About The Arc

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About The Arc


The Arc of Calhoun County has been a stable presence in our community since 1954.  The Arc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides supportive programming to adults with disabilities, advocacy for special education from birth to 26 years old, and further support to the community as it relates to its citizens with disabilities. We seek to build a disability-friendly community; where all individuals are accepted and respected, and those who need assistance, receive it.


The Volunteer Program assists individuals in learning job-ready skills through employment experiences. Individuals also learn additional skills that increase social interactions and improve life functioning.


The Educational Advocacy program provides information and assistance to families and students with disabilities. The Arc offers our Advocacy Services free of charge to any family of a child receiving special education services.


Theirlooms is a social enterprise owned and operated by The Arc of Calhoun County with the purpose of providing up-cycled goods to our community, through the workforce development of employing individuals with disabilities.


The mission of The Arc of Calhoun County is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and their communities through advocacy in education, policy, and human rights.

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Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

We enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and their communities through advocacy in education, policy, and human rights.

Our Vision

Our Core Values

THE ARC OF CALHOUN COUNTY

 

Our History

Helping since 1954

Since 1954, parents of children with developmental disabilities gathered to discuss the need for an advocacy organization, thus The Arc of Calhoun County was born.

 

Virginia Whittum, a founding parent said, “If just one person could light a candle, it would light the whole world.”

 

The Arc of Calhoun County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides supportive programming to adults with disabilities, advocacy for special education from birth to 26 years old, and further support to the community as it relates to it’s citizens with disabilities.

The Arc of Calhoun County Staff

 

Meet Our Team

Leah Ortiz - LMSW - Clinical

 

Executive Director

Stephanie Calhoun

 

Office Manager

Daneil Johnston

 

Business Manager

Trevor Hardy

 

Community Skills Advisor

Abbie Beaudrie

 

Community Skills Coordinator

James Cannon III

 

Community Coordinator

Lisa Wolf

 

Community Skills Advisor

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