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 children and adults living with disabilities.


As a CARF accredited agency, UCP Heartland is committed to continually improving our programs and services. We gather and apply feedback from program participants and other constituents as we utilize proven practices that help us remain healthy and innovative as an agency. Every three years we participate in a CARF compliance survey to renew our accreditation. This year UCP Heartland ranked in the top 2% of CARF accredited agencies nationwide for fully complying with recommended best practices.

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

Painting Party & Community Game Night

Play games and express your creativity while meeting other members of your community at the UCP Heartland Canterbury Center. We have a great collection of board games from which to choose! We also have painting supplies for up to 30 people. This family-friendly event is free and open to the community. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Thursday, May 31, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

8845 Old Bonhomme Road, St. Louis, MO 63132

Building is wheelchair accessible. 

For more information, contact Luke Leidenfrost: leidenfrostl@ucpheartland.org

Book of Poems & Stories Benefits UCP Heartland

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 

Featured 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.



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



Every gift matters

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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Life Without limits

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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