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Connecting on the Field

Dubbed our “ambassadors of fun,” St. Louis Arc’s volunteers are the backbone of many of our programs. In addition to having fun, Arc volunteers are shining examples of our core values – Respect, Collaboration, and Empowerment. As we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month, Kim H., a longtime volunteer, shared her story of volunteering with the Arc….

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Connection through Coloring

At the St. Louis Arc, the programs and services offered are designed to maximize choice and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in building quality lives within the community. For Frank, who receives Arc residential support in his home, this focus on choice has provided an opportunity to build a connection within his community….

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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…

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Exploring LifeTech

The St. Louis Arc’s new assistive technology program, LifeTech, provides a unique opportunity for adults with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) to find and use new technology. The type of technology is tailored to each individual and is used to work towards a personal or professional goal.    For many individuals coming into the program,…

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…

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Volunteering Continues Connection

Henry is a young and engaging young man who loves the St. Louis Arc’s R&R Camp program. For eight years, Henry spent several weekends a year participating in a variety of recreational and outdoor camp activities. He participated in arts and crafts, made friends, and enjoyed joking around with the camp counselors. This year, however,…

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Join Our Circle

The St. Louis Arc employs more than 500 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees. These employees make a difference in the lives of more than 4,500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. At the St. Louis Arc, we empower people to live their best life. That is our mission – not only to…

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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…

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Aging With Empowerment

St. Louis Arc’s Aging With Empowerment (AWE) day program now proudly offers three unique sites in St. Louis County, including Creve Coeur, Hazelwood, and Maplewood. The AWE program focuses on community involvement and personal goal achievement just as our flagship Community Engagement programs do, but with a focus on supporting seniors, retirees, and those who…

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…