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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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Art in the Round is Friday!

Art in the Round is a showcase and auction of artwork created by artists with developmental disabilities in this 20th anniversary year of the event. Tune in this Friday at 7pm to bid on the 50 selected pieces, watch new artist profile videos, hear from a number of artists and those supported by The Arc, and much more. 

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Over Halfway There!

The Arc Baltimore is halfway to reaching our Together Again mission appeal goal! Thank you to everyone who has and continues to fundraise and give to our cause. If you haven't made your own fundraising page yet, don't worry, there is still time!

If you have any issues please contact us at ktiller@thearcbaltimore.org

 

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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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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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

“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

“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

“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, Associate 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

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

“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

“Partnering with The Arc is a win-win situation. Reliability and enthusiasm are the two adjectives that I would use to describe our employees supported by The Arc. It has been a pleasure having these employees help us to grow our brands.”

- Garrett Pfeifer, CEO, MD-Brand

“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

“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

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.

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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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