UCPWA offers several children’s programs for children with and without disabilities.
Camp HOPE (helping others progress equally) is an after-school program for children with disabilities and allows participants to gain a variety of learning opportunities within the classroom and outside in various community settings. The program is fun and exciting and offered Monday – Friday from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. We have separate camps for adults and children.
HEARTS Respite provides stipends to the families or primary caregivers who have children with disabilities to take advantage of temporary relief from day-to-day care-giving. Respite services are made possible through private support and a grant from the Alabama Department of Abuse and Prevention (formerly Children’s Trust Fund). Follow the link for additional information https://ctf.alabama.gov/grants/.
Childcare Enhancement With A Purpose (CCEP)
UCP of West Alabama recognizes the need for quality childcare options for children with disabilities. Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose is a state-wide training project, funded through the Department of Human Resources, that provides free onsite training and ongoing technical assistance to childcare providers leading to the successful inclusion of children of all abilities.
The CCEP training focuses on understanding typical child development and developmentally appropriate childcare practices. We serve nine counties in West Alabama – Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa. For more information contact the project director: Paula Peacock, (205) 292-4292 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org