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Who We Are

The Arc has carried out the mission and vision of helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and siblings, for more than 60 years.

OUR MISSION
To foster community partnerships, promote individual advocacy and create a pathway for growth and innovation by offering exceptional support and services to people with all abilities through the attraction, development and retention of superior talent who passionately demonstrate best practices.

VISION
People of all abilities are empowered to succeed by making their own choices.

Our Core Values

People First:

All people must be treated with dignity and respect. Everyone has strengths, abilities and inherent value. People should be empowered to make informed decisions and choices.

Democracy:

Nationally and locally, The Arc advocates for and with individuals on important issues, policies and services. We believe that each person has a unique voice and has the right to share their opinion.

Visionary Leadership:

By staying true to our mission and partnering with others, we provide innovative, unique, creative services that enhance the lives of those we support.

Community Partnerships:

We recognize that each individual is an integral member of a larger community including but not limited to family, neighborhood, city, state, nation, and world. To have a positive community presence, we encourage our community partners to include all people.

Diversity:

The Arc values and insists upon diversity in its leadership and membership. The Arc actively pursues and welcomes diverse groups (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and level of disability).

Integrity and Excellence:

The Arc proudly acts with integrity by practicing transparency and honesty in our business. Through constant quality assurance practices, The Arc aspires to excellence in all its work.

Our Impact

  • Families Helped

    2,000

  • Professional Staff

    265

  • Types of Services Provided

    24

  • Cities and towns served in MA and RI

    34

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