Virtual Programs

The St. Louis Arc is now partnering with the Arc of the U.S. to promote virtual programs for people with IDD through their New Virtual Program Library. The Library includes programs and resources throughout the United States for individuals, families, and service providers to access virtually. St. Louis Arc Virtual Programs Family Support Q &…

Summer Projects

Answering Your Questions: The 5 W’s of the Arc’s Summer Projects Identifying the right summer camp for a child can be challenging. As your child gets older, fun and impactful summer opportunities for teens can be difficult to find – especially for young adults with disabilities. The St. Louis Arc has been a leader in…

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Volunteer Appreciation Month 

The month of April is a dedicated time to celebrate the amazing impact made by volunteers. At the St. Louis Arc, volunteers are a vital part of supporting participants and programs. Thank you to each volunteer for providing meaningful experiences to people we support!    During the pandemic, volunteers have continued to provide unique support while…

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Respite Re-Enrollment Process Underway

St. Louis Arc’s ARCH program (Assistance with Residential Care in the Home) can give family members caring for a child or adult with an intellectual or developmental disability, extra support. ARCH, also referred to as “respite”, reimburses primary caregivers at a standard rate for short-term relief services. These services can be received either in their own…

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Arc in the City

St. Louis Arc in the City Delmar DivINe, a new, innovative collaborative space in the city’s West End neighborhood, is now the home to several of the St. Louis Arc’s established programs. The new location also offers new opportunities as the Arc continues to offer supports to city residents with disabilities.  The St. Louis Arc…

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In-Person Leisure Programs

The St. Louis Arc is excited to offer programs both in-person and virtually for the spring and summer session! Leisure Services has worked hard to continuously offer opportunities for people with and without disabilities to stay connected and engaged. As area COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, the Arc is offering options for participants to safely…

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2022 Legislative Priorities

Each year the St. Louis Arc determines the Legislative Priorities for the calendar year. While other items may arise, the Legislative Priorities establish where the agency will focus its advocacy efforts. For the 2022 year, the St. Louis Arc has determined three important priorities for our advocacy. Currently, our first priority needs attention from Arc…

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Residential Opportunities Available

The St. Louis Arc offers various residential experiences that maximize an individual’s independence, while providing 24-hour support to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Residential options with the St. Louis Arc include community-based homes as well as our residential community at Dautel Circle. The Arc invests in our staff, adapting and tailoring training so we can provide support…

Extended Holiday Closure

January Community Engagement and Aging with Empowerment Programs COVID case counts in our area are rapidly increasing, with case counts and the positivity rate in St. Louis hitting the highest number yet recorded during this pandemic. This, coupled with the significant shortage of testing options, has led the St. Louis Arc to the decision to…

Reflections and Hope

A Message From Our President Reflections on 2021 and Hope for 2022 As the New Year rapidly approaches, I want to pause to reflect on the past year, and look forward with great hope for the coming year.   While the pandemic continues to pose challenges to us all, I am truly grateful for the efforts of…