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Supported Employment Services have expanded to Sonoma, Napa, and Solano developing individual job placements at local businesses employing adults with developmental disabilities. Those employees, working in competitive integrated employment, are earning income and learning new job skills that provide a variety of rewarding and exciting career opportunities.

UCP of the North Bay, a leader in employment for people with disabilities, offers a variety of supported employment services in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties. Services are designed to help people with disabilities gain the skills to work independently or semi-independently.

Group Supported Employment

  • Provides onsite job coaching to groups of employees with disabilities working at market rate wages in three-person crews at local businesses
  • Hours of employment are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with shifts of four to six hours
  • Employees with disabilities who receive this service have developed the ability to focus on work skills, but need additional support to build on-the-job independence

Individual Supported Employment

  • Provides job coaching to people with disabilities working at market rate wages as direct hires at businesses and organizations
  • Hours of employment are up to the employer and may involve evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Individual coaching provided to employees with disabilities to learn new tasks, maintain productivity, and improve attention to detail

Other Supported Employment Services

UCP of the North Bay provides additional services to help employees with disabilities find jobs, set personal goals, understand workplace requirements, and maintain employment:
  • External Situational Assessment
  • Job Development
  • Job Exploration/Job Shadowing
  • Mobility Training
  • Personal & Vocational Social Adjustment

UCP of the North Bay was one of 34 local nonprofit agencies that received a grant this year. Our $15,000 award from Valero Benefit for Children will support our Enhanced Transitional Program at Cypress School. The goal of the program is to successfully “transition” students from public school to Cypress School, from Cypress School back to public school whenever possible, and from Cypress School to Adult Employment Programs that provide community-based employment training and paid work opportunities.

We owe a special debt of gratitude to David Le, Valero Benicia Refinery Controller, who invited us to apply for the grant. The invitation, which is required, came as a result of his volunteerism and the volunteerism of other Valero Benicia Refinery Employees with our monthly Gone for Good Shredding Events in Fairfield. David presented the award to Margaret and Laura at the “Heart for Children” breakfast held at the Benicia Clock Tower on November 6. The event was very well attended by both sponsors and recipients.
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Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of our "Gratitude Awards!" This year we were pleased to honor Chandon USA, Lagunitas Brewing Co, Primal Pet Foods, Makerspace-Media Studio Clubhouse and Kiwanis Club of Petaluma for their support of our programs throughout Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano Counties as we all strive to provide a "Life Without Limits" for everyone. See MoreSee Less

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Jen Whalen, Director
Steve Gatlin, Manager
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3835 Cypress Dr. #103
Petaluma, CA 94954
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