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For Immediate Release

Trillium Health Resources partners with Easter Seals UCP

New initiative will offer summer day camps, afterschool care and social groups

Greenville, N.C., February 8, 2016

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Trillium Health Resources partners with Easter Seals UCP to create social and recreation programs in eastern North Carolina

New initiative will offer summer day camps, afterschool programs, and social groups in seven communities


GREENVILLE, NC- Trillium Health Resources has partnered with Easter Seals UCP to address long-standing gaps in social and recreational programming for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 7 areas served by Trillium. This initiative will support children (and their siblings) and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through social and recreational programming in underserved areas of the state.

These programs will provide summer day camps, afterschool care, social skills training, and adult social groups. The partnership will begin this summer. Programs will be available in Wilmington, Greenville, Elizabeth City, Dare County, Beaufort County, New Bern, and Hertford County. The program will serve individuals with any intellectual or developmental disability.

“We appreciate Trillium’s commitment to support the best interests of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Eastern North Carolina,” said Jean Kenefick, Regional Director of Easter Seals UCP.   “They have an outstanding record for assuring appropriate services are available and we are excited to be able to partner with them on this initiative and for the opportunity it will afford many families.”

Trillium will host open houses at all locations in June. Summer programs are expected to begin in July, followed by afterschool and adult support programs this fall. For more information and to register, please contact Jean Kenefick at Easter Seals UCP at 252-636-6007  or jean.kenefick@eastersealsucp.com.


Easter Seals UCP Program Schedule:


Target Start

Phase 1 - Summer Camp: Traditional summer camp program in a community setting for school-age children/youth with I/DD and their siblings.

June 2016

Phase 2 - After-School Program: Inclusive program in a school or community setting to provide children/youth with I/DD and their siblings with developmentally appropriate, meaningful after school extracurricular activities and academic assistance.  

Fall 2016

Phase 3 - Recreational Respite: Weeknight and weekend respite in community setting with recreational activities for children and adults with I/DD and their caregivers.

Fall 2016

Phase 4 - Community Wellness Pavilion: Special events and classes for adults with I/DD focused on leisure, health, and wellness with engagement of volunteers and other community partners.  Family support and playgroups for families of young children (birth to 5); with required family volunteerism. 

Fall 2016



Easter Seals UCP is a non-profit organization serving the special needs communities in North Carolina and Virginia.  Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn and work in their communities.



Trillium Health Resources is a Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO) responsible for publicly funded mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental disability services and supports for people living in eastern North Carolina.  The counties that comprise the Trillium area include Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington.


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