Arc Receives Grants for First Phase of Arc Park

Special thanks to Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the Casey Woodard Charitable Fund of Oregon Community Foundation, the Theodore Rutherford Lilley Fund of Oregon Community Foundation, and the City of Springfield for awarding grants to The Arc that will help us build first phase of the Arc Park .

The first phase will include an amphitheater, accessible turf and community gathering space that will be used for fun events, such as plays, summer movies, fitness classes and barbecues. Now more than ever, we're excited to bring the community together for the opening of the park, especially after being quarantined for so long!

We have raised $285K thus far, but we still need $80K to complete the first phase in its entirety. If you don't need the stimulus check the government mailed to you or if you can spare a few dollars, please help us. Donate to the Arc Park , and let's open this welcoming and inclusive play space next spring!
Arc Building Remains Closed, Awaits ODDS Clearance Before Reopening Doors

While Governor Brown begins to gradually re-open the state, The Arc will remain closed until the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services gives us permission to reopen. Since many of the people we support are vulnerable, we will follow state guidelines and implement protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy. Watch this video to learn more about Oregon's phased reopening process.

The Arc staff looks forward to the day we can reopen the doors and welcome everyone back! Until that day, please wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing and stay healthy.
The Arc Continues to Connect with Friends, Families in New Ways

While The Arc's physical building may be closed, our staff continues to connect with friends through letters, telephone chats and video conferences. Our goal is to check in with friends, provide words of encouragement and bring some fun and levity back into people's lives.

In addition to the personal connections, The Arc has created activity kits for our friends and families. Check out The Arc Activity Kits and bring some fun crafts and experiments into your home!
Volunteers Supply The Arc with Masks

Who knew protective face masks could be so beautiful? The Arc has received more that 150 masks to help keep employees, clients and families safe. Our heartfelt appreciation to MarDee Hansen , Cynthius Scanlon , Susan Schnieder , Marion Bauer and Sarah Shipley for their time and energy in making and donating such beautifully-made masks with us. And, special thanks to
Jen Wassermiller for coordinating this effort on behalf of The Arc and Full Access Brokerage.
Food Boxes Available for Clients, Families

The Arc continues to provide food boxes to adults who experience disabilities and to families raising children with disabilities, thanks to a grant from United Way. We have delivered more than 30 food boxes thus far.

If you would like a food box delivered to you, please call or text Jo Ann at 541-521-9304. All requests will remain confidential.