UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
July 3, 2020
HCBS Compliance Activity Funding
UCP of North Bay was awarded Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Compliance Activity Funding through North Bay Regional Center for our Job Development Project that starts this July. We will be hiring Job Developers in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties to create group and individual employment opportunities with our local business communities for Adult Day Program participants at Gone for Good, WineBev Services, and OADS. This focused effort to transition more participants into community-based employment supports the HCBS requirement that “people with disabilities have full access to, and enjoy the benefits of, community living through long-term services and supports in the most integrated settings of their choosing.”
BOOST Conductive Education Program Fundraising Event
Our BOOST Conductive Education Program held their Climb of Mt. Everest at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland last Saturday and raised $5,686 for the continued operation of our year-round program for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor disabilities. We appreciate the efforts of our Boost Director, Saskia Kramer, and the volunteers who conceived of this creative and successful fundraising event. We especially thank all of the donors who supported the event for their care and compassion of the children that benefit so greatly from our BOOST Conductive Education Program.
Cypress School and Adult Program Openings Update
We appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as we get alternating reassuring and discouraging news about when and how we can safely open. We look forward to seeing our adult employees with disabilities and our Cypress students soon. Governor Newsom has signed Senate Bill 98, the education trailer bill that states in-person instruction should be offered to the greatest extent possible. We know that our students can learn best in person and look forward to providing as safe an environment as we can, following the latest updates in guidance from health officials. As we await the opening of our programs, we would like to thank the families of our adult employees with disabilities and our Cypress students who have been remarkably understanding and supportive of our remote programming during this difficult time. Most of our adult employees with disabilities have also expressed a desire to come back to work, both on-site and in the community, as soon as it is safe to do so. We continue to do everything we can to safely prepare.
Public health organizations emphasize that we must continue to take preventive steps that insure safe physical distancing. Work hard, be kind, stay safe and stay connected.
- Should you have any additional questions, please contact, via email or text, your Program Coordinator, Manager, Administrator, or Director.
- We hope to return to normal locations and hours as soon as possible.