History

UCPNB is a locally run, 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1981 after the merger of UCP of Marin (1954) and UCP of Sonoma (1969).  As an affiliate of UCP, the national organization that began in 1949, we provide services for children and adults with disabilities and their families living in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties.

UCPNB mission is “To enhance the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities."  We believe that individuals with 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 Board of Directors includes seven members, three of whom have a child with a developmental disability and one of whom has cerebral palsy. Their expertise includes business administration, non-profit management, and disability education. Our Leadership Team includes five administrators that have extensive backgrounds in developmental disabilities. We currently employ 54 full-time equivalent staff that support 350 children and adults with developmental disabilities through employment, non-public school, recreation, and behavioral services.

 

 

Our three primary programs are: (1) WineBev Services: a social enterprise, employment, and education program located in Napa County for adults ages 18 and over with developmental disabilities, (2) Cypress School: a non-public school located in Sonoma County for children ages 6-22 with special education and behavioral needs that cannot be met in public schools, and (3) Recreation: a variety of camp and adapted physical education activities in different locations for children and adults.

WineBev Services started with two employees with developmental disabilities in January 2008 and is on pace to reach 112 employees by October 2010.  Located in scenic Napa Valley, our employees repackage wine for Beringer, Sutter Home, Meridian and other wineries.  We have received grants from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Foster’s Wine Estates, and the Napa Valley Community Foundation; and we are members of the Wine Institute of California.  Many of our employees are now working on-site at Sutter Home Winery.

 

Please contact us for a free quote on any new or ongoing project.
Mike Lisenko – email: mike@winebev.com, cell: 707-299-0856 or Craig Hamilton email: craig@winebev.com cell: 707-548-1640