COVID19 In Home Supports Grant

Has your family, or someone you know, been affected by COVID-19? Do you have a child with a disability under the age of 21? Do you live in Anne Arundel County? If you answered yes to the questions above, you are eligible to apply for the Family Supports Grant, provided by Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, facilitated by The Arc.

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What We Do

We promote respect, create opportunities, facilitate services and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Number of People Served

    *People receiving multiple services are counted more than once.

    1,536 People In Services and 1,032 People in Fiscal Management Services

    The Arc is proud to serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore. At The Arc, we customize our services to fit the person’s lifestyle, personality, and vision for themselves. We create opportunities for people with disabilities to live, work, and play where and how they choose. Over the course of the year, we have created 1,536 opportunities for people to live more independent, included lives and have supported 1,032 people to self-direct their services.

    *Based on the number of people served in FY20.

    News & Events

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    THE ARC CENTRAL CHESAPEAKE REGION RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FROM COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL FOUNDATION TO BUILD DIGITAL LITERACY LEARNING MINI LABS

    The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc), a nonprofit committed to transforming lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), is proud to announce a $10,000 grant awarded from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation to...

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    THE ARC CENTRAL CHESAPEAKE REGION AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCE $45,000 AVAILABLE IN COVID-19 FUNDING FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

     The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc), a nonprofit committed to transforming lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is partnering with Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman to offer grants to families...

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    Who we serve

    The Arc is proud to serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

    What we do

    The Arc is committed to providing superior programs and services to those with I/DD who are of any age and in any stage of their lives. From financial assistance to employment training; drop-in services to community homes; crisis intervention to educational advocacy, The Arc is committed to helping people with developmental disabilities live the most independent, productive life possible.

    Success Story

    THOMAS

    It’s a tradition at Chuy’s Restaurant in Annapolis, MD to have their employees celebrate their work anniversaries by leaving their handprint on their “Pride Wall”. Thomas, who receives workforce development support from The Arc, was hired as a bus-boy because of his previous restaurant experience, positive attitude, and bright smile.  “As a busser who works at the ‘front of the house’—in the dining room clearing tables and interacting with customers—it’s important for us to hire someone who is responsible, personable and friendly, “ said Chuy’s General Manager, Douglas Degler. “Thomas already knew what was expected of the position and had restaurant experience, and during his interview he told me that he just wants to make people happy and smile.”

    How we're doing

    The Arc is working with housing specialists throughout Maryland to find homes, assist in securing funding and provide home-ownership training.

    CHESAPEAKE NEIGHBORS

    Chesapeake Neighbors, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, works with housing specialists throughout Maryland to find homes, assists in securing funding, and increases access to affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities and low incomes to achieve a better quality of life.

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