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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Summer Teen Employment Projects

Limited spots are available for the St. Louis Arc’s three summer employment projects, Teens in Motion (13-15 years old), Neighborhood Experiences (16-20 years old) and NE in the City (16-21 years old living in the city).  These eight-week projects support young adults as they gain employment and independent living skills, build friendships, and explore opportunities in the community. Hurry, before it’s too late.
NextEd Challenge

One of life’s major milestones is stepping out on your own for first time. Whether you move to a college dorm, find a roommate and an apartment in the city, or you rent or buy your first home; taking that first step can be daunting. Next, the St. Louis Arc’s transition department, is offering a…

We Love Our Volunteers

The St. Louis Arc would be unable to provide the quality programs and supports we offer without the help of the hundreds of volunteers who give their time each year. As with many things over the last year, volunteering during the pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities. So, when everything came screeching to a…

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