Our Mission

The mission of The Arc of St. Lucie County is to empower persons with disabilities to attain an improved quality of life in the community through ongoing advocacy, and the provision of the highest quality services and support.

Achieve with Us

Providing numerous opportunities for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities to grow and develop.

Striving for Excellence

Maintaining the highest standards of excellence in
training and support, advocacy, and service.

Serving the Community

Serving individuals in a variety of settings, ranging from day programs to community based employment and from Vocational Training to group homes.

 

Up-to-the-Minute Announcements:

 

THE ARC's 2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT IS COMING UP!!

We are looking for more Golfers!

Don’t forget to sign up YOUR foursome to play in our inaugural Annual Arc Golf Tourney.

See below for more information and to download the registration form.

Or call Judi Scarborough for more information at: (352) 871-1875

or email: jscarborough@arcofstlucie.org

We’ll see you out on the Course!

We Have Residential Vacancies!!

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Arc of St. Lucie County has 3 vacancies for Residential Services right now in our newly renovated Grove Home!!

Are you a person with a developmental or intellectual disability looking for a place to call home?  Call us: (772) 468-7879.

We’ve got some bedrooms available!

Requirements:

  • Have a documented I/D disability
  • Have Medicaid Waiver approval or an ability to pay privately.
  • Be 18 years old or older.

Affairs Adult Care Food Program will be Funded Again for Next Year!

The Arc of St. Lucie County, Inc. announces the sponsorship of the Department of Elder Affairs Adult Care Food Program. The Arc of St. Lucie County will again be awarded funding for the 2019‐20 year to help feed the disabled people we serve in St. Lucie County. Through this important
grant, we are able to offer a free lunch to all of our disabled clients who attend our Adult Day Training (ADT) Program (Monday – Friday, 9:00am‐3:00pm).

This is so important for our clients who, with an annual income of typically less than $10,000 per year, experience lifelong poverty. We know that at least once per day, they will receive a nutritional and filling meal while socializing with others.

Registering to Vote at Kirby Loop!

A representative from the St. Lucie County Voter Registration & Outreach Office (part of the Supervisor of Election’s Office) came out to our ADT on Friday, July 19th to help our clients get registered to vote.

This event was a real success and we are very grateful to the Supervisor of Elections for being our hero (Gertrude Walker)!

We're Amazing 1, 2, 3...

At this years’ Boys & Girls Club Chili Cook-off, our theme was the Sesame Street character Julia.

 

Sesame Street on our BOD

Check out our Board Members Tammy and Curtis at the 2019 Chili Cook-off!  (They are Elmo and Julia!!)

Our participation in this year’s Chili Cook-off raised over $600 for the Boys & Girls Club.

We were proud to be sponsors.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

What's Happening?

4th of July Luncheon

On July 3rd, 2019, the Arc’s Adult Day Training (ADT) Facility enjoyed a “4th of July Luncheon.  Many folks dressed up for the occasion.

(Beverly kickin’ it in the Kitchen.) <chuckle>

Sensory Integration Therapy at The Arc

In February 2019, we were given the opportunity to visit Morgan’s Place & partake in a Sensory Integration workshop. After the tour, we were given $700.00 worth of equipment & supplies to create a “sensory integration space”. The donation was from “Tristan’s Legacy” and made available through The Arc of Florida.

We’ve not seen anything that has so quickly improved happiness levels and lowered the number of our client’s behavioral outbursts like this has! The change has been both astounding and wonderful!

The Knights of Columbus Donate to The Arc!!

On May 1, 2019, Council #12159, of The Knights of Columbus in Port St. Lucie came out to our Adult Day Training (ADT) Facility to award us with a check for over $1,500!!  They raised these funds during their annual Tootsie Roll Drive.

Grand Knight, Fred Daniels said, “We do this every year for The Arc of St. Lucie County. What they do here is so important.”

THANK YOU KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS!!!

March 9, 2019 FP&L rolled up their sleeves to help The Arc! ...and boy did they EVER!!!

Florida Power & Light (FPL) selected The Arc of St. Lucie County as a recipient for their Annual Power to Care volunteer program. On Saturday, March 9th, FPL sent 25+ volunteers out to our Adult Day Training (ADT) facility to help us plant hedges, spread mulch, and beautify the grounds. What they accomplished was practically a miracle–All in three hours’ time!

And that is on top of feeding us all breakfast, giving us a shirt, and bringing the water, Gatorade, and ice! This was totally Amazing.

Calling All Golfers

We are looking for foursomes who would like to play in The Arc of St. Lucie County’s Golf Tournament.  It will be lots of fun.

The Tournament will be on October 26, 2019, includes a spectacular lunch buffet, and auction, and prizes.

Please click the orange icon to the right to download a registration form. Or call Judi Scarborough at (352) 871-1875.

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Do You Know About 2-1-1 ??

In times of crisis or for everyday needs…or if you just need someone to talk to…    211 is there for you! 

2-1-1 is a resource center that helps people find help – everyday.

See the current 211 listing here.

You can learn even more about Down Syndrome here at “Up with Downs”.

Just click.

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The Arc of St. Lucie County's Golf Tourney is on October 26, 2019!!

Our 2019 Golf Tournament is proudly presented by:

The Bernard Egan Foundation is this year’s Presenting Sponsor.

We are so grateful!!

Sometimes, happiness is just chillin' with a good friend.

Did You Know?

OCTOBER is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common chromosomal condition. About 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States each year.

To Learn More go to the National Down Syndrome Society Website:

https://www.ndss.org/about-down-syndrome/down-syndrome/

Intellectual Disability

  .- More than 3 million US cases each year.

– Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured

– Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

– Requires a medical diagnosis.

Intellectual function can be measured with an IQ test.  The main symptom is difficulty thinking and understanding. Life skills that can be impacted include certain conceptual, social, and practical skills.  Special education and behavioral therapy can help a person live to his or her fullest.

Did you know?

About 2% of people are born with an intellectual or developmental disability.

2% of the population of the State of Florida is: 419,600 (as of 2017).

ASP Goes to The ELC

In June, our ASP Children’s Program went to The Environmental Learning Center.  They had a terrific time!!

Adult Day Training (ADT)

Our ADT is better than ever with new programming, new management, and new activity centers. Now, participants rotate from one exciting activity to the next throughout the day. Field trips and lunch are also still provided.

Acitvity Centers: Goals Achievement, Art, Money Management, Activities of Daily Living Skills, Kitchen & Cooking training, Sensory Activities, Computer Lab (coming soon), Zumba, and Pre-vocational training in sorting and recycling.

Adult Day Training is for people with a documented diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability aged 18 or older. ADT runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Monday through Friday. Transportation options are often available.

Can we count on you?

With your gift, The Arc will continue our work to provide vital programs, transportation, and care to people with disabilities and support their full inclusion and participation in the community.

Over the past 10 years, the Florida Legislature has not provided Service Providers such as The Arc with much at all in rate increases.  Yet the costs of providing our services continue to rise.  The State of Florida, in fact, rates last (50th) in the USA in funding for the developmentally disabled. So we need your help. 

$25 can provide snacks to the Children’s Program for a week.

$50 can provide classroom supplies in our Vocational Training Lab for 4 students.

$100 can help us provide lunches to 80 people in our Adult Day Training Program for a week.

$500 can help us provide transportation for our volunteers for a month.

$1,500 can help us get another computer for our computer lab.

$2,000 can provide (much needed) new chairs & tables for our ADT classrooms.

♡ Make a Donation Today ♡

The Arc of St. Lucie County Gratefully Acknowledges our Granting Agencies...

The Arc of St. Lucie County Gratefully Acknowledges our Sponsors...

 Council 12159