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The Arc Baltimore supports people with developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives with a sense of belonging, purpose and meaningful relationships.

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Call for Art

Artists of all ages with developmental disabilities looking to have their art showcased and auctioned off at this year's Art in the Round must submit their artwork by Friday, September 9th. Please don't delay! All artwork must be accompanied by a completed Artist Packet.

Artist Packet

P.s. SAVE THE DATE - October 21, 2022 | 7 PM | Grand Lodge of Maryland

Apply to our Family Fund

For people with developmental disabilities and their families, The Arc Baltimore administers a Family Fund that can be used for crises such as eviction prevention or utility turnoff, as well as needs not covered by insurance like some therapies, eyeglasses, wheelchair ramps, or other therapeutic equipment. It is also available to help with special needs to improve one’s life, such as an iPad, art lessons, or a gym membership for swimming.

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This year’s annual report is dedicated to the 500+ everyday champions who show up day in and day out for the 1000+ people with disabilities receiving our services. Calpernia, Jamaar, and Kristen’s stories in this report are unique, but they, along with our entire staff of direct support professionals, share a fundamental belief in a world where all people are valued, their voices are heard, and their impact is felt.

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COVID-19 Guidelines

UPDATED 1/11/22

In response to COVID-19, The Arc Baltimore outlines the program updates to prevent the spread of the virus through special guidance to staff and the people we support.

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Driven by the success of the people we support

We strive to support people with developmental disabilities to live their best lives - whether they are finding success at their job, connecting with family and friends, or becoming engaged in their neighborhood. Here are just a few of the many success stories that fuel our mission!

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Testimonials

The Arc gave us the opportunity to get to know the staff person that would support my granddaughter Tyieshia before she started. We got to see if she was the right match. We appreciate her. She is truly there for her.

- Alice Brown, Grandparent

“The employees that I work with all help me and support me to get done the things I need to do. They are like my family. I love my job.”

- Donna Motley, Supported Employee

“We thought about Community Living Services for a while. We knew that this would be the best scenario for our son Matthew, and we were very confident that The Arc would meet those needs.”

- Mary Ann Powderly, Mother

“As a mom with two special needs children, it means everything to me that I have a place at The Arc where I can call for support, information or just talk about any issues that I’m having. They truly listen.”

- Brenda Dwyer, Parent

“Because of the assistive technology I received from The Arc Baltimore, I’m able to go to work and school and live this beautiful life. The Arc truly changed my life.”

- Seth Burdine, Supported Person

“At the mom support group, I found out about Parent’s Day Out and thought to myself how great it would be to have four hours of kid-free time. We use it as often as we can and would recommend it to any interested parent.”

- Joce Casser, Parent

For the last 11 years, The Arc Baltimore has been a huge part of my son Tucker’s life. Throughout these years, we’ve had emergency situations where The Arc has always been there for us!

- David Hook, Parent

“Jamaal is a hard worker that is always eager to learn. Jamaal displays a helpful, cooperative, and positive attitude towards superiors and co-workers. It has been wonderful to see him grow in his job here at UMB.”

- Denise J. Meyers, Assoc. Director of EVS, UMB

“I had lived with my grandmother for so long, and I was scared about getting my own apartment with support staff. The staff were very encouraging and helped me to find the best apartment that was close to my family and my job.”

- Paris Price, Supported Individual

Our Impact

At The Baltimore, our programs and services impact the lives of people with development disabilities at home, at their job and in their neighborhood. These stats demonstrate our impact in Baltimore.

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Zip codes where we support people in their homes

17,283

DHS respite hours for 529 families

258

People volunteering and enjoying daily activities in the community

269

Dads, moms and siblings attended support groups

50

Interns building skills through Project SEARCH or Career Catalyst

19,503

Hours given by 500+ volunteers and interns

236

People in homes they choose with the support they need

501

Individuals receiving day services at one of our seven locations

88,580

Financial help for crises intervention and family needs

49

Assistive technology devices for help in daily life

Key Partners

Learn more about The Arc Baltimore’s key partners without whom fulfilling our mission would be challenging.

We're Ready to Work!

While October may be National Disability Employment Awareness Month, at The Arc we think about employment for people with disabilities every month!

Did you know only 20% of people with intellectual disabilities are employed? Let’s make it all of our business to promote employment for people with disabilities so we can raise that percentage!

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Facing COVID: Annual Report

The amazing stories, told from many perspectives, in our latest digital annual report chronicle the past year as we faced COVID and continue to do so together. It documents the uncertainty, the challenges, the innovation, and most importantly, the hope demonstrated by our entire community.

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Art in the Round was a Rousing Success!

Even though the event has passed, you can still watch the Curator Night and Art in the Round event videos, as well as the series of Meet The Artist profile videos. In addition, our mission appeal is still live through the end of October.

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Administrative Headquarters & Towson Day Services
7215 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-296-2272
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1401 North Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
410-282-3876

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4800 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
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6151 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
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