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Phone: 415-255-7200
1500 Howard Street
San Francisco
California 94103

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Target demographics: Adults with Developmental Disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, and other cognitive disabilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Programs: For over 57 years The Arc of San Francisco has filled a vital need in the community. We offer a broad menu of services and supports in San Francisco and San Mateo counties that provide people with developmental disabilities with the opportunity to learn valuable skills that will enable them to become productive and valued members of society, enriching the quality of life for all in our community.

Services include:
- Job development and placement.

- Employment retention services.

- Instruction in basic social skills and independent living.

- Senior Services
- Medical Health Advocacy
- Nutrition & Fitness Classes
- Housing Advocacy & Placement
- Residential support services.

- Artistic Development, professional & recreational
- Recreational services & socoal activities

The mission of The Arc of San Francisco is to serve people with developmental and similar disabilities, and their families, by providing access to a full range of services that advance self-determination, dignity and quality of life.

The Arc of San Francisco was founded in 1951 by parents who were alarmed by the lack of services and educational opportunities available for their sons and daughters with developmental disabilities.

Since those early days, much has changed. With education and training, most persons with developmental disabilities can lead fuller, more independent lives than ever thought possible. They can communicate their needs, make responsible decisions and work in jobs in the community, as long as they are given a chance.

Today, each person who comes to The Arc receives personally-tailored services, based upon his or her own needs. More than 550 adults are currently served by The Arc, including persons with multiple disabilities and seniors.

The Arc has also been a long-standing champion for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities. Our organization has advocated for important political, social and economic changes which lead to the expansion of opportunities for persons with disabilities. We believe all persons are inherently valuable, have potential to learn, and are entitled to services and supports that foster their growth.

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We have donated to ARC for many years now because if does a great job for a worthwhile cause. We need more helping hands for adults with developmental disabilities, so that they can be the best that they can be... more »
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In the year 2007 I was asked by the Director of the San Francisco Museums of Fine Art, to attend a fund raising breakfast of ARC as a representative of the Museums, on whose Board I had served for 9 years. I had never heard of the ARC before, but listening to the "clients" of the ARC speak about how... more »
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The Arc is a passionate and supportive community of educators and advocates! My brother James, a 54 year old man with autism now has the independent life he has dreamed of. For six years, his instructors and loyal friends have encouraged his unique strengths and a confidence in himself has grown. ... more »
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