Administrative Headquarters & Towson Day Services
7215 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
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.
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.
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!
“The environment at PDP has given the employees supported by The Arc a sense of worth and pride that their contributions play an integral part in our process and success. They form relationships with the staff and become part of the PDP family.
- Brian Hartman, PDP Group
Because of Gabby’s infectious smile and the way she engages with people, she has an innate ability to make even the most nervous patients feel comfortable.
- Deb Windsor, Director of Imaging Services, MedStar Health
“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
“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
“The Arc is a big part of my daughter Crystal’s life. Over the years, they’ve helped her with her jobs and her art lessons. Crystal has a lot of friends at The Arc, and we’ve joined The Arc in Annapolis to speak up for all people with disabilities.”
- Barbara Wagner, 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
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
“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
“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
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.
Zip codes where we support people in their homes
DHS respite hours for 529 families
People volunteering and enjoying daily activities in the community
Dads, moms and siblings attended support groups
Interns building skills through Project SEARCH or Career Catalyst
Hours given by 500+ volunteers and interns
People in homes they choose with the support they need
Individuals receiving day services at one of our seven locations
Financial help for crises intervention and family needs
Assistive technology devices for help in daily life
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!
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.
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.