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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

Dear Friends and Families of UCP,

As you know, the concern for the health and well-being of the individuals we support and staff is our utmost priority. As an organization, we are closely monitoring and following the guidelines regarding COVID-19 set forth by Governor Baker and the Commonwealth’s State of Emergency Act.

Therefore, effective today, March 17th and until further notice, UCP’s Day Habilitation Programs will be closed for all activities. Also, due to the unknowing spread of COVID-19, we ask that guests refrain from visiting our Administration Office located at 71 Arsenal Street, Watertown and/or our Group Homes.

UCP is here to support people with disabilities and have a dedicated and trained staff here to help and guide you and your loved ones during this trying time. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact UCP at telephone: 617.600.2450 and one of our staff will return your call as soon as possible.

In closing, I wish you well and please stay healthy by following our State and the CDC helpful safety measures. You can find out more about the coronavirus by clicking on the links we have provided below.

Sincerely

Todd Kates, Ph.D.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

UCP of MetroBoston is in URGENT need of the following healthcare items for our programs and group homes.  Your donation will support the safety and health of our consumers and their caregivers from COVID-19.  For more information, call 617.600.2450.  Thank you in advance for supporting our organization.

N95 Face Masks – (If not available, regular face masks)

Nonsterile Nitrile Gloves (all sizes) (vinyl will do)

Disposable Face Shields

Protective Eyewear – Goggles/Glasses

Disposable Protective Gowns/Coveralls

Disinfectants (Bleach, Lysol, Clorox), Paper towels, Toilet Paper, Tissues

Mass Options

If you or a loved one is a MassHealth member who receives hands-on support from a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) but are struggling to access these services during the COVID-19 outbreak, call the MassOptions hotline at 1-844-422-6277.


Important Message to Our Supports

We have recently been made aware that phone numbers with United Cerebral Palsy as Caller ID are part of a solicitation scam. PLEASE NOTE: UCP’s NATIONAL OFFICE DOES NOT SOLICIT BY PHONE, THEREFORE DO NOT GIVE-OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO THE INDIVIDUAL CALLING. We have taken action with the FBI and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and will provide updates when available.

UCP of MetroBoston Coronavirus Information Update

During the past few weeks, UCP has been monitoring all alerts and guidelines provided by our Local, State and Federal government regarding the coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19.  Recognizing that we have a special responsibility to insure the health and safety of those entrusted to our care, as well as to each other, we will provide you with on-going information to safeguard your health and safety during this uncertain time.

Below are helpful links which will provide you with information and recommended guidelines about the virus.  

Massachusetts Coronavirus Government Link:

https://www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus

CDC (Center for Disease Control) Website Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

UCP will remain vigilant in providing you with the latest information regarding this virus.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office, telephone:  617.600.2450 or email:  swasserman@ucpboston.org.

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