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Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers

Empowering people of all abilities

aka AUCP   |   JOHNSTOWN, PA   |  www.alucp.org

Mission

The mission of our organization is helping people live independently, every day, with quality care.

Ruling year info

1957

Executive Director

Mr. Scott Hilliard

Main address

119 JARI DRIVE

JOHNSTOWN, PA 15904 USA

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Formerly known as

Subsidiary of Choices People Support People

EIN

25-1100699

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Consumer Activity Program- "Ability Works"

Ability Works offers disabled individuals the opportunity for social engagement and real-life experiences. The program is geared toward improving self-image, building confidence, increasing opportunities for social interaction, and giving back to the community through civic engagement. Recently, the program has offered: photography lessons followed by a public art display, Bee Farm trip, Flight 93 Memorial trip, Fishing Picnic, seasonal crafts, and an on-going "Journey Bag" project which provides new foster children with a bag full of personal and comforting items.
Ability Works is looking to expand and add additional opportunities and trips, such as: painting classes, concerts, and social mixers. AUCP clients have little opportunity for every day experiences. Ability Works provides them with the means of special transportation, assistance, necessary equipment, and professional services needed to experience the types of things that seem fluid to the non-disabled.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Our caregivers are highly trained to meet all state and federal requirements, providing services based on the needs and preferences of the individual.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Unlimited Care currently operates Community Living Arrangements (CLAs) in various locations throughout Cambria County, PA. Each home is occupied by up to three (3) individuals and is staffed with Residential Program Workers (RPWs) who are available for assistance 24/7, as needed. Residents rent the homes and enjoy bird-watching, walking, porch-sitting, and other common daily activities of living.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Behavioral Support focuses on positive strategies and incorporates a proactive understanding of behavior by supporting individuals, who may demonstrate behavioral challenges ranging from limited communication skills to impaired sensory systems, through mentoring, coaching, and one-on-one tailored interactions.

Focusing on: Advocacy, Autism Spectrum Disorders , Behavioral Modifications , Clinical Assessment, Crisis Intervention/ De-escalation, Developing Positive Coping Skills, Development of Therapeutic Activities , Functional Behavioral Assessments, Individualized Treatment Planning, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Least Restrictive Procedures, Mental Health, Parent Education & Support, Positive Approaches, Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Staff Training & Team Management, Support Plan Development, Teaching Social Skills, Trauma Informed Care

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers is to enhance our quality of services as well as aspire to significant community-wide progress by enlisting all sectors to work together toward a common goal. This approach offers enormous promise to bring about broader, more lasting change.

Our staff and Board of Directors worked to identify effective collaborates, understand the keys to success, and recommend ways to drive more collective impact; particularly to address the challenges of our areas most vulnerable residents- the disabled.

We found that these collaborations must have:

-A commitment to long-term involvement
-Involvement of key stakeholders
-Use of shared data to set agendas, and
-Engagement of community members

Organizational effectiveness. Becoming a highly effective organization requires more than the right structure. High performing nonprofits exhibit strengths across five areas: leadership, decision-making and structure, people, work process and systems, and culture.

Simply following the below framework creates capacity and capabilities:

-Are we clear on the strategic priorities
-Given the organizations priorities, what decisions are truly critical? Is it clear who is responsible (and who has authority) to make those decisions?
-Do we have the right people and capabilities to achieve our priorities, and do our people feel that their goals and measures align with these priorities?
-Have we defined the work processes and tools to enable our people to be effective as they address our top priorities?

Since becoming our completely own entity, we have made a lot of changes for the better. The amount of accomplishments we have encountered is amazing; restructuring the budget, establishing our social media presence, hiring a designated Direct Care Worker recruiter, remodeling our website. However, there are many projects we are still working on that we would like to complete in the near future.
Currently, our main focus is developing our three-year strategic plan. Since recently acquiring Board approval on a newly proposed mission statement, vision statement, and key performance indicators, the organization has moved on to develop priorities, goals, strategies, and action plans that speak to the fresh, re-focused mission and vision statements.
We are also working to completely redefine our brand and logo, coordinate with local nonprofits and foundations regarding the Ability Works program, transportation abilities, and in-home care services, take on a nonprofit start-up as an incubation process, strengthen our number Direct Care workers and offer them better assistance, and be more present in our local community via volunteerism, collaborating events, and operating as a service.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brenda Shaffer

My HoneyBee

Term: 2018 - 2024

Claudia Rager

Conemaugh Health System (Retired)

Heather Richards

Conemaugh Heath System

Brenda Shaffer

My HoneyBee

Kelly Warshel

Windber Hospice

Tiffany Wetzel-Sturtz

Barnes, Saly & Company

James Selapack

Sourceree

David George

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Autumn Moore

American Red Cross

Jessica Brown

Attorney

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/30/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/30/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.