Established in 1947 as the Beacon of Hope, UCP of Mobile has grown from a small local clinic to a $2.5 million organization, offering programs to people with disabilities throughout South Alabama.
The services we provide to people with disabilities can start in infancy with one of our early intervention programs and may continue through adulthood with our supported employment program. We also offer speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, preschool classes, respite, advocacy, summer camp, and more.
Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, Mobile, Montgomery, Pike, Washington, and Wilcox.
UCP’s growth in Alabama was not simply geographic. Over the past 50 years, the agency has moved from a pediatric cerebral palsy clinic to an organization, which provides a lifetime of services designed to advance the independence of people with a variety of disabilities. Through over a dozen programs, UCP delivers services to over 700 South Alabama families each month.
UCP’s commitment of people with disabilities is clearly shown through its geographic and programmatic growth, but the agency is equally committed to the community which supports it. Over 95% of the revenue generated by UCP of Mobile is spent supporting the local affiliate, with approximately 80% of it being spent directly on the programs and services.
In 2008, as a result of an extensive administrative and program survey conducted by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the UCP of Mobile received a three-year accreditation for services offered in Central and South Alabama.
In all, UCP was reviewed on over 600 standards, and fewer than 12 received recommendations for improvement.
United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile joins more than 5,000 service agencies in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and South America that field expertise in aging services, child and family services, behavioral health, DMEPOS, employment and community services, and medical rehabilitation.
United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile is a United Way of Southwest Alabama Partner Agency.