This week (September 13th – 19th, 2020), we are honoring Direct Support Professionals across the nation! Now more than ever, DSPs deserve recognition as the everyday heroes they are. Throughout this challenging year, DSPs have continued to exemplify what it means to be truly dedicated and selfless. DSPs have remained at the frontlines since the […]
A special thank you to the City of Tampa for investing in the future of our children!
We are grateful for the support the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has shown for our Sunrise Northeast Opportunities virtual summer camp program. Their grant award of $26,500 has enabled us to continue providing an enriching camp-like experience to over 150 individuals with developmental disabilities from the comfort and safety of their homes. In response […]
For more than half a century, Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay, Inc.) has provided high-quality inclusive educational programming for children with and without developmental delays. Thanks to a substantial grant award of $540,065 by Hillsborough County, we recently moved into a building that was previously a Boys & […]
The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act grants us an opportunity to celebrate those with a disability and all the efforts that have taken place to make the United States more accessible and inclusive. It is also a chance to pause and reflect on the barriers that are still in place today and the efforts needed to further the purpose of the ADA.
Happy Retirement, Jorge!
By Kathy Childs, Vice President of Business Development
A message from Zach Wray, President and CEO & Steve Weinger, Board Chair.
DSPs are critical to the care and assistance of the people which Sunrise supports. DSPs promote dignity, independence, and enable decision-making. They are educators and companions who keep people safe and assist with anything a person would need.
4.6 years—that is how long the average person will stay at a job. Michael J. Hart, Vice President of Customer Service and Operations Support, decided to multiply that by 8. After 37 years, Michael is retiring from Sunrise.
Abi Kurian, Day Program Supervisor for the Eureka Day Program promoted an arts and crafts contest amongst the residents throughout the South Miami-Dade Operations. The inspiration and enthusiasm displayed was truly heartwarming.