United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston has been providing residential supports to individuals with disabilities for over 20 years and is nationally accredited by CARF the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The agency operates two group homes, a number of staffed apartments, along with supports to seniors with disabilities living in an assisted living facility.
The goal of this program is to provide a variety of options in residential supports based upon each individual’s needs and desires. By providing these services, UCP meets the critical need for community-based housing for adults with disabilities. Participants are supported in the activities of daily living by a trained staff that is available 24 hours a day. They are assisted and encouraged to increase their daily and community living skills while facilitating participation in everyday adult life experiences. The programs give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in community activities and to live independent and productive lives which embodies our mission.
All of UCP’s residential programs operate in fully accessible housing which enables the participants to live in a home and to become integrated into the community. Staffing scheduled at the homes is based on the needs of the individuals living there, but is generally available from 3 PM – 9 AM on weekdays and 24 hours per day on weekends and holidays. Individuals attend vocational, educational, day activity or day habilitation programs during the day in order to maintain a meaningful, productive routine.
Eligibility criteria vary slightly between homes, but eligible candidates are usually over 18 years of age, diagnosed with mental retardation or another developmental disability, eligible for state-funded services, and are medically and emotionally stable.