Welcome to United Cerebral Palsy Heartland

Our mission is to provide the highest quality programs, services and supports while
advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people living with disabilities.

Who We Are

UCP Heartland serves people living with disabilities and their families in the St. Louis Metro region and Central Missouri. We provide services in five primary areas: Children’s Services, Family Support Services, Adult Day Services, Residential Services and Employment Services. 

You can watch the video below to learn about our mission and programs.


We invite you to join us in our work by becoming a donor or getting involved as a volunteer. Your support helps create a “life without limits” for people living with disabilities.




Latest News

29th Annual Holiday Ornaments On Sale Now

Visit our online shop to learn more and place your order

Purchasing a commemorative holiday ornament from UCP Heartland helps create a “life without limits” for adults and children living with disabilities. Proceeds benefit programs and services for people living with disabilities in the St. Louis Metro Region and Central Missouri.

Each year’s ornament highlights a different landmark or historical icon from the St. Louis region. Our 2017 ornament features original artwork by Richard E. Long of The Muny outdoor theater.  All limited-edition ornaments are 24k gold-on-brass created at The Charleston Mint in North Carolina.

You can purchase this year’s ornament and collectible ornaments from previous years on our ornament shop page. Ornaments celebrating Southwest Illinois history and landmarks are also available while supplies last.

Community Game Night

Do you enjoy playing games or meeting others in your community? Join us for a family-friendly night of board games, electronic games and holiday refreshments alongside the UCP Heartland family.

When: Wednesday, December 13 | 6:30-8:30pm

Where: UCP Heartland Canterbury Center | 8645 Old Bonhomme Rd., St. Louis, MO 63132

Contact: Email Luke Leidenfrost at leidenfrostl@ucpheartland.org or call 314-994-1600

Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join!





Every gift matters

A Season of Giving

Support our program participants this holiday season 

For 64 years, UCP Heartland has provided caring services for people living with disabilities. And for 64 years, we have seen individuals, families and communities display compassion and generosity by giving time, talent and donations to support the children and adults in our programs.


Your support each year allows UCP Heartland to continue growing and innovating so we can offer the highest quality programs and services for people living with disabilities.



Your impact at work: We post stories and photos of our programs and activities on social media. Follow us to stay connected!

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Look Into My Eyes

Eric Brandt, a young man with cerebral palsy, sings about looking past others’ exteriors and seeing them for who they are as people.





Life Without limits

For more than 60 years, UCP Heartland has helped to enhance the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities. We believe that individuals with even the most challenging disabilities have the right to quality education and transition services, integrated employment opportunities with competitive wages and career opportunities. We also promote full inclusion in community life by providing resource and referral, advocacy, and community integration services. Please explore our website for more news, and events, and to find more information on services we provide.

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