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Our Mission

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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Upcoming Hiring Fairs

The Arc Baltimore is looking for passionate and compassionate people to join our staff! There are three upcoming dates where you can apply to start your career with The Arc.

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Adopt or Be Adopted This Holiday Season

Bring the joy of gift-giving and the opening of presents to a family of an adult or child with developmental disabilities supported by The Arc Baltimore. Or, apply to have your family adopted.

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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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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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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

My supervisor teaches me how to be responsible and how to stay focused and concentrate. They teach me how to be a man.

- Will Douglas, Supported Employee

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“After my husband passed away, I needed help to fill that role with my son Anthony. We both got a good feeling when we first met his Family Living staff Heather. She is very encouraging and helps him to come out of his shell and try new things.”

- Doris Hall, Mother

“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

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

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.

29

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.

COVID-19 Guidelines

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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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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Administrative Headquarters
7215 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-296-2272
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Towson Center
7215 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212

Dundalk Center
1401 North Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21222

Homeland Center
4800 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212

Seton Center & Contract Services
6151 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215


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