; Chris Carrillo from Senator Galgiani’s office; Mayor Silva; Ray Call, past UCP CEO; Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors for helping make this event such a great success. Members of RTD, SUSD, Valley Mountain Regional Center, Health Plan of San Joaquin and so many more others celebrated in the revealing of our remodeled ADA Accessible kitchen where clients are given cooking classes to assist them in living their lives more independently. Stop in and we will give you a tour.



September 2 – 29, 2015



STEPtember Eblast Chamber

STEPtember is an exciting 4-week team activity that provides participants with the opportunity to improve their health, fitness and well-being, all while raising awareness and much needed funds for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

The Challenge requires participants to form teams of four. Each team member is challenged  to take 10,000 steps a day, tracking their daily step count (by wearing a pedometer, provided by UCP) or other fitness activity and recording the total on their personalized World CP Challenge webpage or via the mobile site.

Participants don’t just have to walk – they can run, cycle, swim, or even do yoga to reach their daily step target. There are more than 40 activities to choose from, including activities suitable for people with a disability.

Register now or make a donation to United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin at our STEPtember website.

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Miss & Mr. Inspirational Pageant 

April 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm.  UCP is endorsing this non-competition pageant open to girls & boys with special needs.  This event celebrates children and young adults with special needs by recognizing their uniqueness and beauty both within and out.  Dignitaries throughout the area will be present as well as local men and women of our armed service.


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UCP’s 6th Annual “Last Chance” Crab Feed!



Another successful year and by far our best Crab Feed yet.  The sponsor tables spanned two thirds the hall.  We thank our sponsors for their continued support.

Our raffle and silent auctions were a great success thanks to our raffle committee that comprised of Program Managers, Program Assistants and Administrative Assistants.  Many thanks to our in-kind donors everyone loved the raffle items they won.

We had volunteers from the Women Walking in Purpose, UOP Athletic Club,  LULAC, Leo Club from Lincoln Unified, NuStar Energy, LP, St. Mary’s High Students, UCP staff and the always wonderful Conservation Corp. The services they provided our participants was outstanding.



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New Tracy Applied Abilities Program

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Tracy Chamber of Commerce was held December 12, 2013.  Dan Ball, Chamber Board Chair along with Sofia Valenzuela, President of the Chamber presented Ray Call, CEO of UCP with a certificate as well as Mayor Pro Tem Michael Maciel and Rakesh “Ricky” Pal from Wounded Warrior Fellow Constituent Services Representative for Congressman Jeff Denham of the 10th District.  Paul Billodeau, Executive Director of Valley Mountain Regional Center and his team toured the program.  Representing Tracy & Manteca Unified School District was Gina Berlin.  Several of our persons served and their parents celebrated the grand opening of our program along side UCP Board of Directors and staff.

Program Location:

324 E. 11th St., Ste. C & D, Tracy, CA


Applied Abilities Program (AAP)

April 18, 2013 an informal meeting was held at Stein High School with the assistance of Gina Berlin who arranged the meeting to be held in their gymnasium. Roughly 30 interested persons gathered to listen to Corinne Fielder, Program Manger, for UCP discuss and answer questions about the new program.  The new program is scheduled to open has been extended to the end of September 2013 and will provided services for adults with disabilities.

Program offers:

  • Training in areas of employment, social skills, educational enrichment along with health and wellness.
  • Promotes access to local community and it’s resources, enhance independence, and offer employment exploration and opportunities to earn a meaningful income
  • Behavior Management Program
  • Smaller staff to consumer ratios in an effort to meet each individual’s unique goals and preferences.
  • Door to door transportation provided
  • Ideal location near public transportation.

To learn more…

 Click Community Gem Sponsorship or Ticket Packet