Two-year-old Davian, who has Down Syndrome, is becoming more independent thanks to the hard work of staff at Dorothy Spainhour Child Development Center. He is feeding himself, following directions and interacting with classmates!
Easterseals UCP works side-by-side with adults and children who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. Our purpose is to help neighbors in need achieve better days and live their best possible life.
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Thanks to the support of the Assertive Community Treatment team at Easterseals UCP, Wanda has hope for healthier and happy future. This mental health community-based program helped Wanda kick the habit after 36 years. Read her story of hope and change.
Our Staff Spotlight highlights employees at the four sites of EMPOWER After School and Summer Camp for their dedication, creativity and energy to help children and teens with intellectual and developmental delays.
This young woman graduated high school with acceptance to NC Central University. Her name is Miracle, and thanks to her foster mom at the Easterseals UCP Foster Care program, she received a loving home, support, and encouragement. Learn how to become a Foster Parent!
Partnerships go a long way with the staff and people served at Easterseals UCP. BB&T in Elizabeth City provided grant money and help to make outdoor improvements to the EMPOWER After School and Summer Camp site. A big shout out to BB&T!
Adults with mental illness get the recognition they deserve by receiving quarterly S.T.A.R. Awards. They're individuals who have worked hard to overcome challenges and achieve excellence at jobs they have succeeded in. A big shout out to all!
In A Crisis?
The NC START Team at Easterseals UCP provides crisis prevention and intervention.