Helping people live independently at home, develop job skills and integrate into their own communities.

At UCP we offer several programs under the umbrella of our Partners in Care model, which provides a comprehensive set of services to people with disabilities in Western MA that want to live more independently in their own homes and communities. Programs are based on each individuals level of need, the participants age and funding sources. In each of these programs UCP also offers assistive technology and durable medical equipment evaluations and referrals to people who need it, along with advocacy.

UCP’s Community-Based Day Services Programs include our Adult Family Care Program, DDS Shared Living Program, DDS & MRC Supported Living Program and MRC In-Home Supports. These programs combined, offer a variety of options, based on age and funding eligibility, to help people with complex medical, physical or developmental disabilities live more independently and to safely remain in the comfort of their own homes. We also support people living in their own apartments with the help of Smart Home Technology and high-tech staff support.

Community Integration Programs include Agency with Choice, Community-Based Day Program and Autism Only Program. These day programs are customized to help people with disabilities in Western MA integrate into their communities and increase their social and recreational activities. Our program is for children and adults who are receiving services from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

Our Customized Employment Program is designed to help adults seeking competitive, integrated work.

Each month is full of a rich array of opportunities:
  • Community events with trips to venues including local parks, rec centers, sports arenas, museums, farms and orchards, colleges and universities, theaters, mini-golf courses, restaurants and planetariums.
  • Monthly Drop-In Center, Women’s Group, Men’s Group, Teen Group and Self-Advocacy.
  • Free swim at Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center.
  • Events including Weekend Respite Opportunities.
  • Community Access to the Arts.



UCP’s Adult Family Programs: Changing Lives

When UCP reached into the community to look for support for one of our members with disabilities from Western MA, they found a young couple that were looking to open up their home to help. After our member met with the family several times, he did a sleepover and spent the weekend. While the process took several weeks to complete, a match was made and our member moved into their home in Berkshire County. Thanks to UCP, he now has a new home and a new family!