Ways to Give

Ways to Give

There are many ways to contribute to UCP Heartland – including financially through direct donations, memorials, in honor of someone, event sponsorship, event attendance, planned giving and of course through the donation of your time and talents.

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Latest News and Upcoming Events

Latest News and Upcoming Events

For our latest stories and news updates, head over to the UCP Heartland newsfeed! UCP Heartland's upcoming events can be seen on our calendar page

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Family Resources

Family Resources

Finding helpful online resources can be time-consuming and challenging. We hope to serve as a support along the way by gathering useful resources and information on this page.

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Wing Dings – Unlimited Wings, Unlimited Smiles

Wing Ding is an interactive event featuring unlimited wings and the chance to vote on your favorite wings from the best of the best. Sample spicy, saucy and crispy wings from the most popular restaurants in your town. It’s an all-you-can-eat fun time! There’s music, dancing, and bragging rights. A time-tested wing competition in Missouri for decades, Wing Dings are a great way to try out delicious food from restaurants that may be new to you. Altogether, UCP Heartland has been hosting the Wing Ding for 60 years; 30 incredible years in Columbia, in Jefferson City, 22 years and St. Louis is in its 8th year of Wing Ding fun. Click on the “News and Events tab” above and choose your favorite Wing Ding. Or chooses all three of them…it’s a great way to support UCP Heartland.

Click HERE to register for the Columbia, MO Wing Ding on August 2nd

Click HERE to register for the St. Louis, MO Wing Ding on August 8th


Gibbs Center Grand Opening in Jefferson City, Missouri

UCP Heartland’s new Gibbs Center for Independence opened this summer in Jefferson City. Combining caring service, adaptive technology and universal design elements, the Gibbs Center provides innovative opportunities for adults living with disabilities to engage in the community, develop new skills and work toward personal goals and dreams.

Click here to watch a video about UCP Heartland's new Gibbs Center in Jefferson City.

Volunteer Opportunity

Build relationships with children and youth living with disabilities as a Saturday Respite Club Volunteer in St. Louis!
When: 9am-4pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month (shifts possible)
Where: 8645 Old Bonhomme Road, St. Louis, MO 63132
Learn more & apply by emailing volunteer@ucpheartland.org or calling 636-779-2278.

Join Our Team

Open interviews on Wednesday

Looking for a meaningful career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others? Join the team at UCP Heartland! We offer benefits and competitive wages for our direct support positions. You can learn about our open positions, complete an application, and meet with UCP Heartland staff at our weekly open interview sessions for direct care positionsPlease bring your resume when you come.

When: Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: UCP Heartland’s Canterbury Center – 8645 Old Bonhomme Road, St. Louis, MO 63132

For more information, please contact: Shalonda Hill, Human Resources Manager
Email: hills@ucpheartland.org  |  Phone: 636-779-2281

"Why Did God Make Me?"

By John Raymond Groebl

Thanks to the generosity of John Raymond Groebl’s family, proceeds from John’s book “Why Did God Make Me?: The Spiritual Writings of a Sparkled-Eyed Man with Cerebral Palsy” will go to UCP Heartland’s programs and services. The book contains poems, stories and scripts that highlight John’s active faith as well as his love of gardening and nature. Click to learn more or purchase a copy 


Support children and adults living with disabilities

For 65 years, UCP Heartland has provided caring services for people living with disabilities. And for 65 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 allows UCP Heartland to continue growing and innovating so we can offer the highest quality programs and services for people living with disabilities for years to come.
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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UCP Heartland provides expert programs to people living with a spectrum of developmental disabilities including autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, premature birth and Traumatic Brain Injury. We believe that people from all backgrounds and living with all abilities have the right to quality education, residential services, career opportunities and competitive wages. UCP Heartland promotes choice and full inclusion in community life. Our five service areas link program participants to resources and referrals, staff support, advocacy, and community integration services.


Please explore this site for more news, and events, resources and services that we provide. Have a question? Please call 636.227.6030.

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