Welcome to our Spring ARCH newsletter!
Filling in the Gaps in Community Healthcare
~ For Adults with Developmental Disabilities ~

The STEPS to Health & Wellness program has been operating at ARCH since 2005. The program is going from strength to strength under the leadership of our STEPS Coordinator, TJ Geist-Anderson and her team, “Many people out there believe the myth that just because a person has a disability and /or is covered by ALTCS (Medicaid) that they have access to great comprehensive healthcare, but in our experience, working with our adult participants at ARCH, that is simply not true."

"In October 2016, the State approved 2 podiatry visits a year for those receiving ALTCS and AHCCCS – great! – But, a Primary care provider has to approve a referral and many of them are not issuing those referrals. ALTCS members also got a $1,000 dental benefit, but caregivers tell us that they can’t get preventive services such as cleanings covered. Those individuals on AHCCCS (Medicare) aren't getting any dental coverage unless they purchase it, which is difficult when they only get about $700 a month in SSI."

"ARCH’s answer is to try to reach out and and help get some of these gaps filled, helping our existing participants with the necessary STEPS to better Health & Wellness!”

In order to expand and grow the STEPS program, TJ has recently been on lots of training courses and set up new initiatives and new STEPS partnerships for 2018. Read more about them on our updated STEPS website pages ~ click on the links above.

See our recent STEPS activities gallery here on our blog.


Check out our new t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies on our website here. Part of every purchase is donated back to ARCH.

Choose from a plain ARCH logo and tagline. or go for something more snazzy from the Razzle Dazzle Collection. Images taken from one of our participant's - Berni Dazen's - Coloring Book!

*Available in a range of colors! Prices vary depending on size and your choice of design*
Gone Fishin' Club Car Wash
~ Thanks for your support ~
Thanks to everyone who supported our recent Car Wash. We raised $470 towards our Fishing Camping trip in April!
The Season of Love

See photos of our annual Sweetheart Dance on our blog here.

Thanks to the students of Cactus High R.O.T.C once again for helping us have a great time!
New Flags for ARCH

We recently updated all of our flags outside our main campus building.

Daryl and Anthony hoist the flags every morning and Angelique has recently joined the team.

Well done guys!
~ Give the Gift of Experiences ~
Donate your AZ Charitable Tax Credit
If you haven't filed your state taxes yet, there's still time to make a donation to ARCH.
The deadline is April 17th, 2018.

Everything we provide at ARCH gives a new enriching experience to our participants. By making a donation of your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit you will be enabling these opportunities to continue.

Your gift will provide the wonder of hiking in the Grand Canyon, the excitement of riding the Matterhorn at Disneyland, the fun of competing in the Special Olympics sports, the dependability of meeting friends at ARCH every day.

Thank you for considering ARCH in your donations this year.
Recent Grant Thank Yous!

Thanks to the National Bank of Arizona for their recent kind donation to ARCH's Drop-In Program.
~ We are grateful for your support ~

Thanks to Season for Sharing for supporting our ARCHKids Program again this year!
~ We are grateful for your support ~
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