Have you ever wondered what a typical day is like for a service dog? Max, UCP Heartland’s service dog at our Gibbs Center for Independence, was recently featured in an article by Jefferson City Magazine. The article describes the daily routines of Max and three other service dogs in the Jefferson City area. Way to
A group of UCP Heartland and Hyatt Regency staff met at the downtown Hyatt with KMOV Channel 4 to show off an outstanding Employment Resource Program, and introduced Keith Washington, UCP Heartland program participant and Hyatt Regency Steward. Keith has been working with UCPH’s Employment Resources for two years, and has been named “Employee of
Employment Resources Program participant Damien Bruening and Employment Specialist Duane Gruis met at Bandana’s in Manchester recently with Missouri State Representative Jean Evans as part of “Take Your Legislator to Work Month.” Rep. Evans is a member of the Missouri Workforce Development Committee and responded quickly to the invitation to meet with Damien and UCP
UCP Heartland experienced record-breaking growth in our Employment Education and Training Program with 141 individuals currently in training, preparing for competitive employment—the highest number actively in the program to date. The Employment Education and Training Program is 240 hours, or 12 weeks, of coaching in areas such as housekeeping, laundry, banquet services and guest services.
We are proud of our dedicated, creative staff who work hard to support people living with disabilities. Click the link below to read more about two of our leaders at our Gibbs Center for Independence in Jefferson City: Sarah Judd and Judy Grainger. Sarah Judd & Judy Grainger – Gibbs Center
Talent Connect, a project of UCP Heartland, has graduated another class of 6 trainees living with disabilities. This is the first class completing the 12 week program at Pedestal Foods at Lindenwood University. Talent Connect has graduated 18 trainees since the inception of the program in March 2015. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
The October 21, 2016 conference was the first of its kind and brought together UCP National staff, PCORI Staff, national experts and members of the community to discuss health-related and other issues impacting people with disabilities nationally and at regional and local levels. Relevant and well-informed patient-centered clinical research is essential to advancing healthcare access,