Mission: To provide living faciliaties and other support programs and activities for persons with cognitive disabilities.
Programs: Clients who need residential care are served by the arc's group homes and semi-independent apartment living arrangements in 17 southwest and western missouri counties. Clients receive training in managing their lives in positive ways through education and training provided by the arc. The arc also provides community integration, supported employement (work crews and individual placement) and arc staff serve as job coaches. Therapeutic recreation is provided by the arc. On saturdays and during the summer weekdays the arc's full-size gym and pool are humming with activities. The arc of the ozarks supports clients 24/7 365 days a year, helping them enjoy life to the fullest of their abilities.
I have a passion for individuals with disabilities. Here in Southwest Missouri, the organization I choose to support is The Arc of the Ozarks. The Arc's mission is to support individuals with disabilities in directing their own lives as valued members of the community. This organization takes very seriously the services they provide to individuals. Not only is The Arc a 24 hour organization, the staff become family to these wonderful individuals. From Thanksgiving dinners in the gym to Christmas parties supported by the community - The Arc of the Ozarks provides a safe and supportive environment. I give to this organization because if I ever have a child with disabilities, I hope to have resources available as great as The Arc of the Ozarks. I support The Arc for the future generation.