Port Street Commons

Bringing the Community Together


Supporting You While
You Support Others

We are here to support you, so you can provide the best support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Interested in
Services at
The Arc?

Together we can find the right fit for you by using our four-phase admissions process.



Support Our Mission

There are many ways the community can support our work including volunteering, sponsorships, donations, events, and internships.


Our Self-Directed Services put you in the driver’s seat.



What We Do

We advocate for equity and access for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live self-determined lives and foster opportunities towards self-sufficiency.

Number of People Served

    1,778 Opportunities Created through Programs and 2,282 People in Self-Directed 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 1,778 opportunities for people to live more independent, included lives, and have supported 2,282 people to self-direct their services.

    *Based on the number of people served in FY23, people receiving multiple services are counted more than once.

    News & Events

    Stay up to date with our latest news and see our upcoming events!

    The Arc Honored as Nonprofit of the Year

    The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is thrilled to announce that it has been named the Nonprofit of the Year by The BWI Partnership Inc. during its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Thursday. This prestigious...

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    The Arc Central Chesapeake Region Honored as Nonprofit of the Year by BWI Partnership Inc.

    Chesapeake Community Development Acquires Perdue Properties in Easton

    Chesapeake Community Development, subsidiary of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, and a community development corporation based in Linthicum, Md., recently acquired two parcels of land from Perdue Agribusiness in Easton, Md. The lots, located at...

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    Aerial Shot of Easton Crossing acquired by Chesapeake Community Development from Perdue Properties in Easton