Join UCP Oregon in celebrating Black History Month.
Often Black/Indigenous/People of Color with disabilities are underrepresented in the media, the wider community, and even within the disability community itself.
As we reflect on Black History Month, may we hold space for and celebrate black folks with disabilities—such as the extraordinary Harriet Tubman, and many others who are sadly unknown to us.
Want to learn more? We highly recommend this article: The Overlooked History of Black Disabled People.
We’d like to share some more stories from the storm.
One of UCP Oregon’s Supported Living Team Leaders, Codi Parmelee, did fantastic work, driving staff to and from shifts. Thanks, Codi!
A Personal Agent from UCP’s Brokerage, Jeff Gilbert, braved the storm with our technology consultant, Jeff Couttouw, to get our servers up, with assistance from the Brokerage Director, Sarah Noack. Thanks, guys!
And so many other folks worked extra hours and dealt with treacherous driving conditions. We are so grateful for every one of you. Thank you!
Wow! What a storm!
We want to shout out a GIGANTIC THANK YOU to the UCP employees and supporters who worked so hard to assist UCP’s customers make it through the storm.
We want to send special thanks to UCP’s Family Support Director, Kathrine Ball.
Katherine is the parent of a child with disabilities, and was without nursing staff or electricity for many hours, but she still managed to dispatch emergency supplies and information to many of UCP’s families.
National Disaster Hotline for Folks With Disabilities
People who experience disabilities, and who are experiencing a weather disaster, can call a national hotline run by the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies.
They provide 24/7 assistance during (and after) disasters.