Look What You Did ...

Together, we raised $6,600 yesterday, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to everyone who participated in Colorado Gives Day! Your generous gift helps The Arc create opportunities, improve choices, and transform the lives of people in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). 

If you didn’t have a chance to make a donation on Colorado Gives Day, it’s not too late! You can still make a year-end donation to The Arc—Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties. 

• Mail a check to our office at 13949 W. Colfax Ave. Bldg. 1, Ste. 150, Lakewood, CO 80401

• Make a donation by texting ARCDONATE to 50155

People like you make everything we do possible. THANK YOU again for your generosity and commitment to improving our community.
It's Not Too Late! Last Chance to RSVP for The Arc's Holiday Open House!

Join The Arc’s staff, board, and supporters for festive food, live music, and plenty of holiday cheer! Stop by to say hello, meet new people, reconnect with old friends and see what we’ve been up to this year. The open house will be held at The Arc’s office located at 13949 W. Colfax Ave, Bldg 1, Suite 150 in Lakewood on Monday, December 10 from 4 to 7 PM. 
To honor the tradition of holiday giving, each year we provide a unique opportunity for our guests to donate gift cards at the holiday party. The Arc distributes a variety of gift cards to the people we support and the volunteers who support us. Please consider bringing with you a gift card of any value for groceries, household goods, gas, movies or clothing. There will be a wrapped “deposit” box at the check-in table where you can drop off your gift card donation.
To ensure we have sufficient amounts of food and holiday cheer, please be sure to RSVP TODAY by clicking here, calling (303) 232-1338, or by emailing us at info@arcjc.org. See you then!
Help Arc Chapters Affected by Natural Disasters

Thank you to everyone that contributed to The Arc’s Disaster Relief Fund. Unfortunately, the need for financial assistance continues in hurricane and flood-ravaged Florida and North Carolina. In addition, California wildfires have recently damaged chapters out west.

Please consider a gift to help Arc chapters make building repairs, replace equipment and materials, provide operating support for chapters unable to deliver and be reimbursed for services. 100% of your donation will be distributed to chapters, the people they serve and their families.

Click here to donate to The Arc's Disaster Relief Fund, and click here to donate to a specific chapter.
Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #3

Join the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #3, Safe Sex Practices - Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). This webinar series addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. Webinar #3 will focus on safe sex practices related to sexually transmitted infections.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM (MST)

Click here to register!
Conflict Free Case Management Community Impact Survey
In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a final rule requiring the separation of case management from service delivery functions to mitigate conflict of interest for services provided under Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers.

The Department is releasing a survey to solicit feedback regarding the transition to CFCM for services provided through HCBS waivers. The purpose of the survey is to help identify gaps, challenges, and best practices related to the transition to CFCM. The Department will use findings from this survey to inform stakeholders of the current statewide CFCM landscape, to identify where additional resources may be needed, and for the provision of future training activities and technical assistance. The total anticipated completion time for the survey is about 30 minutes. Those completing the survey should only complete the survey designed for the population he or she represents.

The provider survey is for those agencies providing HCBS case management or HCBS direct services. The stakeholder survey is for individuals, families, guardians, advocates, or other interested parties.

The survey will be available through December 6, 2018.

The Department will share and discuss the results during stakeholder engagement meetings in January 2019.

Click here to take the survey!
Upcoming Webinar: Grief and Loss in the Lives of People with I/DD

Death is something that we all have to face at some point in our lives. We have systems in place to help us understand and get over a loss. However, some adults feel they must protect others from grief and loss, including children, elderly people, and people with disabilities. Knowing more about the feelings and thoughts that come after the death of someone close to us can help us and the people we support.

This Arc of the United State's presentation will focus on the grief that comes after someone dies and how families can support people with I/DD during the grief process. The presenters will remove any misunderstandings by sharing best practices and methods to support people with I/DD deal with grief and loss.

The webinar will be on Tuesday, December 18, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM MST

Help for Homes

Brothers Redevelopment is a nonprofit organization with more than 47 years of experience providing help to Colorado residents who are low-income, elderly, or have a disability. Its Help for Homes program is currently looking for Lakewood homeowners who are elderly, low-income, or have a disability who need help with items such as painting, yard debris removal, and light landscaping.

Applications are due January 15, 2019.

For questions, please contact Chad Nibbelink at (720) 339-5864 or chad@brothersredevelopment.org
Junk Your Jalopy and Raise Money for The Arc!

Is it time to finally let go of your old car? We know, you had a good run. You got far more mileage out of it than you thought you would. It was a good car right up until the end. But now the necessary repairs to get it back on the road just don’t make financial sense and it’s not worth nearly as much as you thought it might be as a trade-in. It’s time. 

Don’t worry. Your old car is still valuable … in fact, it’s worth the world to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). You see, The Arc can take your old car as a donation and turn it into cash to directly help people with I/DD with such needs as employment, education, housing and advocacy to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect.

The Arc doesn’t care if your old car has some blemishes, a little rust, a dead battery or worse. Vehicles for Charity can take your clunker and turn it into cash at auction. To ensure your donation benefits our chapter, simply designate The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties as the recipient, and the proceeds will come directly to us.

It’s easy to get started. Donate online or call 1-866-628-CARS, arrange your free pickup, and claim your tax deduction. To donate and for more information, click here.
Are You on Social Media? Connect with The Arc Today!

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Want to be even more connected? Check out our website here!