A Message from Pam Ring, Executive Director of The Arc Lane County
Given the vulnerable population we serve, The Arc Lane County has temporarily closed its building due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fingerprinting field office for the U.S. Census is open.
- EmployAbility: The Arc continues to support its clients who are working at jobs within the community. For more information about The Arc’s employment services, please contact Devin Duerst.
- Community Connectors: This program helps support children, youth and adults with activities related to daily living. The Community Connectors program continues to support individuals in their homes during the pandemic. In the event a family needs more direct support professionals while their child is at home, parents may contact Tommy Archuleta.
- JumpStart and ESTEAM: These programs are closed until further notice.
- Stepping Out: This program is closed until further notice.
Family Network Update
Families Connected, the family network serving Lane County, continues to ensure families have access to resources, connection and support during this time. Parents may reach Families Connected by searching for The Arc Families Connected on Facebook and ask to join the private group. Families Connected is hosting a Happy Hour and Game Night every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Contact Nancy to get information on how to join.
The Arc Lane County has created a limited number of Staycation Around the World kits for families. Each week, participating families will receive a new Staycation Around the World kit loaded with fun activities, food and crafts related to different countries. Children will learn about the cultures of Peru, Ireland, Italy, Egypt, Japan and India during their six-week staycation! Kits will also be available in Spanish. To learn more about the kits, contact Nancy.
Families don’t need a physical kit to participate. Simply check back here for all the crafts, activities and information. You will be able to pick and choose what you want to do at home. Check out the Staycation Destinations:
The Arc has received a grant to provide Food Boxes to adults who experience a disability and to families who have a child with a disability. Call or text Jo Ann at 541-521-9304 to request a food box, and the box will be delivered to your doorstep. All food box recipients will remain confidential.
Stay Home, Stay Safe
The Arc Lane County’s building will remain closed until Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services decide when we can safely reopen.
Until then, we encourage everyone to engage in safe social distancing (a minimum of 6 feet between people) and continue with regular hand washing and sanitizing frequently touched services. Stay well!
Safe & Strong Oregon (this website is available in other languages)
Special Education Resources
Preparing for and Responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a Parent or Family of a Child who Experiences Disability – Oregon Department of Education
Mental Health Resources