A Season for Celebration

As 2018 comes to a close, we are grateful for the successes of the year. We have the privilege to celebrate with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families as they achieve goals, reach milestones, and live their best lives. We are grateful to the many generous supporters whose donations to the Arc…

Meet Chakeeta

Chakeeta Thomas grew up in north St. Louis County.  She loved to learn new things, however she recognized early on that learning was a challenge.  She struggled at home, sharing a small space with her grandmother and two brothers. In spite of her obstacles, Chakeeta made it a goal to live independently. Through hard work…

Meet the Seger Family

When first meeting the Seger family, most people will be immediately drawn to the energetic, smiling young brothers. These boys are typical brothers – they argue, are competitive, they play fight, and they watch out for each other. The Seger family has been part of the St. Louis Arc since 2013. Both Tanner and Dominic…

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CONNECTing Your Gifts to Building Community

On Wednesday, May 2, St. Louis Arc will participate in Give STL Day. The event is a 24-hour, online day-of-giving designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region and support causes in the St. Louis area where we live, work, and play. In 2012, we were asked to create a social opportunity for…

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A Lifetime of Support – A Staff Perspective

People around the Arc are used to hearing the phrase “a lifetime of support,” but what does that really mean? As a staff member, I know the St. Louis Arc’s high-quality supports and services exist because of an uncompromising commitment to equipping people for their best possible lives. Friendships, relationships, and community belonging are critical…

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Giving For Over 20 Years

St. Louis Arc’s Annual Giving Tree For over 20 years, the St. Louis Arc has partnered with businesses and individuals in the St. Louis community for the St. Louis Arc Giving Tree. This year, 220 children were identified from our Capable Kids and Family, Parents Learning Together, and Belle Children Services programs for the Giving…

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Partnership for Success

Congratulations to Shanae J. on being named the November Employee of the Month at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital.  Shanae has been working in Environmental Services for the past eight months, providing SSM’s exceptional level of customer service while cleaning and sanitizing patient rooms. Shanae was able to obtain this role with the assistance of…

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Meet Alex

At 22, Alex Ott is a confident, well-spoken and thoughtful young man. Just like anyone in their twenties, he loves to spend time with his family and friends and is often found at the swimming pool. He currently volunteers at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and is working with St. Louis Arc staff to land…

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Accreditation: Bringing Everyone Together

Since 1983, the St. Louis Arc has been continuously accredited by The Council on Quality & Leadership (CQL), an international non-for-profit organization. We consider this distinction a badge of honor because CQL standards are recognized by federal and state government as benchmarks for excellence. Additionally, few organizations who specialize in taking care of people with disabilities ever…

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An Inclusive Start in a Diverse World

What’s So Special about Inclusive Childcare? Choosing the right child care setting for your child or family member is one of the most important choices you’ll make in their early years. We all want to provide a safe and nurturing daily experience for the children we love, and every child deserves a loving and respectful…