Our core values of respect, collaboration, and empowerment drive everything we do. 

Our mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to lead better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support and advocacy. We work hard to provide the kind of individualized services that can really help make a difference to an adult… to a child… to a family. Services provided are designed to maximize choice and to support people, as they build quality lives within the St. Louis community.

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Summerfest hosted by the Young Friends of the St. Louis Arc

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Milo’s on The Hill

Join us for the 5th Annual Summerfest and enjoy a night of friendly bocce competition in support of a great cause! This year’s event will feature attendance prizes, a silent auction, wine pull, and complimentary appetizers and drinks. All proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Arc and its mission to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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