Coordinating services that empower individuals living with disabilities in Connecticut
UCP’s Community Inclusion & Advocacy Program offers information, guidance and referral services to help individuals with disabilities in Connecticut remove barriers to independence.
If a barrier cannot be removed or if a need cannot be met by UCP, we provide information and refer individuals to our community partners who are able to meet their requests.
The Staff in UCP’s Inclusion & Advocacy Program will assist individuals with setting and reaching goals that lead to improved independence within the community of their choice.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Transportation management
- Financial assistance (and management)
- Medical/Social Security
- Case management
- Guidance in accessing one’s community
- Basic needs assistance
- Development of informed choice skills
- Benefits application process assistance
The Inclusion & Advocacy Staff fields calls from individuals who need information and referrals for the following areas.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL
- Assistance programs
- Community resources
- Eviction prevention
- Low-income and affordable housing
- Heating Assistance
- Home modification
- Adaptive Equipment
This program is fully funded by foundations, donations and grants, including these partners who commit their support towards a healthy, thriving, sustainable community.
- United Way of Southeastern CT
- Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
- Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation
- Dominion Foundation
- Electric Boat Employees
- Gross Foundation
- Atkins Memorial Trust
- Community Foundation of Middlesex County
- Dime Bank Foundation
- M&T Bank Charitable Trust
UCP of Eastern CT is proud to be part of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Partner Program, which will help us expand our Disability Support Services to people with various disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy. Visitors to our site can use this free, 24-hour information and referral service funded by United Ways in Connecticut and the State of Connecticut: 211ct.org