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.

Toy & Turkey Drive to Help The Arc’s Tree of Joy Holiday Giving Program

The Arc Lane County is hosting a Toy & Turkey Drive to help local families raising children with disabilities and experiencing financial hardship this holiday season. If you can purchase gift for a child or teen and drop it off at one of these collection sites by December 15, we would greatly appreciate it.

The Arc will also accept turkey donations through December 15 for the holiday food boxes that we will provide to families. Turkeys may be delivered to The Arc’s main office at 4181 E Street in Springfield. Thank you in advance for your help!

To be a recipient of The Arc’s Tree of Joy program, parents can email Laura, and parents who speak Spanish can email Mariela. The deadline to register for the Tree of Joy program is December 9.

Join The Arc at Springfield Christmas Parade December 3

The Arc Lane County will have a float in the 71st annual Springfield Christmas Parade on Saturday December 2, starting at 1 p.m.

The parade theme this year is the “Grinch that stole Christmas.” Come join the fun with The Arc Lane County! Contact Julissa for more information or to reserve a spot on The Arc’s float.


Arc Park Receives $100K Donation to Help with Ongoing Construction

Our sincere appreciation to the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation for donating $100K to the Arc Park.

The generous gift will help The Arc Lane County build the next phase of the Arc Park, which includes the Hobbit Hill, the accessible sandbox and water play areas, and the picnic pavilion. Be sure to “like” the Arcparkspringfield on Facebook to see regular construction updates on the park.

Join us by becoming a member, board member or volunteer.
Your financial contribution will help us provide critical supports and services.
Help us advocate to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities.
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The Arc Lane County is a gold level nonprofit with GuideStar and a four-star charity with Charity Navigator, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.