Meet Max

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

Damien Dishes with State Representative Jean Evans

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’s Record Growth in Employment Program

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.

Gibbs Center Leadership Spotlight

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    

Speak For Yourself Conference at Washington University

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,