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Art Show 2017

The Arc of Dauphin County’s Art Show Returns This Fall!

Our Art Show is returning in November 2017, and this year, we will be organizing a traveling exhibition, which will be featured in many locations throughout Dauphin and surrounding counties!

Details are being finalized now, but expect an opening reception, an exhibition traveling to five or six locations over three months and a final reception where exhibition prizes will be awarded.

We invite all people with special needs to participate! There is no entry fee and artwork may be in any medium or of any subject!

Prizes will be awarded in the Best of Show, Voters’ Choice, People’s Choice, and Honorable Mention categories to the following age groups:

  • 6-11 years of age: Youth Division
  • 12-17 years of age: Teen Division
  • 18 and older: Adult Division

Artwork must be submitted to The Arc of Dauphin County at 2569 Walnut Street in Harrisburg between October 16 and October 23, 2017. For more information on rules, regulations, judging, prizes, and entry procedures, please click HERE. You can also contact Craig George at 717-920-2727 or

Begin creating now for the 2017 Art Show!

By |July 5th, 2017||Comments Off on Art Show 2017

Media Coverage

The Arc of Dauphin County’s Advocate Featured on WGAL!

On May 4, our Advocate, Kathy Gingerich, spoke with WGAL 8’s Matt Barcaro about the potential impacts the American Health Care Act could have on individuals with disabilities.  Watch the story below:

By |May 31st, 2017||Comments Off on Media Coverage

Respite Center


The Hunt Is On!

As we complete construction of The Arc’s Overnight Respite Camp Center, we seek items that are needed in order to open the Center’s doors. Many have graciously donated supplies in the past few weeks, but we are still short on items such as sheets, towels, bedspreads, furniture, appliances, etc.

We ask that you look at the list of needed items HERE. You will see that we have been successful in finding many items, and that is great news! Thank you to all who have made donations of new or gently used items that will be put into service.

Does something on this list come to mind that you know about? With any item donated, we will provide you with a donation letter for your tax records.

There is a wide array of needed supplies, from pillows to a few chairs to a DVD player! If you see items marked off on the list, please note that these items have been donated thanks to the generosity of many. If you have a few supplies or furniture pieces to donate, please give us a call at 717-920-2727.

We also have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for the Respite Camp Center. Please click here for additional information.

By |February 2nd, 2017||Comments Off on Respite Center

Respite Center


How You Can Help

Our Respite program provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities different opportunities to experience a variety of supportive and supervised activities, while providing needed respite and support for their families and caregivers.

Until 2016, this program was provided at The Sertoma Center, which was located in the secluded mountains outside of Harrisburg. Considering the facility’s isolated location and recognizing the need for a larger presence within the community, we decided to relocate Respite operations to our campus. After nearly a year of planning and construction, our new Respite Center, located at 2551 Walnut Street in Penbrook Borough, will soon be ready to open for business! However, before we can officially open the Respite Center’s doors, we are in need of support to add the finishing touches that will help create a safe, inviting, relaxing, and engaging atmosphere for all program participants.

Please click here for information on opportunities to help make our Respite Center a “home away from home” for consumers and how your generosity will be recognized.

By |January 23rd, 2017||Comments Off on Respite Center