At UCP, the service navigators in our Advocacy Program support individuals and their families to map out where to go for support, based on their individual needs and preferences.

We help individuals with disabilities in Western MA gain access to State and Federal aid programs such as Section 8, Food Stamps, MassHealth, Public Housing, Social Security, and other resources that promote independence. Additionally, UCP provides support to families throughout the year so that they can become effective advocates for their children.

Our leadership team advocates on a wide variety of issues each year to support our mission to advance independence, productivity and full community inclusion.

Critical Issues include:

  • Funding for Families & Staffing
  • Access to Assistive Technology
  • Competitive Employment
  • Community Inclusion


Our Self-advocacy Program provides a host of empowerment programs that are socially based for individuals with disabilities. Programs include weekly meetings where members can discuss issues that they are facing in the community, guest speakers, adaptive cooking classes and a calendar of social events.


All individuals must complete the UCP Intake Process. Call us to learn more at 413-442-1562 or click the Contact Us button on this page.

Learn more about our family focused Support Centers for people with disabilities in Western MA.