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From the Director's Chair

Hello, everyone.  The UCPWV staff and I wish you all a very happy fall.  All of our programs and services are in full-swing, and things are busy as always.  Before I get into the “meat and potatoes” of what has been happening here, I wanted to take the time to introduce three new people who have come on-board with us.  Jean Norton is our Administrative Assistant and Property Specialist.  She comes to us with many years of experience in property management, accounting, collections, and office administration. 

With the growth of our properties, it was determined that a full-time maintenance position would be crucial for the agency.  John Cooper, who had been working with us as a private contractor for the last few years, jumped at the chance to accept the position of Facilities Manager. 

With the departure of Martina Thompson, UCPWV was in search of a new Veteran Services Coordinator.  We are pleased to announce that Scott Wynn, a former Marine and current Air National Guard Reservist, has accepted the position.  Jean, John, and Scott are all wonderful additions to the UCPWV team.

The use of the Adaptive Technology Lending Library is at an all-time high.  Our quarterly newsletter, which is distributed to all of the schools that we serve, has been well-received.  Our partnership with school systems in our six-county service area is continuing to grow, thereby increasing the number people we serve.  UCPWV is particularly proud that we were able to take part in a collaboration with several community partners to serve the growing needs of children with disabilities who have communication difficulties of varying complexities. The goal of the collaboration is for children with communication difficulties to be able to communicate their wants and needs in a way they have not been able to previously, as they are often hard to understand, especially by those are not familiar with the child’s communication difficulties.  The project centered on “the way of the world”— technology, particularly the Apple IPad. UCPWV was able to purchase five IPads with custom cases. The IPads were loaded with LAMP Words For Life™ communication app (purchased by ARC of Vigo County). The app is a word-generating mechanism that allows those with communication difficulties to utilize gross-and-fine motor abilities to acquire language skills and eventually develop their own speech pattern, hence LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning).

Many exciting things are happening with Veteran Services, as well.  In early August, Wabash Valley Veteran Services (WVVS), in partnership with Terre Haute Humane Society and Vigo County 4-H, hosted Scrub-a-Dub Dog Day, an event to raise funds for the service dog training program (TADSAW).  In addition to the opportunity to have a dog washed, free food, drinks, and a dog agility course were available.  The event was well-attended and over $300 was raised.  WVVS is gearing up for the 2nd Annual Wabash Valley Stand Down (Friday, November 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM at the National Guard Amory, 3614 Maple Ave, Terre Haute, IN). In conjunction with the Wabash Valley Stand Down, WVVS will also be hosting Operation Vanguard, immediately following the Wabash Valley Stand Down. both events are aimed towards bringing awareness to the complexities and frequency of veterans who are homeless.  We encourage you to visit the Operation Vanguard Facebook page to learn more on how to help veterans in the community who are facing homelessness.

These are just a few of the things that are happening.  Our Independent Living and Adaptive Equipment Purchase and Loan Programs are serving more people than in previous years.  It’s hard to believe that we have grown so much in such a small amount of time.  Our achievements are continually fueled and supported by our inspiring, smart, and dedicated Board of Directors, staff, donors, and partners.  Everyone plays such an important role and helps make it possible to provide our consumers with programs and services of the highest quality while also allowing the agency to grow.



From the Associate Director,  Miss Wiggins

SHADOW ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE

UCP of the Wabash Valley is very fortunate to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Shadow Asylum Haunted House for the fourth year in a row.  The venue is located at 949 N. 10th Street  The event runs from 7:00PM - 12:00 Midinght on the following days:

 

September 25 & 26
October 2 & 3
October 9 & 10
October 16 & 17
October 23 & 24
October 30 & 31

Please come out and get your "scare on" while benefitting the numerous programs  and services of UCPWV

From the Associate Director,  Miss Wiggins

SHADOW ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE

UCP of the Wabash Valley is very fortunate to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Shadow Asylum Haunted House for the fourth year in a row.  The venue is located at 949 N. 10th Street  The event runs from 7:00PM - 12:00 Midinght on the following days:

 

September 25 & 26
October 2 & 3
October 9 & 10
October 16 & 17
October 23 & 24
October 30 & 31

Please come out and get your "scare on" while benefitting the numerous programs  and services of UCPWV


Upcoming Events


Support Group Meetings


VET TO VET (OPEN TO VETERANS ONLY)
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM
1400 Hulman Street

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:00 PM
1400 Hulman Street

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM
1400 Hulman Street

Coffee is served at all meetings

If you have questions, call the office at 812-232-6305





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  • Doing all that we do takes a community. Thank you to all of our Partners!
  • United Way of the Wabash Valley
  • Sycamore Technology Solutions
  • Equal Housing Opportuniy
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  • Phone: 812.232.6305
  • Fax: 812.234.3683
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