Providing daily support to adults, as they work toward their goals in the community.
Community Engagement Services provide support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so they can become active participants in their community.
Programs operate Monday through Friday from five convenient locations in St. Louis City and County. Participants will usually begin and end their day at a specific site, but spend the majority of their day in the community.
We assist our participants in developing action plans, so that they can make daily choices about the activities and interests they want to pursue. The people who receive support through Community Engagement Services take part in a wide variety of volunteerism, recreational, and educational activities throughout the St. Louis area. Support ratios are typically between 1:4 and 1:1.
How to Get Started
- Participants must be 19 years old or older with a diagnosed intellectual and developmental disability and live in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area
- Complete a two-day free trial to determine if the program will be appropriate for the individual and if they want to participate
- Attend an evaluation meeting between the participant, his or her family members, St. Louis Arc staff, and the participant’s Department of Mental Health service coordinator
- Determine funding. Funding is most often secured through the Department of Mental Health / St. Louis Regional Center’s Medicaid Waiver and POS accounts. Private Pay is also an option.
If you would like to tour a program site and discuss opportunities for receiving services, please contact Megan Favazza, Director of Community Engagement Services at 314-817-2219.
View our Program Calendar for 2018 – 2019.
Aging With Empowerment (AWE)
Aging With Empowerment is a program which empower older adults to stay active and engaged. Learn more about the AWE program.