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Advocacy

JFC Approves Benchmark Funds for DSP Providers

Across the country, individuals and families have felt the painful loss of direct care professionals (DSPs). These skilled and essential home health workers, who provide many adults with IDD the hands-on support they need to live, work and socialize in their communities, earn much less than their value, averaging about $12/hour(1). Poor pay for demanding […]

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News Social

Outdoor Dance Welcomes Summer

Thanks to D.J. Lori T., the music was non-stop and thanks to the Wesley Women in Faith, plenty of refreshments were available as The Arc of Delaware kicked off summer with an outdoor dance on May 28th. With plenty of room for moves in the parking lot of the Wyoming U.M. church in Dover, this […]

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Grants News

Thank you, Allstate Foundation!

A big thank you to the Allstate Foundation for supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And special thanks to Allstate agent Tavis Navarro, who nominated The Arc of Delaware for this $500 Helping Hand grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing […]

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Fundraising News

Run/Walk/Roll 2022 Finishes Strong

A big thanks to everyone who participated in The Arc of Delaware 2022 Virtual Run/Walk/Roll! Thanks to your enthusiasm and the generosity of donors, we raised over $6000 to help support our advocacy and programs throughout the state. The winning team with the most donations, for the second year in a row, was Kimmy’s Fundraiser. […]

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Advocacy News

Calling all advocates!

At the end of March, advocates and members of Congress gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to show their support for disability rights, including a much-needed investment in Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The good news is that the U.S. House of Representatives has already passed the Build Back Better […]

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Business News

February is for Members

For over 60 years, The Arc has been at the forefront of civil rights and inclusion of people with IDD. We have fought to close institutions, open school doors, and provide access to community supports. In addition to influencing public policy, The Arc of Delaware maintains 83 safe and affordable neighborhood homes while providing employment […]

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Grants News

New initiative for self-advocacy

The Arc of Delaware is pleased to announce that it has received a renewable $25,000 grant from the Delaware Disabilities Council to support development of a new statewide self-advocacy program in 2022! The goal of the project is to establish a strong, core group of Delaware self-advocates, led by people with disabilities, that will continue […]

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News Outreach

Ursuline Students Host Holiday Party

Kudos to Ursuline Academy for sharing the joy of the holidays by hosting a Christmas party on December 7th for 49 people with IDD. Since 2006, Ursuline has reached out to The Arc of Delaware for help with inviting group home residents and others with IDD to this annual school tradition. Upper school students worked […]

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Social

Holiday Lunch with Santa

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Arc of Delaware holiday event on December 4, 2021. This year, under sunny and unseasonably warm skies, we hosted a Christmas-themed “Park and Eat” lunch at Wyoming United Methodist church in Dover. About 125 visitors drove through the line to receive pizza and soda from volunteer “elves,” […]

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Fundraising News

A Time for Giving

Dear Members and Supporters, Thank you so much for all your support in the last year! Because you believe in our mission, The Arc of Delaware was able to continue advocating for the estimated 27,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Delaware. Because you care about people with IDD, we were able to […]