Easterseals UCP’s (ESUCP) service model and commitment is rooted in a belief that individuals living with disabilities and mental illness can be engaged, contributing members of their family and the community if they have the right support. In addition, ESUCP believes their commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Authenticity and Learning (IDEAL) is a competitive advantage. In fact, these are their drivers for becoming an IDEAL organization. “Becoming an IDEAL organization is a bigger-than-we-are vision and a cause worth striving for. It’s important to the success of our team members, those we support and the communities that count on us,” says Luanne Welch, President & CEO.
The challenges people living with disabilities, mental illness and addictions face every day are real. ESUCP leverages their experience, expertise and life-changing programs to directly address the uphill battles. On any given day, the ESUCP team may serve as a direct service provider, caregiver, nurse, nurse practitioner, therapist, social worker, job counselor, teacher, psychiatrist and compassionate friend all rolled into one. Their diverse and inclusive 2,600-member team provides more than 10.2 million hours of meaningful support to 40,200 kids, adults and families in 11,000 home, facility and community locations across North Carolina and Virginia.
An investment in ESUCP is an investment in the overall health and well-being of the local, rural and urban communities they support. Recognizing the value ESUCP provides, Whitley Law Firm is a proud supporter of the organization. “Supporting organizations like Easterseals UCP in our community ensures our funding helps a really diverse group of folks. Our partnership helps resources go farther and impacts our community in a meaningful way,” said Ben Whitley of his firm’s support.
Whitley Law Firm, located in Raleigh, NC, sponsors the WRAL Community Cares campaign. Easterseals UCP was selected as the spotlight and recipient of $2,000. Watch the video here.
ESUCP welcomes everyone to get involved in their purpose! There are many ways to volunteer in ways that will match your talent to needs. ESUCP also raises money to support and expand their programs through direct donations and participation in community events. For additional information about upcoming events, to donate, take a tour or volunteer, contact Marta Quintana, Chief Development Officer.
This excerpt is derived from an article by WRAL News. Read the full story here.
ABOUT EASTERSEALS UCP
Easterseals UCP is a trusted, 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. Its 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. Learn more at eastersealsucp.com.