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For Immediate Release

E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Inspires Spooktacular Memories

Halloween Respite Gives Families Something to Smile About

Wilmington and New Bern, N.C., October 26, 2018

After a month of loss, destruction and uncertainty following Hurricane Florence, the Easterseals UCP staff at the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. programs in Wilmington and New Bern gave children and their families something to look forward to – Halloween. 

EMPOWEREvery child enrolled in the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Afterschool Program, got a treat of an all-day Halloween respite event in Wilmington and New Bern.  Not only did families get a break, but their children were in a fun environment wearing costumes, participating in pumpkin activities, watching Halloween movies and other fall festivities.

Schools are opened now in the most of coastal North Carolina.  Children with developmental disabilities are now returning to their normal routines in school and at E.M.P.O.W.E.R. 

EMPOWERE.M.P.O.W.E.R. is Engaging and Motivating People through Opportunities in Wellness, Education, and Recreation.  This program, sponsored by Trillium Health Resources, is available in four locations in North Carolina for children living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Learn more about Easterseals UCP E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Programs 


During these past five weeks, the Easterseals UCP front line has worked extremely hard providing services to the children they serve along with giving parents a break through day-long respite programs. 

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Easterseals UCP provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com.


For more information contact:
Kathy Edgerton
Easterseals UCP Chief Communications Officer
(O) 919-865-8660
(C) 919-208-0621


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