Founded in 2001 with the merger of Workship Organized for Rehabilitation by the Kiwanis (WORK) and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), UCP Work specializes in assisting individuals with disabilities. It serves the residents throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in California. The organization offers services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, physical limitations and other neurological disabilities. UCP Work offers supported living services and high school transition and mentor and youth programs, as well as employment opportunities. It serves more than 400 residents with significant disabilities. The organization administers the Applied Abilities Program, which offers advocacy, social enrichment and educational opportunities.