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The Arc of Union County

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The Arc is a resource and a voice for people with developmental disabilities and their families, and strives to protect, empower and promote meaningful participation and inclusion in their schools and communities. We work with area schools and resources in a way that promotes positive change & representation for this vulnerable population.

Target demographics: People with developmental disabilities and their families living in Union County, NC.

Geographic areas served: Union County, North Carolina

Programs: To enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 4

I am on the board of the Kiwanis Club of Monroe. We sponsor the Aktion Club through the Arc of Union. I see the value in what the Arc does to make a difference in the lives of individuals they serve. I am grateful for their service to our community and enjoy the opportunity to volunteer and serve with the Aktion Club members.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son and I are disabled. We had a chance to celebrate his 21st birthday, my birthday, and my parent's 50th anniversary. To be be able to celebrate these three occasions since three people met with death several times was important. My son and I are on limited income and to make this trip happen we would need help. We contacted the ARC after not being able to find assistance. The Arc assisted us in making this trip happen and making memories that are priceless. We will be forever grateful for their help. They have been there to assist us in other issues. As my son says, "Ms. Plue can move mountains". Thank you for being there Ms. Plue and everyone at the Arc. :-)

Carey G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

A very good source and friend of some of our most productive, Loving, caring, talented, smart and very unique people of Union County!

Valerie Cox D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Melinda Plue and this organization was awesome helping me obtain everything that my child qualified for through the public school system. He has learning disabilities from a traumatic brain injury as a baby. She helped walk me through every step of the way and was there to answer all the questions that I had. He was able to get Extended School Year (which I had tried to get him in for 2 years and unable to obtain on my own) this summer and helped get him where he needs to be. His reading level has already increased by a whole year according to his 6 week review! Great organization! They really care about their clients!