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Winter 2014 Newsletter
UCP of the North Bay is dedicated to enhancing the quality of
life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities,
their families, and their communities.
About Us
 
UCP of the North Bay believes that individuals with even the most challenging disabilities have the right to quality education and transition services; integrated employment opportunities with competitive wages and career opportunities; accessible recreation programs; and access to local, affordable, and safe housing. We also promote full inclusion in community life by providing resource and referral, advocacy, and community integration services.

Our primary service areas are: Education and Transition Services, Employment Services and Supported Employment, and Therapeutic Recreation.




eWaste Deconstruction Milestone
 
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Gone For Good is proud to announce the amount of eWaste deconstructed and recycled in 2013:
  • 1,400,000 lbs
  • Kept out of landfill
  • 890,000 lbs were TV's
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$100 Raffle Tickets ~ 100 Tickets Will Be Sold
 
Purchase a Golden Ticket to win a silent auction item worth $1000 - $3000. The winning ticket will be drawn on May 1, 2014.  The holder of the winning ticket will choose from a list of silent auction lots:
  • Week in Hawaii
  • Taste of Napa
  • 30 Bottles of Fine Wine
  • Whidbey Island Vacation
  • Weekend in the Wine Country
  • Sports Packages (49er tickets, San Francisco Giants tickets)
  • and more...
Golden Tickets are available for $100 each and only 100 tickets will be sold.  To purchase tickets, contact Shannon Montoya at 707-765-9807, Ext 101, smontoya@ucpnb.org or purchase online by clicking the ticket below.
 
 
Proceeds go to UCP of the North Bay Programs and Services.
Thank You
Gasser Foundation
 
Thank you to the Peter A. and Vernice H. Gasser Foundation for granting $130,000 to UCP of the North Bay.  The funds will be dedicated to building out new bathrooms and offices at WineBev Services to better support our employees with disabilities.  The build out will help us achieve improvements to our program and production capacity and efficiencies.
 
WineBev Services, located at 500 Technology Way, provides employment, volunteer, recreation, and education activities in the Napa community and surrounding areas and currently employs 138 adults with disabilities.
 
 
 
Whole Foods Petaluma - Nickels for Non-Profits
 
Thank you to Whole Foods Petaluma who helped us raise $1300 for the Creative Arts programs at Cypress School.  Whole Foods donated a Nickel to UCP of the North Bay/Cypress School for shoppers bringing in their own bags and donating toward Cypress School throughout October 2013.
 
Watch the NEW Cypress Short by clicking the link below and see what a difference Whole Foods has made at Cypress School.
 
Welcome to OADS
Open House & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
 
UCP of the North Bay celebrated its  partnership with OADS on November 21, 2013.  Over 150 were in attendance for a Ribbon-Cutting and Open House, presented in partnership with the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Executive Director Margaret Farman thanked the crowd and OADS team and gave special recognition to the UCP of the North Bay's Board of Directors for championing the expansion.  With the OADS partnership, UCP of the North Bay now offers employment services at market rate wages in Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.
 
Joining Margaret and UCP of the North Bay Chair Steve Lohrer to help cut the ribbon were (from left) Petaluma Councilmembers Teresa Barrett and Mike Healy, employee James Pedroni, President of Business and Program Development Elizabeth Clary, Mayor David Glass, employee Robert Derby, and Councilmember Mike Harris.
 
Cypress School Opens Second Campus
Cypress Primary Open House
 
An Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 celebrating the opening of the NEW Cypress Primary School campus.  Joining Margaret and UCP of the North Bay Chair Steve Lohrer to help cut the ribbon were (from left) Councilmember Mike Harris, student Raymond Gomez, Cypress School Director Laura Briggin, student Will Hansen, Sonoma County School District Director of Special Services Patricia Rast, and Petaluma Sunrise Rotarian John Cinnamon.
 
Cypress School is a non-public school serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities whose education and support needs cannot be met in public schools.
 
"We opened a second location due to an overwhelming need for our services," says Laura Briggin, Cypress School Principal.  "All children deserve the opportunity to build a foundation for educational success."  The Cypress model of education includes innovative, functional academics and therapeutic community-based activities, including a 1/4 acre organic farm and therapeutic horseback riding.
 
Since the first campus (now Cypress Secondary School) opened in 2007, Cypress School has grown from 3 to 55 students.  Students are referred by their local school districts and Individual Education Plans are designed for each student.  The new campus serves students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  "We have great partnerships with local school districts and through these, we have the good fortune to serve some remarkable kids," says Laura.
 
The new Cypress Primary School is located at 3880 Cypress Drive in Petaluma, within walking distance of Cypress Secondary School.
 
 
 Go to the Cypress website for more Cypress Primary Open House pictures.
Solar Panels at WineBev Services
Partnership with Sustainable Napa County and
Funded Through a Matching Gasser Foundation Grant
 
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Solar panels recently installed on the roof of the WineBev Services warehouse in Napa are expected to generate about 102,630 kilowatt hours of energy annually - enough each day to power the equivalent of 31 average homes.
 

Gone For Good
 
Gone For Good, a business and social enterprise of UCP of the North Bay, provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  Gone For Good's primary services are secure document destruction, eWaste deconstruction, document imaging, printing, and mailing.
 
Gone For Good "First"
 
"First Swim"
 
A group of employees with disabilities from Gone For Good are now attending the Salvation Army Ray and Joan KROC Center in Suisun City as part of our Recreation. Dani Walters, Program Leader, arranged a Gold Membership which includes full use of the facility. This includes two indoor pools, workout equipment, gymnasium, and many classes. We now have seven members who attend 1-3 times a week.
 
Roxanne White, until attending the KROC Center, had never been in a swimming pool. After just a few short weeks, she has learned how to swim and looks forward to her weekly trip to swim and exercise. Janice Nason, has arthritis in her knees. Her doctor told her to start swimming to help with pain and stiffness. She is feeling better and has lost over 20 pounds. Eli Williams, Mark Manalastas and Andrew San Nicolas enjoy playing basketball in the full-size gym and working out. They have also made new friends at the center.
 
 

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3835 Cypress Drive #103
Petaluma, CA 94954

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