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Arc of Amador and Calaveras

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: The Arc is an association formed in 1950 by family members and friends of people with mental retardation. Today there are 120,000 members and nearly 1,000 state and local chapters. The primary objective of the Arc is to secure for all people with mental retardation the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The Arc is further committed to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequence of mental retardation through education, research, advocacy, and the support of families, friends, and the community.

Target demographics: intellectually challenged adults

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 200 Consumers

Geographic areas served: Amador and Calaveras Counties

Programs: art, computer skills, community integration, cooking, woodshop and much more.

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Rating: 5

The Arc is the best resource in Amador and Calaveras Counties for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities!! From the skills learned at the two Day Campus Programs, to their Supported Living, Supported Employment and Recreation Programs, I/DD individuals are immersed in their communities and thriving in the living and work situations of their choosing. Excellent, friendly staff create such a warm and welcoming atmosphere.