About

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


Founded in 1953, United Cerebral Palsy Heartland (UCP) is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to supporting individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury.  UCP Heartland is committed to change and progress for children and adults with disabilities, whether it is a disability manifested from birth, the result of an accident or as a consequence of aging.

The mission of UCP Heartland is to provide the highest quality programs, services and supports while advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people living with disabilities in Central and Eastern Missouri.  UCP Heartland provides five primary services, including Children’s Services, Family Support Services, Adult Day Services, Residential Services and Employment Services.

UCP Heartland is a proud United Way Agency and reputable nonprofit that has been serving the needs of people with disabilities in our community since 1953.  UCP Heartland meets the standards of the Better Business Bureau, and is audited annually by an outside accounting firm.  More than 85% of funds given to UCP go directly toward program services.  UCP Heartland is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.