Mission: To empower every individual with the knowledge, tools, and support to achieve their chosen potential in life.
Programs: The arc of alameda county operates four vocational development centers throughout the east bay. Adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities perform both large and small subcontract work - real work earning real pay. The arc's vocational development centers, with their emphasis on pre-vocational training, prepare individuals to transition into community-based employment services, if desired by the individual.
the arc of alameda county's alternative ventures program is for individuals over the age of 18, who wish to partake in programming that are both on-site and in the community. Participants should be motivated for volunteer, social, recreational, life skills, and community building skills sets. Daily exercise, stamina/movement development is strongly encouraged. Occasional paid work may be provided.
the arc of alameda county's adult development program, called scope, teaches people who have severe to profound disabilities basic learning skills such as personal safety, community access, grooming and hygiene. The goal is to ensure that all individuals reach their full potential in natural social environments and gain the experience of being a valued member of the community in which they live.
provide services to infants and children with developmental disabilities including services to families. Also provided public information and outreach programs.
I had a severely disabled son who died when he was seven. But in the years before his death, the ARC of Alameda County was like a second family - one that knew the ins and outs of getting help and services. They are an outstanding group of hardworking, underpaid and underfunded people who make every penny count to help their clients. I cannot say enough about the good these folks do!