Our ServicesThe Arc of St. Lucie County offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To ensure the safety of all participants, all of our staff and volunteers must pass a Level II background screening. Staff are also required to participate in 70 hours of training before starting at the program and a minimum of 12 hours annually thereafter.
The Arc of St. Lucie County provides year–round after-school care for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages
5 through 22. These programs are designed to assist working families with caring for their loved ones.
Hours of Operation – Open at 1 p.m.
Open on all school days, based on the
St. Lucie County School Board’s schedule.
School Closed Days: 7:00am-6:00pm
Early-Out Days: 11:00am-6:00pm
Students are provided supervised time and interactions with positive adult role models/mentors who provide guidance and support in an environment where they can “be themselves” and be respected. Working families have a safe place for their special needs children to go while they work.
Services provided include screening assessment, educational/tutorial assistance, recreational and community awareness activities, transportation, and nutrition services.
Summer Camp Program
Our summer program’s integration of educational/tutorial assistance along with unique and exciting learning experiences will help to diminish the skill regression that often occurs over the summer months.
We enjoy participating in recreational and community related activities, where the children are given the opportunity to experience and see firsthand the important role that they play in our community. Children are provided supervised time and interactions with positive adult role models/mentors, who provide guidance and support in an environment where they can “be themselves” and feel respected.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Additional Info: The Arc partners with Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW) Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for the nutritional services for the summer months.
Children and families are primarily referred through our partnerships with the St. Lucie County School Board System (SLCSB) and the State of Florida, Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD). The SLCSB has additional information on transportation to the program for after school services. To qualify for services students must provide documentation they have an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) from the SLCSB or an Individual Support Plan (ISP) from APD. For additional information please contact the main office at 772-468-7879.
The Arc offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of adults 22 years or older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Days of operation for our center based services are Monday through Friday, 250 days a year.
Hours of Operation
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Open Monday through Friday, 250 days per year
Adult Day Training (ADT) programs offer opportunity for individuals 22 years of age and older to obtain and improve their skills, which encourages them to access activities and relationships of their choice. The ADT program offers education, community integration, socialization,
pre-vocational skills and recreation. Many of the individuals volunteer at local businesses honing their employment skills.
The Arc partners with United Way and Indian River State College (IRSC) to offer a non-credit class, Vocational Education for Students With Disabilities. This class is taught by an adjunct instructor from the ADT program in a classroom setting at the college. The class teaches the individuals important skills to prepare them for job placement.
The Arc offers an array of residential homes within the local community of St. Lucie County. The residential homes are in operation 24 hours per day 7 days a week.
The Arc of St. Lucie County offers residential care to those individuals with developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals in stable and well supervised homes.
The Arc provides superior, professional care tailored to individuals who require special assistance for daily living. We are committed to providing the best human services to meet their unique and often demanding needs.
For more information on any of our programs or services please contact 772-468-7879.
Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW) • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
St. Lucie County School Board System (SLCSB) • State of Florida, Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
United Way • Indian River State College (IRSC)