Association for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
United Way Health Partner
Who Are They?
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. In addition, The Arc provides information and referral to broaden community knowledge, acceptance of and interaction with people with mental disabilities. The Arc provides services to this population and their families through such programs as After-School Child Care (state licensed), Men's Respite, Ladies' Respite, Weekend at The Arc (respite for individuals with disabilities that require the services of a nurse), Friends Night at The Arc, Summer Adventures, Mother's Day Out and adult activities, such as dances. The Arc also participates in a special buddy program developed to provide "buddies" for children with disabilities.
What Does United Way's Funding Do?
United Way funds educational and recreational activities including respites and summer programming.
The Impact of Your United Way Investment
By participating in the various programs offered by The Arc, individuals with mental disabilities feel more accepted by the community and empowered to make their own choices. Through physical activities and social interaction, these individuals ultimately improve their health and overall quality of life.
Volunteers are always needed for weekend respite programs for children, adult women and adult men and maintenance jobs such as washing the bus routinely or outdoor clean-up.