From the Director's Chair

Hello, everyone, and Happy Holidays from all of us at UCPWV.  It’s hard to believe that we have been at our new location for almost a year now.  We’ve finally gotten all the kinks worked out, and it really does feel like home.  We are busier than ever; lots of new and exciting things are happening.

 Our Adaptive Technology Lending Library is in full swing in the larger space.  All of the items have been cleaned and cataloged, making the check-in and check-out process much simpler.  I want to remind everyone that we do have delivery and pick-up services available.  Also, our “Librarian,” Nancy Sanders, is available to come to your classroom(s) and give speeches about the items that we have available (demonstrations included).  Nancy will be distributing a quarterly newsletter, which will help keep all of you informed about new and exciting items within the Library.

 Our newest program, Wabash Valley Veterans Services (WVVS), is in full swing as well.  WVVS is a community agency of United Cerebral Palsy of the Wabash Valley providing services to veterans in the Wabash Valley. We offer assistance in employment, housing, education, and guidance through the VA system.  We also provide peer support groups, referral to outside counseling sources, and assistance to families and children of veterans.  Since the program’s inception in January, we have provided financial assistance or direct aid for ten veterans and their families, we have provided emergency (temporary) housing for three veterans, and we have helped five veterans with disabilities secure permanent housing within the Independent Living Program.

 By the end of 2014, the veteran housing complex that is located at 1400 Hulman Street will be completed.  This means that four veterans—and their families—who had been homeless or living in less than habitable conditions will have a 2 bedroom, 2 bath duplex to call their home in the new year.  Each of these units will have a new washer and dryer.  Our ability to furnish the units with washers and dryers was made possible through a generous donation of over $2,500 from American Legion Riders Riley Post 328.  There are two duplexes that have not been rented.  If you know someone who is a veteran and looking for accessible housing, please have them stop by our office and fill out an application.



From the Associate Director,  Miss Wiggins

As the holiday season approaches and everyone gets busy taking care of all the things that surround this time of year, UCPWV will be working in cooperation with Baesler's Market to ensure that our consumers have either a ham or turkey for their Christmas meal, as we understand that the local food banks are experiencing shortages.  No one should ever be without food, regardless of the time of year, but we want to ensure that our consumers and their families will have the chance enjoy a hot meal on Christmas Day.

 

From the Associate Director,  Miss Wiggins

As the holiday season approaches and everyone gets busy taking care of all the things that surround this time of year, UCPWV will be working in cooperation with Baesler's Market to ensure that our consumers have either a ham or turkey for their Christmas meal, as we understand that the local food banks are experiencing shortages.  No one should ever be without food, regardless of the time of year, but we want to ensure that our consumers and their families will have the chance enjoy a hot meal on Christmas Day.

 


Upcoming Events


Support Group Meetings


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

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
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



  • Our Partners
  • 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
  • Office Information
  • Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Phone: 812.232.6305
  • Fax: 812.234.3683
  • Email: info@ucpwv.org