United Services for Children is a nonprofit organization that provides pediatric therapy and early intervention services to children of all abilities, and offers support services for their families. We focus on children ages birth through 8 years old. Our center is located at 4140 Old Mill Parkway in St. Peters, serving approximately 150 children annually.
In 1975, a team of dedicated parents and professionals searched for a way to ensure children with disabilities would receive services in St. Charles County. They launched a nonprofit organization that would become known as United Services for Children. Two organizations—the United Cerebral Palsy Association and St. Louis Hearing and Speech—used United Way grants to finance the new agency, which was incorporated in 1977. The agency grew throughout the years, providing therapeutic and educational services that changed the lives of tens of thousands of children.
In 2013, United Services launched Uncommon Grace Pediatric Therapy, an expanded outpatient program that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, aqua therapy and feeding therapy. Uncommon Grace offers individual and group therapy options, and accepts Medicaid and most major insurance carriers.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Keeping pace with the community’s evolving needs, United Services in 2014 began studying the possibility of creating a children’s museum in St. Charles County. Unlike most existing children’s museums, this would be designed for universal access. People of any physical or intellectual ability would be able to use and enjoy the museum at all times. In 2017, United Services entered into a partnership with Cohen Equities and the City of Lake Saint Louis to lay the groundwork for a possible museum in that city.
As we look toward the future, we continue working every day to ensure United Services remains the leader in preparing children of all abilities to reach their full potential.