It all began with Anna…and Mary Poppins.
In 1965, we were inspired by the touching story of a young girl named Anna who was unable to attend a local theater showing of Mary Poppins with the other children because she was in a wheelchair. From this inspiration was born United Cerebral Palsy of Lancaster County. In 2000, we became United Disabilities Services (UDS) — a new name to reflect our greatly-expanded capabilities.
The UDS Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Lancaster, PA, committed to helping seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities lead more independent and fulfilling lives. In our 55-plus years, we’ve developed a wide variety of services and programs that improve quality of life and expand boundaries.
Today, over 350 caring, dedicated employees proudly serve people with disabilities and the aging in 40 counties across Pennsylvania. We provided services to more than 6,000 people last year alone, enabling them to live happier, more independent lives where they’re more in control of the decisions that affect them.
Our foundation is based on a strong vision, mission and core values.