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

Helping Students reach their goals beyond school

Person Centered Services Through the Applied Abilities Program

Person Centered Services Through the Applied Abilities Program

The Applied Abilities Program is much more than a springboard for community work. This program was designed several years ago with the philosophy that each individual has unique attributes (abilities), preferences and goals and as an organization/staff and program, we will celebrate those unique attributes by providing life experiences that are designed around the person. On a daily basis, each program participant is given a menu of services to choose from, some of these services are:

  • Accessing Community Resources
    • Using public transportation
    • Adult Education courses
    • City Parks and Recreation sponsored events/classes
    • Understanding your City
    • Volunteerism
  • Advocacy
    • Legislators at a glance
    • Letter writing campaigns
    • Civic responsibility
    • People First facilitated advocacy meetings
  • Educational Opportunities
    • Studies of diverse cultures
    • Government impact and issues
    • Current events (including world and local events)
    • Community Access
      • Mobility training
      • Resources
      • Housing assistance
      • Legal assistance
    • Art Therapy
    • Art Appreciation & Application
      • Ceramics hand building and pottery wheel
      • Painting – water color/oil
      • Jewelry making
      • Drawing
      • Museum and Gallery tours
  • Health and Wellness
    • Hiking
    • Healthy meal planning
    • Cooking
    • Diabetes awareness and life style change
    • Heart disease and high cholesterol education
    • Human sexuality
    • Body mechanics/ergonomics
    • Group yoga
    • Individual yoga, stretching and massage
    • Rhythm Arts Project – drumming for empowerment
  • Social Enrichment
    • Fishing with friends
    • Price comparison shopping
    • Hiking
    • Power walking
    • Basketball
    • Frisbee golf
    • Adopt-a-Block

Applied Abilities Photo Gallery