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.
The Arc Celebrates its Direct Support Professional Workforce
September 10 through September 16 is Direct Support Professional Week, a time to recognize the dedicated people who provide supports to people with disabilities.
The Arc Lane County employes more than 100 direct support professionals who show up every day to make sure people with disabilities are learning new skills, accessing their community, making friends, working in the community and living a full life.
A huge shout out to the wonderful direct support workforce. You make the world shine brighter with the incredible work you do! The Arc is excited to give a special goody bag to all its direct support professionals later this month.
Attend Community Listening Session to Share Input with City of Eugene
The City of Eugene will hold a Listening Session for the Neurodivergent/Disability Community to share feedback on the city’s multicultural programming and spaces on Tuesday, October 3.
Multicultural programs are important because they foster a sense of belonging for diverse and historically underrepresented communities while contributing to the well-being of the greater community.
In addition to hosting listening sessions, the City of Eugene is conducting a survey to hear from community members. Take the Multicultural Needs Assessment Survey to share your feedback. The survey is available in both English and Spanish.
The Arc Fills 350 Backpacks with Back to School Drive
The Arc was able to fill 350 backpacks and deliver to students in the Families Connected and Familias en Conexion family networks on August 31, just in time for the new school year.
Our sincere appreciation to FOOD for Lane County for donating the backpacks and to community members who donated supplies to fill the backpacks.
Thanks, too, to the Lane Council of Government for providing bicycle helmets and safety gear to help students safely ride to school.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, hundreds of local students were able to start the new school with with confidence and happiness!
The Arc Lane County is a gold level nonprofit with GuideStar and a four-star charity with Charity Navigator, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.