In 2014, six mothers from UCP Oregon’s Family Support Department sat down at the Well Arts Institute to do something exciting and scary: to share their stories with the idea of creating a play about their experiences. They talked about happiness and hope. They talked about sadness and fears. Over ten weeks, they stitched their words into a play called “Fierce Love: Stories by Mothers of children with CP.”
UCP Oregon is excited to be participating in the #GivingTuesday campaign from October 23rd to November 27th. Giving Tuesday is the “Global Day of Giving” that raised over $300 million for charitable causes in 2017.
UCP Oregon’s Employment Solutions department assists job-seekers who experience disabilities to find meaningful jobs in the community. Once the individual has the job, we can provide initial training and on-going supports as needed—all with the goal of ensuring the newly hired employee is as independent as possible.
We are excited to announce that Dollar For Portland has once again selected a UCP family to be its monthly recipient.
Three days after Winnie was born, she started to have some complications. She experiences epilepsy, auditory neuropathy, cortical visual impairment, cerebral palsy, and global developmental delay. Winnie is in and out of the hospital, and, not surprisingly, medical bills pile up quickly.