From the Director's Chair

Thank Heavens summer is finally here.  Now that the school year has come to a close, Nancy is working very hard in our Adaptive Technology Lending Library getting the items that have been returned cleaned and back on the shelves.  In late summer, we will be moving the Library to a larger space.  This will give us the opportunity to demonstrate our 3,000 items better.

On June 24th, Wabash Valley Veterans Services (WVVS), new program of UCPWV, broke ground on our three 2-bedroom, 2-bath duplexes that have been earmarked for veterans with disabilities.  The units will be constructed at our 1400 Hulman Street location.  This will allow us to provide quality, barrier-free, accessible housing for veterans with disabilities in the Wabash Valley.  Beyond housing, we will offer employment, education, and guidance in partnership with other veteran service organizations.  We will also provide support groups, referral to outside counseling sources, and assistance to families and children of veterans.

With the addition of WVVS has come the addition of a new staff member, Martina Thompson.  Martina is serving as Veterans Services Coordinator.  She will be working directly with all the veterans who are served by the program.  Martina is a former Marine who has a diversified background in social service and non-profit organizations.



From the Associate Director,  Miss Wiggins

From the new picture that I have added, I know that you all can see how busy I have been.  The 16th Annual Bar Stool Open was a huge success.  All 21 bars had a very successful, and the participants said that it was the best event they had been to all year.    We want to give a big "THANK-YOU" to all of the participating bars bars for helping make the event the huge sucess that it was and will continue to be.  A special thanks gos to Imperial Lanes (Big Al's Sports Bar) for being the bar that raised  the most funds for UCPWV.  We also want to thank Free Enterprise for providing excellent shuttle service on all the routes.  The drivers had as much fun as the participants, and they have all asked to come back next year.  The Wabash Valley helped us raise over $24,000 to go toward the Adaptive Equipment Purchase and Loan Program.  This will help us sereve the increasing number of requests that we get each week to repair or purchase medical equipment for people in need.

 

From the Associate Director,  Miss Wiggins

From the new picture that I have added, I know that you all can see how busy I have been.  The 16th Annual Bar Stool Open was a huge success.  All 21 bars had a very successful, and the participants said that it was the best event they had been to all year.    We want to give a big "THANK-YOU" to all of the participating bars bars for helping make the event the huge sucess that it was and will continue to be.  A special thanks gos to Imperial Lanes (Big Al's Sports Bar) for being the bar that raised  the most funds for UCPWV.  We also want to thank Free Enterprise for providing excellent shuttle service on all the routes.  The drivers had as much fun as the participants, and they have all asked to come back next year.  The Wabash Valley helped us raise over $24,000 to go toward the Adaptive Equipment Purchase and Loan Program.  This will help us sereve the increasing number of requests that we get each week to repair or purchase medical equipment for people in need.

 


Upcoming Events


Early Intervention Service Providers Conference - 09.19.14


Friday, September 19, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
World Gospel Church
900 Gardendale Rd, Terre Haute, IN

CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE - Click the Early Intervention Conference Button at the Top of the Page

Attendes will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with other service providers
  • Connect with key agencies
  • Learn about current topics on early intervention
  • Experience quality trainers and keynote speaker
  • Attend break-out sessions (workshops):
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Practical Tools
  • Provider Safety
  • Making Referrals

  • 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