Who We Are
The Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc. is a private not for profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that is affiliated with The Arc of United States, but is locally controlled and governed by a volunteer board from both Washington and Holmes Counties. We serve 65 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Who We Serve
The Arc Washington-Holmes serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that meet the requirements as outlined by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age and reside in either Washington or Holmes Counties. The Arc Washington-Holmes focuses on levels of support that provide adults with a purpose; that recognize individuality and worth, and that promote self-determination and community involvement.
The Arc of Washington-Holmes desires to promote opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to participate in the same integrated and interdependent experience and life events as do other citizens of FLORIDA. We do this through individually focused levels of support. These supports are provided in a manner that recognizes the individual’s dignity and worthwhile enhancing self-determination and community inclusion.
This agency is a member of the sate (Arc of Florida) and the national (Arc United States) associations, sharing goals and working with the state and country.
A General Statement of Purpose and Intent is as follows:
1. Promote the general welfare of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
2. Strive to initiate new areas for involvement in the life of the community.
3. Provide training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
4. Encourage beneficial research and legislation for individuals with developmental disabilities.
5. Actively seek opportunities to serve as advocates for the intellectual and
developmentally disabled individually and corporately.
6. Offer guidance to families and friends of persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities and assist wherever help is needed.
By these principles, we are continually motivated and dedicated to those we are privileged to server.
Why are we here
Our History and Purpose
The Arc of Washington and Holmes Counties, Inc. is a local volunteer group of parents, group living home operators, friends, concerned citizens, educators, and professionals in the field of disabilities. On October 21, 1974, the agency was formally incorporated by the Secretary of State’s Office as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Florida.
Since then, we have seen many changes and much progress as the agency has constantly strived to improve the quality of life for the intellectually and developmentally disabled without regard to race, sex, national origin, religion, age, social status, or degree of disability. It is the sincerest desire of all who work with the agency that each individual is given every opportunity to meet their highest potential. It is to this ideal that Arc Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc. is dedicated.
Meet the Team
Board of directors