What if there was an online support group, open to all Oregon & SW Washington families who are raising a child with any disability?
There is! It's called "Gimme A Break" (GAB) and it's facilitated by UCP Oregon.
Families connect with other families in a safe and non-judgmental space. They cheer for each other, vent, and just talk. They also share ideas about how to deal with stress, how to find support, and what to expect now and in the future.
GAB is held online (via Zoom) on the second Thursday of every month, from 6:30pm–8pm.
Learn more and RSVP for the November GAB here.
We're sad to announce that the 2020 Walk, Roll 'n' Run (WRR) is cancelled.
In a normal year, the WRR is UCP's biggest event. It raises crucial funds for our Family Support Department, allowing us to provide vital supports for families raising kids with cerebral palsy.
But... it's not a normal year. It's 2020.
And that means we need your help more than ever!
That's why we're asking you to donate in your usual WRR amount. Or even consider donating more!
We're excited to announce that UCP, along with Abeona Group, is hosting a Zoom class about government benefits for individuals who experience disabilities!
Join us on August 18th at 7:00 PM.
You'll learn how programs like SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, K-Plan, ABLE Act, and more can help support your loved one, and how to best navigate the complexities within these programs.
*Zoom Registration Required*
NOTE: Please contact Hayley Palmer with any questions or concerns: 503-914-1285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, UCP has decided to postpone the Family Conference until 2021.
We look forward to seeing you then!
As you might know, this week was the scheduled launch of the Bill Porter PORTER, which Deschutes Brewery created exclusively for UCP to raise funds and awareness for UCP's Bill Porter Memorial Fund.
Alas, the downtown Deschutes pub (like so many businesses in Oregon) is closed for now.
We still want to take the time to say THANK YOU to Deschutes, though.
We look forward to gathering at the Deschutes Brewery... hopefully sooner than later!
We're excited to announce that registration is open for this year's Walk, Roll 'n' Run! We're pulling out all of the stops because it's our 15th anniversary!
NEW FOR 2019:
All proceeds support UCP Oregon and our services for kids and adults who experience developmental and intellectual disabilities.