What is UCIP?

Tom BikingUCIP is committed to establishing communities so that all people can experience their desired quality of life, where choices, relationships, and values are respected and where they have ongoing opportunities for personal growth.

In 1966 a group of concerned parents founded an organization called United Cerebral Palsy of Crawford, Clarion, and Venango Counties. At that time there was only a day program for four children with Cerebral Palsy. UCIP was the first organization of its kind to open a group home or community home for people with developmental disabilities. In 1990, the organization broke its ties with the National UCP and changed its name to United Community Independence Programs so that it could better serve the needs of over 400 people in our communities.

Today UCIP is an inclusive agency, embracing all people with disabilities, children, the elderly and more. UCIP will continue toward the goal of being a leader of innovative and comprehensive services. As you will see in this brochure, UCIP has many programs in which the goal is to help those in need to become familiar with and live in their local communities; become working, responsible citizens; and to be as independent as possible.

Individuals will not be discriminated against because of race, color, religious creed, disability, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.