At the annual meeting on November 20th we witnessed the largest outpouring of interest and support in more than a decade for the mission of The Arc of Delaware County. The membership spoke, and their cry was to strengthen the community we serve, the children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, along with their families and loved ones. That night, a new slate of leadership emerged, and together we will meet the challenges of providing support services, and share in the joy of making a difference.
In the more than sixty year history of our organization, we have met many challenges in the fight for the rights and dignity of those who have needed our voice to represent them. During these times, we have strived to achieve the simple task of providing a space for us to gather as a community to comfort, share, educate and celebrate our lives.
The new Board of The Arc wants you to know that we are strong in our resolve in returning The Arc to you, the members. By listening to your concerns and wishes, we will move forward in an inclusive spirit that will grow our outreach and inspire participation from the greater community.
Providing a sound financial basis for The Arc of Delaware County is a chief concern of the new Board of Directors, and we are actively working to secure the means to meet the immediate challenges ahead. The staff and volunteers have been very busy since we saw a change in leadership on November 20th. There is much to clean up and reorganize within the many facets of our outreach, and we invite you to participate in this fulfilling and gratifying endeavor. Arm in arm, we will accomplish what we cannot do alone. We want to hear from you, and can be reached at (610) 544-6600 or email@example.com.
The Board of Directors of The Arc of Delaware County
Colleen Shepherd, President
Emory “Bud” Pepper, 1st Vice President
Kathy Perry, 2nd Vice President
Greg Paninos, Treasurer
Scott Johnson, Secretary
Frank Foti, Director
WHO WE ARE:
Founded by parents, strengthened by community…
…for over 50 years, The Arc of Delaware County has advocated for CIVIL RIGHTS and COMMUNITY INCLUSION of all persons with intellectual and related disabilities living in Delaware County
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Children & Family Advocacy Services
We help families in our Community negotiate special education service systems to meet the
individualized educational & therapeutic needs of their children with developmental disabilities.
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Adult Advocacy Services
We assist adults with developmental disabilities and their families with support in obtaining needed community-based supports and services, as well as linkage to social, educational and vocational opportunities in Delaware County.
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