MISSION: UCP WORK, Inc. is dedicated to providing services to residents of the Tri-Counties with developmental disabilities, so that they may work and live as contributing citizens within the community of their choice.

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About UCP WORK, Inc.

In July of 2001, WORK, Inc. joined United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties. Known as a leader in assisting individuals with disabilities in all facets of daily living, the merger with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties has enhanced our capacity to offer services throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties for children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, physical limitations and other neurological disabilities. In 2003 WORK, Inc. became UCP WORK, Inc.. Today, UCP WORK, Inc. offers Independent & Supported Living Services, High School Transition Programs, Youth Programs, as well as employment opportunities and social enrichment programs throughout Santa Barbara County and serves over 400 residents with disabilities.

(The organization is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, primarily funded through the State of California and through generous grants from local foundations, the organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.)

About United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties

Founded in 1945, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) has become the largest nonprofit direct care provider of services in Southern California for persons with cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Serving over 1100 children and adults daily, our mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of children and adults with developmental disabilities and those with similar service needs.

UCPLA offers over 40 programs and services in five counties, ranging from residential and day programs to advocacy and family support services. 

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