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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…

Alex Sitting Outside the Arc

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…

Grace Mehan at Duffy's Pub and Grill

Meet Grace

Around the halls of the St. Louis Arc Family Center, Grace Mehan is something of a celebrity. It is not because of her infamous Facebook page, Grace’s Glendale Bus Stop, which has close to 900 “likes”, or even that she was selected by the Huffington Post in April 2012 as their “Greatest Person of the…

Liam and Pumpkins

Meet Liam

Talk to any parent whose child has been diagnosed with a disability and you will hear many of the same emotional descriptions: shock, denial, grief, rage. When their youngest son, Liam, was born in 2011 with Down syndrome, Dan and Rebecca Fields described it as “being dropped off in a foreign country where you don’t…

Mary Beth

Meet Mary Beth

Since moving into the St. Louis Arc’s assisted living community in late 2013, Mary Beth Reese has built an exciting and busy life for herself. At 48-years-young she shares a home with five other ladies, and has immersed herself in many St. Louis Arc programs. Mary Beth takes part in the St. Louis Arc’s Community Integration program,…

Dillon at UMSL

Meet Dillon

Dillon Ohlemiller is your typical 23-year-old. He attends college, enjoys spending time with friends, and is rarely without his iPod or iPhone. When he finishes school in 2016 he has a big plan: to live independently. This is a goal that neither he, nor his parents, could have envisioned two decades ago. When the Ohlemiller…