Supported Living

UCP’s Supported Living Program was established in 1996, this program is designed to empower those consumers served and to encourage them to maximize and maintain the skills and supports necessary to live as independently as possible within the least restrictive environment.

Types of services provided:

The Supports to Achieve Independent Living (SAIL) Program is a “place and train/support model” that uses a person-centered approach. All efforts are made to assist the customer in obtaining and maintaining the living arrangement of their choice.
This is a dynamic and evolutionary planning and implementation service process that involves as many people in the consumer’s life as possible.
The tasks that the program conducts include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct assessment
  • Locate and secure housing
  • Locate and secure roommates
  • Establish budgets
  • Obtain furniture, appliances, cooking/eating ware
  • Nurture and establish natural supports
  • Establish utilities
  • Establish contingency emergency plans
  • Register for Section 8 housing
  • Secure IHSS assessment and secure IHSS workers Provide follow-along support and continue to develop natural supports.\
  • Mobility training

Admission Criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be eligible for VMRC services or be financially backed by another private or public source that can meet the rate of service requirements.
  • Have a disability of Cerebral Palsy or a like condition. However, other developmentally disabled persons outside of UCP’s mission stated clientele will be considered for acceptance into the program. Possesses behavior that can be controlled through reasonable behavior management intervention techniques and or other means.
  • Be a resident of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Amador County and Tuolumne County

For more information about Supported Living, please contact UCP at (209) 956-0290 or send an e-mail.