UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
June 19, 2020
Happy Juneteenth! We want to acknowledge the importance of the elimination of slavery in our country as we strive to improve justice and equity for people of color. We acknowledge we still have a long way to go to achieve equality and we are committed to getting there.
We also want to extend a Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers! We celebrate the support, mentoring and examples our fathers’ set by being there for all our children.
The California legislature passed the budget; however, are still in negotiations with Governor Newsom for a final budget that must be signed by June 30th for the beginning of our new fiscal year, July 1, 2020. We are hopeful that our services will be fully funded and anticipate additional fiscal support from the federal government for our state to insure a healthy service sector and economy.
UCP of the North Bay is participating in online discussions with North Bay Regional Center and other Adult Day Program providers about best practices for re-opening. Our position is that it is critical to maintain our current level of service and funding for all participants until reopening begins in earnest and regular programs can safely be re-established. Our Adult Day Program Survey was released on Wednesday, June 17 and we are awaiting responses from our participants regarding their interest and ability to return to site-based and community-based activities. For additional information, please see our Adult Day Program Update.
UCP of the North Bay is currently implementing a series of four trainings in Recognizing Unconscious Bias in Yourself and the Workplace through Relias Learning, a professional training organization that provides online training for our staff members. Our goal is to address current societal issues proactively for the betterment of our staff members, participants, and community. We recognize that “unconscious biases are everywhere; from the neighborhood that we choose, the close friends that we have, as well as the people with whom we associate.” Our response is to ensure that every member of our organization is treated with love, compassion, and fairness, as we work to provide a life without limits for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
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.