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About Easterseals UCP

Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia is a trustworthy, compassionate partner providing exceptional disability and behavioral health services to help our neighbors live their best lives. Purpose, dedication and empathy drive our service delivery. Our diverse and inclusive 2,300 member team provides more than 9 million hours of meaningful support to 22,000 kids, adults and families in 11,000 home and community locations.

Our Impact in North Carolina and Virginia


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Easterseals UCP Luanne Welch CEO

A message from our CEO, Luanne Welch

Three words come to mind when describing this organization that I love & serve: Courage, Commitment & Care.

We have the courage to do the work we do. Our front line demonstrates courage day in & day out. Through pandemics & hurricanes. Political unrest & economic downturns. The people of ESUCP are ESUCP. ESUCP shows organizational courage every time we grow & do more. As needs change in the lives of those we support & the communities we serve, we change. We don’t always get it right first try, but we grow together by asking thoughtful questions, listening with humility & respect, and moving forward from our missteps.

We care about the people we support & each other – the whole person. We care all the time – 24/7 – not just during the work day. We face challenges head-on & find solutions – together. We will continue to find ways to show up for the people who count on us & for each other.

We are committed to being better & doing better. To become an IDEAL organization – an inclusive, diverse, equitable, authentic & learning organization. To do whatever ‘more’ we need to do to fulfill our mission.

At the heart of ESUCP is a resilient, sustainable, healthy, mission-driven organization that is & will be here – day now & forward.

That’s who we are. That’s what we do. I hope you’ll join us.Luanne's signature

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