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Appreciation Letter to UCP's Capital Home Care and Community Support Services, dated 9/23/10
Dear Angels at UCP,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, etc. etc.
Words are so inadequate to express my deep appreciation for your care so lovingly provided during the past 5 1/2 weeks. It didn't matter how many times I called, I knew you would listen and address the problem. You always did! You took the time to meet with me, which I knew took time from your busy schedule, but it meant my brother was not just another number but real people were connecting with real family members. I was impressed even more with your office personnel. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend time with Bob. I learned to know him in a new way and to admire him deeply for his perseverance and gentle spirit in spite of physical limitations. You choose caregivers who fit the situation. I knew my brother was being cared for by a person who new his needs. I'm amazed that Catherine can keep his doctor appointments, prescriptions filled, oxygen ordered, meals prepared, etc. so efficiently. In his words, "I like them all because they help me".
I'm writing a letter to let supervisors and others know of what an asset you are to Mifflin County! Lori...How do you answer that phone so patiently each time!
UCP Foundation of Central PA is a top notch organization staffed with very competent and friendly professionals. They provided in-home care and support throughout my 1 1/2 year recovery from a back injury that left me paralyzed and wheel chair bound. With their help and support and lots of physical rehab therapy I eventually was able to learn how to walk again with assistance from a walker and now with just a cane. Needless to say, I couldn't have made it without the support I received from UCP.... There were those days that I wasn't sure if I could go on....but UCP always there to gave me the encouragement, loving care and support I needed to keep trying. I am so grateful and thankful to Marie, Lisa, Debbie, Nikki and all the gang at UCP. ...my "guardian angels" as I call them.
We became involved with UCP when our middle son was born with CP. Our son, Daniel, started receiving services at 6mos. of age. The therapists and staff were professional and considerate with not only Danny, but with each member of our family. The guided us through some very difficult times and taught us the realities of what life was going to be like for and with Danny. The staff was instrumental in referring us to specialist such as feeding clinics, schools and doctors. More importantly, they were always there for us. When Danny was hospitalized several times during the first three years he was being treated at UCP the staff would call and visit to see how he and all of us were doing. Even during his school years they have kept in touch to check on his status. I became involved in volunteering with UCP over six years ago. I feel proud to represent such a deserved organization that has such strong ties in the community. I never have a problem asking for help or donations because they are very well respected. I enjoy coming into the center to help because it is so wonderful to see all the children around. It is also heartwarming to see the diverse mix of children who are able to take advantage of UCP's services, whether it be just in daycare of therapies. Now that our son is 18, I look to UCP for the same guidance and experience that they gave to us when he was younger. At this age, Danny needs them now just as much if not more than he did when he was an infant. I feel very blessed to be associated with UCP and find their services invaluable.
UCP has been there for my family for the past 3 1/2 years. They support us as a family - that's what makes them so special. From IEP meetings to sibling workshops to family fun festivals - we all feel included and have so many opportunities to meet other families in similar situations. We look forward to participating in these activities for many years to come. …The way my children teach neighborhood kids about their brother's disability and the patience and understanding they have with each other and their brother [demonstrates the impact of this program]. My oldest son went out of his way to help a little boy with a learning disability in the library
I am a volunteer for the organization's annual golf fundraiser. As a member of the committee I help plan the details of the event and solicit for donations for the silent auction. I have donated goods and services to the annual golf and black tie fundraisers. UCP Central PA provides invaluable services to its community and I am proud to be a small part of helping make that happen. The organization was very understanding and flexible when I went through a career change and my availability for meetings changed.
UCP Central PA
55 Utley Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011 map/directions