Mission: The arc of kona is a private, nonprofit charitable organization established to aid people with disabilities, their advocates and families. The arc of kona believes that people with disabilities are as individual in their needs, abilities and gifts as any other in society. The arc of kona is committed to helping people with disabilities achieve the fullest possible independence and participation in society consistent with their wishes.
Programs: The arc of kona provided a residential domicilliary home to 5 individuals from july 2014 - february 2015 and 4 residents from march 2105 - june 2015. This service provides assisted living for individuals with developmental disability.
provided individualized support fo rmore than 75 individuals in order to enable these participants to fully integrate into the community by providing social, recreational, daily living, personal care and hygiene activities.
the arc of kona provides classroom instructions and training as specified in individualized service plans for an average of 23 individuals with other services such as daily transportation and meals.
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I am a VP at the Arc of Kona and have been with this beloved non profit since 2003. The Arc of Kona has been around for 44 years and is always self improving, changing with the times, but never losing the mission or the passion for the vision,
Supported employment and self employment through the arts are two areas that showcase how the Arc of Kona is making the dream of work a reality for persons with a diagnosis of a diability. By working all around our Big Island community, the Arc of Kona is trying to educate the public and employers about "who" our participants are and put a new "face" on the image of the person with a disability. By doing this the Arc has been creating better job opportuniies and is able to bring resouces to the table to develop our artists, musicians and film makers who want to use their cretivity as their source of income rather than just a hobby. I have seen and been part of this great shift in community attitude, and I thank the Arc of Kona for stepping out and being a leader.