THE ARC OF DAUPHIN COUNTY

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NEWS & VIEWS

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SPEAK OUT! CELEBRATION

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, we held our annual Speak Out! celebration virtually to keep everyone healthy and safe.  The virtual presentation was filled with inspirational stories, little ditties to make us think about whether or not we are really living, and some music at the end to shake it all up!

While the evening was nice, we are looking forward to the possibility of seeing everyone next year, in person, to break bread together, tell stories, laugh, and enjoy one another’s company.

We will be posting some of those inspirational stories on our website soon, so stay tuned!  We love you and miss you and look forward to *seeing* you again real soon.  Stay safe and healthy!

REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE DEPARTMENT NEWS

July 23, 2020… … The Representative Payee Department continues to work hard through these uncertain times to make sure that all Consumers are being taken care of.  While the State of Pennsylvania and Dauphin County struggle with an increase in COVID-19 cases, we ask that all communication continue to be handled remotely either by telehone, fax, email or snail mail. The safety of everyone is so important! Please employ safe and healthy practices in the war against COVID-19 so that we all make it to the other side. We will see you then!
ABOUT

The Arc of Dauphin County is a 501(c)3 non-profit grassroots organization founded in 1953 by a group of parents wanting a better life for their loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The organization began at a time when children with I/DD ​were typically sent to live in state facilities, away from their families. The parents that founded The Arc of Dauphin County wanted to keep their children at home where they were loved and could be part of family life.  These parents became strong advocates for their children’s education and inclusion in society.

UPCOMING EVENTS

POSTPONED - Compassion Fatigue

WILL RESCHEDULE FOR SOMETIME IN MAY ... STAY TUNED! About the Event During this important session you will learn how to: Listen with empathy and understanding I...
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Annual Million Dollar Golf Outing

Make plans to join us for our 5th Annual $1Million Golf Outing where YOU could be the one to shoot for $1 Million! About the Event One LUCKY Golfer will win the...
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A NEWER DATE - Speak Out! Celebration

Join us for a special gathering that will include lunch, special presentations, music, and dancing! About the Event Each year, our annual Speak Out! celebration...
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Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Join us as we raise funds on our walk for a healthy community. About the Event Go here to support us with your donation:  https://www.walkforahealthycommunity....
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WHAT WE DO…

Making A Difference
The Arc of Dauphin County is in the business of changing and shaping the lives of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our consumers are empowered by creating opportunities for them in their communities.

ADVOCACY

One Step at a Time Our Advocacy Program provides direct advocacy support to individuals at any age struggling with systemic hurdles. Our Advocates help consumers navigate through service systems such as education, developmental programs, federal funding streams, medical assistance, legal assistance, housing, transportation, social security, trusts, wills, and community supports and resources.
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ARC ADVANCE

Pre-Employment Transition Services Pre-Employment Transition Services are designed and tailored to meeting the transition service needs of students with disabilities, ages 14-21. This innovative approach to obtaining pre-employment transition services is made possible through partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. The Arc of Dauphin County collaborates with school districts, community partners, and local businesses who support an inclusive workplace by providing opportunities for students with disabilities.
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COMMUNITY LIFE

Socialization and Community Integration The Arc of Dauphin County offer services and activities that provide consumers with opportunities for socialization and community integration, while promoting individual choice. We participate in, and organize events that help to create awareness and bring the community and consumers closer together.
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COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING

Robust Learning Our Computer Skills Training is not your usual computer training program. Here, we focus on the fundamental basics needed to navigate and use computers. Acquiring these fundamental skills provides consumers with a base for: • Employability • Prep for higher education • Independence • More ongoing training
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REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE PROGRAM

Helping The Community Our Representative Payee program provides peace of mind in knowing that financial responsibilities are being addressed and handled timely and expertly.
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RESPITE SERVICES Re-open Friday, 7/24

Retreat/Vacation from Daily Routines Our Respite Service provides caregivers a short-term break to relieve stress, restore energy, and promote life balance. It also provides those with I/DD a much needed retreat or vacation from daily routines, allowing for socialization with peers, and including activities in the community.
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“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”

Vincent van Gogh
GET INVOLVED

You Can Make a Difference
Your support is important to our work at The Arc of Dauphin County. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

PARTNER WITH US ON OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Help Us Soar This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. Being on our Board gives you a voice and helps us with ours. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.
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VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Show Your Support Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
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MAKE A DONATION

Help Make a Real Change Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making The Arc of Dauphin County an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
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CONTACT THE ARC OF DAUPHIN COUNTY

Get in touch with The Arc of Dauphin County to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
717-920-2727
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Phone: 717-920-2727
Fax: 717-920-2730
2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

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