In 2018, UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago foster parent Marcy received a call about Peter, a 22-month-old child who needed her love, support, and care. When Marcy met Peter for the first time, he was not walking, talking, or eating… Peter was barely surviving. 

The UCP Seguin team leapt into action to support Marcy every step of the way in meeting Peter’s significant medical, physical, and developmental needs. The Pediatric Nursing staff ensured the family received training on his nutritional, healthcare, and therapeutic supports; case managers were on-call 24/7 to make sure that Peter had everything he needed to thrive and grow. Peter was also able to maintain a relationship with his biological siblings. Almost four years later, Peter has grown… and flourished.

Peter has a huge personality that lights up the day of everyone he meets, and his vocabulary is, well, out of this world. Peter’s amazing progress is a testament to his fortitude, willpower, and drive to succeed; not to mention the nurturing love, support, advocacy, and encouragement he receives from Marcy, his extended foster family, and his team from the UCP Seguin Children’s Foster Care program.

UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago’s Friends & Families have come together to offer a $150,000 Matching Challenge – that means any gift you give today will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS! You can be a holiday hero for children and adults with disabilities by donating this giving season at

UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
(708) 863-3803

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