Our Impact

Our Mission:

The Arc Baltimore provides advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.


Our Vision:

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families THRIVE in the community.


Our Core Values:

  • People First
  • Democracy
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Community Participation
  • Diversity
  • Integrity and Excellence


Our Goals:

  • Quality – People we support will thrive in their communities and be supported by quality staff.
  • Finances – Continuously strengthen our financial position and maximize financial controls, accountability and transparency with all funders, public and private.
  • Public Policy – Maximize The Arc’s impact on public policy, advocating for the full protection and exercise of human and civil rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and seeking to ensure accessibility and adequacy of funding for services and supports needed by individuals with I/DD and their families.
  • Community – Engage the Community to more fully reflect and include people with I/DD in all aspects of society and to embrace their families so the community at large is transformed and all benefit from fully realized inclusion.
  • Board Governance – Each Board Member advances the organization’s mission through their engagement in governance, philanthropic support, advocacy in public affairs, and as ambassadors in the community.
  • Leadership Transition – The Board of Directors and Executive leadership will ensure continuous quality enhancement, growth and diversification of programs and supports and financial strength and integrity through anticipated Board and staff leadership transitions during the period of this plan.
  • Technology – The Arc will utilize assistive technology (AT) to enhance people’s lives as well as technology that increases the efficiency and cost effectiveness of managing operations.
  • Children living in loving foster homes through our Treatment Foster Care program

  • Individuals who are supported at their family home

  • Contract sites where 116 individuals provide landscaping or policing services

  • Of individuals who are satisfied with their services according to our Meaningful Life Surveys (360 collected)

  • Nursing and therapeutic interactions provided to individuals by our nurses and psychology staff

  • Attendees of our Education Series trainings and seminars

  • Businesses that employ or contract with The Arc for an employee or host an intern

  • Individuals who obtained an assistive technology device from our AT department to assist in daily living

  • Direct financial assistance provided for 177 families through our Family Fund

  • Individuals receiving day services at one of our six locations

  • Individuals supported in a home or apartment of their choosing

  • Hours provided by our volunteers and interns

  • Individuals receiving janitorial employment services at 21 contract sites

  • Dads, moms and siblings attended support groups

  • Individuals in day services volunteering or participating in integrated community activities

  • DHR respite hours provided to 388 families

  • Homes owned or leased by individuals receiving Community Living Services