Some people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) wish to live successfully in the community but lack sufficient skills or resources for complete independence. For example, they may need help navigating systems and filling out paperwork to receive public services.

The Arc of Delaware Outreach program supports people with IDD and their families in the community through information and referrals, learning opportunities and individual advocacy as needed for specific concerns.

We also provide temporary financial assistance through our Necessity of Life mini-grants. These small awards help Delawareans with IDD by providing limited funds toward essentials they cannot afford, such as clothing, eye glasses, dental care and more.

And for people with IDD over 60 years of age and living in Kent County, Palmer Home Inc. provides The Arc with grant money to help meet their essential needs.

Applications for mini-grants can be requested from The Arc of Delaware office by individuals, case workers or community navigators.

If you have questions, need assistance through our outreach program, or would like to apply for a mini-grant, please contact us.