Family Support

Support Groups

All support groups are held at our main office at 7215 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212.

Guy Talk (for dads of children of all ages) – Relax in a casual setting to discuss the challenges and joys of having a child with disabilities the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Pizza and childcare (with advance notice) will be provided.
View calendar for upcoming dates | RSVP: Raquele Brimmage, 410-296-2272 x 5311

Moms Understand (for mothers of children of all ages) – Laugh, cry and share stories with other mothers the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Moms bring food to share with group. Childcare (with advance notice) will be provided.
View calendar for upcoming dates | RSVP: Raquele Brimmage, 410-296-2272 x 5311

Moms Understand II (for mothers of adult children)  – Laugh, cry and share stories with other moms as they discuss the challenges they face as they and their child get older the third Thursday of each month from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Lunch is provided.
View calendar for upcoming dates | RSVP: Swanisha Hinton, 410-296-2272 x 5306

Sibshops (for siblings only of children with special needs) – Siblings, ages 4-13, can expect a fun, energetic, and activity driven experience that provides opportunities for peer support the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.
View Calendar for upcoming dates | RSVP: Jasmyne Ford, 410-296-2272 x 5308.


Special Education Advocacy

The Arc’s Family Living department provides consultation, advocacy and assistance navigating the special education system for families whose child have or may need an Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.).  For families experiencing homelessness, we can provide more intensive supports.


Parents’ Day Out

Time for you! Parents’ Day Out is held at four different locations 10-12 times per year for parents or caregivers of children ages 3 to 14 with developmental disabilities. We have competent, trained, loving people just waiting to play games, do crafts, play ball, or just read with your child while you are out relaxing or doing those needed chores. View calendar for upcoming dates

Locations:

St. Matthew Catholic Church
5401 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

Miracle City Church
100 S. Rock Glen Road, Baltimore, MD 21229

St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church
9215 Old Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234

St. Joseph Cockeysville Catholic Church
100 Church Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030

For info/RSVP, please contact Raquele Brimmage – 410-296-2272 ext. 5311 or rbrimmage@thearcbaltimore.org


Free Diapers and Supplies for Families in Need

The Arc Baltimore is a partner of ShareBaby, the only diaper exchange for families in need in Baltimore. Through this partnership, families who have children with disabilities within our network are eligible for free diapers and baby supplies. Please reach out to Raquele Brimmage at 410-296-2272 x 5311 if you want to be considered for the monthly program.