YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
Make a difference this holiday season, Believe in the MAGIC of helping those who are in need the most.
WHO IS URSA?
Since 1985, Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency, URSA, has been a Calgary based non-profit agency that works to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in community settings. We continue to break down a multitude of barriers for these individuals and help them thrive in the community.
WHO DOES URSA HELP?
URSA helps so many, including an amazing little girl named Alison.
Alison was born a healthy, vibrant child. As a baby, she was a bit shy, but laughed and smiled easily and often. At 11 months old, she was playful, saying her first words, and beginning to pull herself up to stand at every opportunity! On a winter night two years ago, the car Alison was traveling home in hit a patch of ice, and lost control. Alison was rushed to hospital and luckily, she survived but unfortunately she suffered a traumatic injury to her brain. Over the next few months, with the incredible hard work and dedication of doctors and nurses, slowly, Alison began to see improvements. She began smiling again – and even walking! With time, and ongoing medical support Alison may continue to improve.
Sadly, despite every effort to reduce the impact to Alison’s brain, she now requires support to breath on an ongoing basis, and a full-time nurse to help her in her recovery.
Our URSA Cub House, is a home for children like Alison, who are medically fragile and require full-time nursing care. It allows them to leave the hospital and live in a home-like environment. They have access to comfortable bedrooms, toys, home-cooked meals, and experiences that support healthy development.
The children at Cub House, have exceeded so many developmental milestones, despite the challenges they are facing. They have opportunities to play outside, participate in music and story time, receive professional treatment, build language skills, and – they have support to meet their complex medical needs. We are so proud of them – and committed to providing the care they need to have the best chance to grow and thrive.
Alison, and many others need YOUR help this holiday season!
We cannot do this without you!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Every dollar counts! Donations to URSA will directly benefit the individuals in service with URSA. These items will all have an impact and will be used for items or experiences our clients may not be able to afford on their own. These include: community outings; accessible items in the home (such as an accessible swing for their yard); sending clients to the URSA Retreat Centre; sensory equipment; arts and crafts; music and art therapy; and anything else that improves their quality of life and makes them feel more at home.
CONTACT US BELOW
You can also donate by sending a check to:
808 Manning Rd. NE
Calgary AB Canada
Please make Cheques payable to:
Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency