The mission of The Arc Minnesota is to protect the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promote their inclusion and full participation in their communities throughout their lifetime. Read more
The mission of The Arc Minnesota is to protect the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promote their inclusion and full participation in their communities throughout their lifetime.
The Arc Minnesota is a statewide non-profit organization that supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout their lives. Individuals with disabilities have made significant strides in The Arc's 60 year history. However, many individuals continue to lack opportunities to live, work, learn, recreate, and participate in their local communities.
The Arc Minnesota has 12 regional chapters that provide direct support to individuals with disabilities and their families throughout Minnesota. The Arc creates and advances innovative ways of supporting individuals and families to increase opportunities for developing person-centered plans and navigational information and services that help to address their needs, recognize their strengths, and match their personal life goals.
The Arc offers public policy leadership at national, state, and local levels, provides individual advocacy protection, and provides services to increase opportunities for social inclusion and attaining self-deternined lives.
For example, The Arc Minnesota provides Housing Access Services to support people with disabilities in connecting to housing in therir community and moving to places of their own. The Arc partners with other organizations in Minnesota to advocate for improved quality in disability services. And The Arc is an emerging leader in the development of person-centered services so individuals and their families have a voice in directing their plans and choosing services and supports that are aligned to achieve them.
by Chang S. from Minneapolis, MN
(Administrator for this Organization)(February 11, 2015)
The organization has a core value that I can strongly identify with: full inclusion of people with disabilities in all arenas of life, no matter employment, housing, or community engagement. It is relaxing to volunteer in here as everyone knows each other (a small sized organization) and it is easy to feel the sense of accomplishments in here. Staff are very welcoming and they are focused on helping myself to develop and express as well.
I work in the Arc as a part-time Volunteer Coordinator while being a master student in HR, the experience has really helped me to use the skills and knowledge I learned in class, the leadership team has been super supportive of my ideas and plans.