UCP Adult Program: Life Skills, Community Involvement and Lasting Friendships
From life skills such as cooking, sports and using technology, to community involvement that includes hands-on service projects, the UCP Adult Program provides adults with developmental disabilities opportunities to learn and reach new goals.
Adult Program services are offered on-site at UCP’s St. Joseph location, Monday through Friday. Launched in 1980, the Adult Program is one of the UCP’s fastest growing areas and serves 65 consumers. Daily activities include small-group learning sessions, community volunteer and recreational projects, technology training, and practicing essential life skills with UCP’s qualified and enthusiastic staff.
A 1700-foot expansion to the Adult Program, completed in September 2010, is providing even more ways for consumers to learn new forms of physical exercise and enjoy new opportunities for learning. We welcome guests to come and see first-hand how UCP’s Adult Program is helping people with disabilities to live more independent, goal-oriented lives.
On Oct. 27th, 2017 UCP’s adult program gave participants an extra day off for the weekend and provided an all-day staff training. A couple of our supported employment staff joined in as we enjoyed breakfast, a catered lunch and fantastic training provided by Kansas City Regional Office’s Behavioral Resource Team. The team gave a great reminder of the value of consistently building relationships in strategic ways. We thank the BRT for a fun-filled day!
New space for learning … read about UCP’s recent 1700-foot expansion to the Adult Program
Did You know?
The Adult Program at UCP:
- Serves 67 adults with developmental disabilities
- Invites participants to work and learn at UCP from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Connects adults with the community through service projects, special events and volunteering