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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Melissa has been spreading warmth by donating blankets made by her mother's quilting group to patients at a Wilmington, NC hospital. With the assistance of an Individual Community Support paraprofessional, Melissa, who is 26 years old and has autism, is helping others.
Music is good for the soul. At Dorothy Spainhour Child Development Center, children and teachers are making new tunes on a fence -- a musical fence. Thanks to the Lowe's Heroes Program, volunteers brightened 2018!
The Individual Placement and Support staff created awards as a way to recognize the men and women with mental illness who have made accomplishments in the program. The S.T.A.R. Awards (S.T.A.R. stands for Skill, Talent, Achievement and Recognition) recognized several individuals.
For more than a year Easterseals UCP crisis response employees helped Hurricane Matthew survivors through challenging conditions. Their work didn't go unnoticed. The NC Council of Community Programs presented the Hope4NC team with the Crisis Response Program of Excellence Award.