A younger man supports an older man with his hand and arm.

ARCH Respite Re-Enrollment

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

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 Transition to Adulthood Bounce…

Arc logo with March Madness Trivia Night in text underneath

Trivia Night 2023

Join us at Staenberg Family Complex/JCC for the 2023 St. Louis Arc Trivia Night. Tables of 10 are available for $250. Beer, soda, and snacks provided, but feel free to BYOB or food. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. to decorate your table, bid at our silent auction, or visit with friends. Trivia will begin at 7:00 p.m. The…

Jump Start 2023

As a new year begins, many people look for opportunities to try new things, expand their networks, or develop new skills. The St. Louis Arc has many programs available to support people with disabilities and their families, and several still have openings.   Families and Individuals ARCH In-home Residential Support St. Louis Arc’s ARCH program (Assistance…

blue snow background with word Leisure Times Brochure Winter 2023 typed out. Images of pine trees covered in snow.

Program Registration Winter 2023

Registration is now open for the St. Louis Arc’s Winter 2023 leisure session. Explore the Winter 2023 Leisure Times for a variety of in-person and virtual programs offered throughout the winter season. The deadline for registration is December 16, 2022. Quick Registration Please note that popular leisure programs often fill-up quickly. While anyone is welcome…

Two men stand and pose for a photo. One man with brown hair, a mustache and beard is wearing a white and grey polo, the other man is clean shaved wearing a hat and a navy pullover.

Community Connection Through Dance

For more than thirty years, Mike P. has been attending the St. Louis Arc Club South Dance. What started as a fun activity to do on Friday nights, has transformed into friendships, purpose, and ongoing community connection.   In the beginning, Mike was an observer at the dances. He listened to the band, and watched others…

blue background, white compass, words navigating supports

Family Navigators

With hundreds of private and state programs supporting more than 4,000 individuals and families, navigating the vast world of supports at the St. Louis Arc can be overwhelming. Additionally, as individuals develop and age, so may their needs and interests. The Arc strives to assist people in finding the right resources, whether offered internally or externally. The Arc has identified several key staff roles to…

go the whole 9

Honoring FASD Awareness Month

The St. Louis Arc kicked off International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) month with an information session on the effects of alcohol on pregnancy. September 9 is recognized as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD Awareness Day. This day, the 9th day of the 9th month, symbolizes the 9-months of pregnancy that a woman should remain alcohol free….

Arc logo St. Louis in small blue font with a larger green Arc spelled out a blue arch drapes over the words

Strategic Plan 2023-2026

What is Strategic Planning Strategic planning is a process used by nonprofit agencies, businesses, and organizations, which empowers agencies to review and evaluate programs while planning for the future. The process provides an opportunity to reassess services and ensure that an agency is doing their best to fulfill their mission. Every four years, the St….

A woman, masked in a blue shirt, looks down with her golf club raised to hit the golf ball in front of her. A man, in a white shirt and black shorts, stands with his back to the camera and holds a golf club in his right hand.

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…