Giving Tuesday

Make A Difference This Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday? Celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  #GivingTuesday celebrates generosity by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to give more, give smarter, and give great. Lifetime of Support A few short weeks ago we introduced you to Alex,…

Happy Thanksgiving

Taking Time To Give Thanks! Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends. The St. Louis Arc is so privileged to support over 4,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We are grateful to support you and your loved ones, and we are thankful you are a part of our Arc Family. Happy Thanksgiving!…

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Arc Benefits From Wells Fargo’s and Londoff’s Generosity

The St. Louis Arc recently received a check for $5,100 from Wells Fargo Dealer Services, proceeds from a recent fund raising promotion between Wells Fargo and Johnny Londoff Chevrolet. “We are most grateful to Johnny for arranging for the Arc to be the beneficiary of Wells Fargo Dealer Services’ generosity through this special promotion,” said…

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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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Thank You to All of the Caregivers

Caregivers come in many forms, from parents and siblings to extended family and friends. In November, we celebrate National Caregiver Month. This month allows us to take a moment to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. The theme for the 2016 National Family Caregivers Month is “Take Care to Give Care”. We understand…

St. Louis Arc and Beyond Housing Team Up for Preschoolers

Working Together to Prepare for Kindergarten In 2010, Beyond Housing partnered with community leaders and residents within the Normandy Schools Collaborative to launch the 24:1 Initiative.  The name references the 24 local municipalities that comprise the Normandy geographical footprint.  Belle Children’s Services of St. Louis Arc was there at the start, sharing a vision of…

Volunteers Make A Difference

Make A Difference Day This Saturday, October 22, we celebrate Make A Difference Day. On this day, volunteers across the country will work towards the common goal of improving the lives of others in their communities.  Make A Difference Day is not only one of the largest, single days of service, it is also a…

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Candidates Respond to Questionnaire on Disability Issues 

CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE While the general focus of the November 8, 2016 elections has been on the presidency, it is important to remember the state and local races that will make a difference in our daily lives.  This fall, the St. Louis Arc partnered with 13 other Missouri organizations to ask candidates about…

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Helping Us Provide the Best Quality Services

Over the past few weeks Arc families, participants, employees, and community partners may have received communication about the upcoming accreditation process with The Council on Quality and  Leadership (CQL).  You may have found yourself asking, what is accreditation and why does it matter? What is accreditation? In most jobs, employees receive annual reviews to gain…