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By Niles Dookie on August 12, 2019

Raise a Glass in Support!

Sunrise’s 3rd Annual Sundown Soirée is just around the corner. Get your tickets today!

By Rebecca McGuire on April 5, 2017

Life without Limits 5 K in Connection

Mark your calendars -- lace up your sneakers -- register to run

By Sunrise Group on January 4, 2017

Advocacy Season Starts Now!

We’re mere weeks away from the first of the 2017 state sessions. As a disability advocate, your help is needed to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with disability. In addition to the threat of a federal repeal of the Affordable Care Act, many states are proposing Medicaid Block Grants for all enrollees including people with disabilities. The challenge of block grants is compounded by the issue that many states already have existing Wait Lists with thousands of families in need of community-based disability services. Needless to say, there is a lot of work to do in the months ahead. Sunrise urges you to sign up as a self-advocate or ally via: advocacy@sunrisegroup.org.

By Sunrise Group on December 20, 2016

Sunrise Holiday Celebrations Spread Across the East Coast

With operations stretching from Connecticut down to South Florida, holiday cheer has been in the air since the day after Thanksgiving! Snowflakes and icicles sprung up to adorn group homes, day programs and supported employment centers in the northeast. Reindeer, yule logs and chestnuts are roasting in the Great Smoky Mountains. Meanwhile, palm trees, sea shells and boats have been decked out in lights in South Florida. Staff and those we serve have been busy celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Milad un Nabi (which is celebrated by exchanging gifts and making donations to the poor.) We wish the joy of the 2016 holiday season to you and yours!

By Sunrise Group on December 19, 2016

Happy Holidays from the Sunrise Family!

Our warmest thoughts and best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year! We thank all of our volunteers, donors, and supporters for all they have generously given this year. Thanks to the collective efforts of our employees and supporters, Sunrise looks forward to another year of helping to empower people with disabilities and to enable those we serve to live valued lives in the community and the opportunity to achieve the American dream.

By Sunrise Group on September 12, 2016

Sunrise Kicks-Off A Week of Celebration Recognizing Our DSPs!

Get ready to celebrate Direct Support Professional Week from September 11 -17, 2016. Our DSP’s are the heart and soul of the organization and define the agency’s quality in every personal interaction they have each day. Their dedication to the people we support drives our success This week marks the celebration and recognition of the wonderful care and love provided by those in service in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia. We are proud of you and the work you do. Thank you!

By Sunrise Group on June 13, 2016

6th Annual UCP Hartford 5K Race: Wheelchairs Are Made For Racing

Wow! Another great Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run has passed, and once again, UCP of Greater Hartford was delighted with the turnout and support for people with developmental disabilities. We wish to extend a special “thank you” to all the employees and other volunteers who served on the planning committee, volunteered to help at the event, and who formed team, joined teams, and did fundraising. We extend our deepest appreciation to this year’s sponors: Cigna; Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell, & Beck, Harvey & Lewis Opticians, Medical Pharmacy, and Lessard Heating & AC ffor helping to make this event possible.