We strive to improve outcomes for people

who experience disabilities by helping them live meaningful lives, be gainfully employed, and recreate in the communities in which they live.

Welcome to The Arc Lane County!

The aspirations of people who experience an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) are high. Just like their peers, people who experience disabilities want to live and work and be valued members of their communities. The Arc Lane County helps children, youth and adults who experience disabilities and their families live full and meaningful lives in their community.


Advocate for Changes in Social Security to Help People with Disabilities Save Money

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides support to millions of people with disabilities and their families to afford necessities, such as food and rent. SSI has asset limits that have not been updated for 33 years. These asset limits make it impossible for people to save money for emergencies and force too many people with disabilities into poverty!

A new bill has been introduced in Congress to help change this. The SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act will raise the SSI asset limits and significantly improve the lies of people with disabilities who receive SSI. Please act now and contact your U.S. Senators and ask them to support this critical bill.


Impact Club Eugene Donates to Arc Park

The Impact Club Eugene, an organization that invites local nonprofits to compete in a high-stakes, story-telling competition, awarded $8,200 to the Arc Park at its Eugene event on April 27. 

Angela Phinney, the assistant executive director for The Arc Lane County, competed alongside three other nonprofits by sharing how the Arc Park will fill a need in our community.

Our thanks to Impact Club Eugene for the award that will help level the playing field for children who experience disabilities. Watch a recording of the live Impact Club Event.


The Arc to Host Sensory-Friendly Vaccine Clinic This Friday, May 20

People who may need extra time, patience and support in getting their COVID vaccine or booster are invited to attend The Arc’s Sensory-Friendly COVID Vaccine Clinic this Friday.

The clinic will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1685 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene. Preregistration is required. Register for an appointment now.


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