UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
August 21, 2020
The Travis Credit Union Foundation COVID-19 Relief Initiative benefitting UCP of the North Bay continues through September 30, 2020 with donations matched up to $20,000. The campaign will provide tablets and technology for children and adults with developmental disabilities to stay connected with our education and employment programs from home.
Please visit www.tcufund.org and select UCP of the North Bay from the dropdown menu.
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Coming in September: “Flipside Thrift,” our new UCP of the North Bay Thrift Center, will be opening at 6591 Commerce Blvd. in Rohnert Park. UCP of the North Bay has owned and operated multiple thrift centers for many years in Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Santa Cruz Counties – and now Sonoma County! All proceeds support our programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
UCP of the North Bay would like to give our sincere thanks and support to the first responders and emergency personnel that are battling the current fires, risking their safety so that we can be safe. Their courage and dedication is an inspiration to all of us who work to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities living throughout the North Bay. On behalf of the entire UCP of the North Bay Community, thank you!
Cypress School Update
Cypress School has rolled out its new Distance Learning Zoom schedule and supplemental supports with great success. They will be reaching out to families to develop distance learning plans based on input from families to balance screen time, down time, goal work, and bandwidth. These plans will be reviewed and updated with family feedback.
Sonoma County has indicated based on current case rates and trends that schools may not return to in-person instruction during the fall semester. The state has indicated there may be exceptions to allow in-person instruction in areas on the watchlist for students who have needs not easily met in the distance learning format. The state will move forward with this policy, Governor Newsom said, out of the “recognition that there are kids that will never be able to adjust to learning online no matter what kind of support we provide, even if we individualize it.”
Adult Day Program Update
Several UCP of the North Bay staff members and participants have been affected by evacuations as a result of the fires that are still burning in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties. We have offered our facilities as shelters in the event of emergency need. Should that happen, we will provide staff support and ensure that COVID-19 safety procedures are followed. We are glad that we have the facilities available in the event of an emergency.