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Address4402 W ALBION ST Boise
BOISE, ID 83705
Since 1956 The Arc has been empowering people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) to be fully included and actively participating in building a stronger community. We could not have done this without your support. Our programs exist to create opportunities for education, employment, housing and recreation and for people with I/DD and to increase their independence in all areas of their lives. At the Arc we believe that people are defined by their strengths, abilities and inherent value, not their disability. The past year has been an exciting one filled with many opportunities and some challenges as well. We would like to share some of the highlights with you and hope that you will join us as we work towards ensuring that Idahoans with I/DD and their families have the supports they need to live a fulfilling life.
This past year 30 individuals honed their work skills in our Work Training Center putting them on the path to their dream job. This program provides an opportunity for job training for individuals with significant disabilities while at the same time providing a business to business solution center for local companies that includes a small print shop. This year participants have completed fulfillment projects, contracts or print jobs for over 80 local businesses. We are proud to have partnered with other non-profits such as the Idaho Food Bank, Children’s Home Society, Idaho Botanical Garden, Catholic Charities, and Interfaith Sanctuary to name a few, for printing and mailing projects.
Over 130 individual participants were supported by The Arc through either job training or assistance in finding a job in the community. We assisted 35 participants to find independent gainful employment in the community.
54 individuals received life skills training in our center, their homes or in the community. Much training is done while individuals are volunteering at other non-profits like the Idaho Humane Society, Anser Charter School or the American Red Cross actively engaging in their community. This past year we put in over 835 volunteer hours in our community through this program.
Over 800 people participated in our recreation program (RAVE) which provided 83 recreational and leisure activities and 6 vacations.
The Arc provided housing, transportation and personal care services to 16 people in our assisted living homes.
The Arc provided resource referral and advocacy to over 80 families looking for support for their family member with I/DD.
Our annual Sprout Film Festival raised awareness and educated over 750 adults and school children about people with I/DD, both the challenges they face and their abilities and talents.
Many people with I/DD still do not have the services, supports and relationships they want and need to lead a full life in the community. We are working hard so every person with a disability can realize their hopes and dreams for their future. With your help, we will continue to expand opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Idaho.