CP Mission: Celebrating all abilities and unlocking potential.

CP Vision: Leaders in caring, personalized and progressive solutions for a fully inclusive community.

CP Organizational Values:
  • Collaboration
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Cultivate healthy relationships
  • Flexible and family friendly
  • Maximize potential of each individual
  • Safe and effective environment

Our History

In 1952, a group of individuals including parents, physicians, and caregivers identified that children and adults with special physical needs needed a place in Northeast Wisconsin where they could receive quality rehabilitation and support services.

In 1954, after two years of researching and planning, Cerebral Palsy, Inc. was founded and began operations at Bellin Hospital. During the inaugural year, the first CP Telethon was also broadcast. The community was supportive of this initiative, and $36,000 was raised to support CP.

Through the years, additional community needs have been identified and our services have evolved to include therapy services, aquatics and childcare. Approximately 140 employees work at our main campus in Green Bay and our Adult Day Services satellite campuses on the Lakeshore (located in Two Rivers) and most recently in the Fox Cities.

In early 2014, we celebrated 60 years of serving Northeast Wisconsin during the live broadcast of the 60th Annual CP Telethon on WBAY-TV 2. The Annual CP Telethon continues to be the longest running local telethon in the United States on the same channel, and the community continues to provide generous support to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and the CP organization.

The future looks bright for CP and the clients we serve. We continue to refine and grow our services to meet the needs of our community and look forward to seeing where the future takes us!

Timeline of CP's history (PDF)