The Arc: The Ongoing Violence Against Black and Brown Communities in Our Country Is Unacceptable
The Arc of Atlantic County is a human rights organization that was founded on the principle that all persons deserve the same legal, civil, and human rights as other citizens. As a community based organization, we take this responsibility seriously and wholeheartedly support the statement of Peter Berns from The Arc US: “We all must step up and speak out, including our nation’s leaders, to uphold the rights of communities of color to be free from over policing, police brutality, misconduct, harassment, and racism. To be silent is to be complicit.”
Read Peter’s entire statement.
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The Arc of Atlantic County is a leading provider of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We help people to live the lives they choose as part of their community. Our agency is person-centered to better support the unique needs of people with I/DD. To request help, call 609.485.0800 extension 800. You can also click the Request Support link to use our online form.
Our organization was founded in 1961 by parents and other community members who were concerned about the lack of services available for people with disabilities and their families. Since then, The Arc has continued to grow and provide services for children and adults with I/DD including vocational and employment support, housing and independent living opportunities, family respite and recreational programs.
The Arc of Atlantic County promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.