As the year drew to a close, we at The Arc Baltimore would like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we've shared with you. 2023 was a year of remarkable progress, filled with inspiring moments and impactful achievements.
We couldn't have done it without your unwavering support, and we wanted to share some highlights that wouldn't have been possible without your generosity. Consider giving today so that we can continue our success into 2024!
As the year drew to a close, we at The Arc Baltimore would like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we've shared with you. 2023 was a year of remarkable progress, filled with inspiring moments and impactful achievements. We couldn't have done it without your unwavering support, and we wanted to share some highlights that wouldn't have been possible without your generosity.
Our partnerships with Baltimore Clayworks the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Walters Art Gallery continued, where all three institutions hosted groups from The Arc’s Day Services to view and create art.
The Arc Baltimore joined hundreds of advocates in Annapolis to promote policies and funding for our community. Our team attended 28 legislator meetings, including Senate President Bill Ferguson, who personally welcomed his constituents, including self-advocate Tavon Hadley.
We hosted several volunteer groups like the team at CreditXpert, who lent their time, money, and effort to sprucing up the landscaping at a home where we support three gentlemen.
The Arc Baltimore staff, people we support, friends, and family marched for unity in this year’s Baltimore Pride Parade as we showed our support for LGBTQIA+ and disability communities and where the two intersect.
The Arc honored the graduating fellows from their Leadership Institute program, an initiative that empowers employees to maximize their leadership potential, invest in their professional development, and develop relationships throughout the organization.
Steve and William and staff representatives from The Arc welcomed Delegate Cathi Forbes to present their new open-plan kitchen and living room – for which she and Senator Chris West secured funding.
The Arc supports 250 people with disabilities in competitive integrated employment - 50 of whom have found jobs in 2023. We visited with Nelson Cropper, a beloved teacher's assistant, at Harford Hills Elementary.
Our 2023 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner recognized community partners, staff, and people we support. Many thanks to our friend Jamie Costello, who emceed along with our Board President, Erik Daly, and CEO Kathleen Durkin.
The members of our dads’ support group kicked off the summer with an ax-throwing night out – a break from their monthly gatherings to tackle issues together, lend support, and celebrate their family victories.
The Arc honored their nearly 550 direct support professionals throughout September for DSP Recognition Month. The Maryland Department of Disabilities honored Gabby Baez for her work with Project SEARCH.
Our Treatment Foster Care Department, with the help of many ghoulish staff and community volunteers, hosted a frighteningly fun Trunk or Treat for the dozens of foster children in our program.
Nearly a dozen people from The Arc Baltimore joined advocates from across the State at the Empowering Partners Self Advocacy Retreat, where they mapped out their own personal advocacy goals and those collectively!