Our customers are our best role models during this time of uncertainty. They're the real experts at navigating barriers, exceptions, and challenges. They already know how to wade deep into unknown waters, deal with uncertainty, and find coping mechanisms.
Our employees are, as always, rising to any challenge, whether it's finding personal protective gear and emergency supplies, or finding ways to help customers socialize at a distance. It is clear that we ALL take the business of providing human services seriously.
One day, one customer, one step at a time.
Ann Coffey, Executive Director
We have also partnered with a few local provider agencies to acquire a few deals. And, as needed, our Executive Director, Ann, makes weekly trips in her truck to pick up and distribute orders.
And we have, so far, been able to keep our employees "whole."
We still need your help, though... more than ever! Thanks for your support!
We want to share a wonderful story. Last Friday, our Family Support Director (Katherine) woke up to a frantic phone call from a mom who is raising a child with cerebral palsy. He has a trach and vent, but they didn't have enough supplies to get them through the weekend.
Katherine jumped into instant action. She was able to share a week's worth of medical supplies from her family's personal stash.
Then she connected the mom to a new supply company, a new nursing agency, several other resources... and, of course, to UCP's Family Support Department!
Now mom and son could have a stress-free weekend and look forward to more support, connection and supplies. As Katherine says, "I love my job! I love my life!"
An Exploration into Physical Activity Resources for Oregonians with Disabilities
Thursday May 7, 12-1pm PST
Adventure 1: National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability and Adaptive Sports NW
Monday May 11, 12-1pm PST
Adventure 2: Move it! Oregon’s Specialty Athletic Trainings and OSU Extensive Services
Wednesday May 13, 12-1pm PST
Adventure 3: Dance! Yoga! Something for everyone--plus, national and state online resources
FROM THE DESK OF ANN COFFEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Hello, UCP employees, customers, families, board members, and community partners.
I am pleased to announce UCP Oregon’s Agency goals for the years 2020-2023:
These goals are customer-driven, and were created using the feedback from customer focus groups, UCP Oregon employees, UCP Oregon’s leadership team, and Board of Directors.
I’ve been employed by UCP since 2003, and been privileged to participate in strategic planning throughout the years. However, these goals are particularly near and dear to my heart, as they have incorporated customer feedback in a manner which supports UCP’s values of self-direction like never before. I look forward to supporting all of us to implement them in our work lives!
Ann Coffey, Executive Director
Have you met our new UCP Family Support Director, Katherine yet? If not, make sure to watch this video--you'll learn all about her and also find out why our upcoming Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run is so important.
Check it out!