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,”

Click here to read Peter’s entire statement.

IMPORTANT NEWS: Based on guidance received from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) on Friday March 13th, The Arc of Atlantic County closed our Day Habilitation or Adult Training Center (ATC).

The decision to close our Day Habilitation or ATC is being done out of an abundance of caution for the people and families we serve. To our knowledge, no person who uses our services has been diagnosed or is being tested for COVID-19. At this time, we anticipate the closure will last for a minimum of two weeks. As this is a fluid situation, this timeframe could change based on the guidance we receive from State, County or local health officials and DDD leadership. 

Thank you for understanding. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this closing causes.

Scott Hennis
Chief Executive Officer

CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENT COVID 19 POLICY UPDATE: PUBLISHED MAY 7, 2020

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.

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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.

Hope Notes encourages, inspires and instills hope in the hearts of people with I/DD, in @TheArcAtlantic residential homes and observing self-quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Now through June 30th, we’re asking the community, friends and family to mail cards, notes, letters, to:

HOPE NOTES c/o Friends at The Arc of Atlantic County
6550 Delilah Road – Suite 101
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

or emailed to: Hopenotes@TheArcAtlantic.org

Post your greetings, photos, or videos on Facebook as well!  Thanks for spreading HOPE in the lives of others!