Employment And Residential Centers is our name, but that is only the beginning of our mission. EARC is more than a place to work. It is more than a home. It is a place to succeed. The EARC mission is to provide a better quality of life and encourage greater independence to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Opportunities for better quality of life begin in the home. EARC offers in-home support services to its clients. EARC also has two group homes where residents learn daily living skills such as housekeeping, hygiene and budgeting. There is also an intermediate care facility for adults with more severe disabilities called the Nova Centre which has 24-hour care and training. And EARC has opened several Daily Living Support homes that also provide continuous staff services for instruction and supervision.
Independence also means earning wages and contributing to the community. The Trails Sheltered Workshop is a facility which offers individuals the opportunity to learn work skills and receive a paycheck. Some individuals can work alongside non-disabled workers with the help of a job coach through Community Integrated Employment.
EARC operates three thrift stores in Edmond and Guthrie. The stores are a great place to see success stories in progress and find great baragains for our shoppers. Our clients work at the stores learning skills in retail, customer service and organization. Profits from the thrift stores stay in the local community to fund EARC programs. All donations to EARC stores stay in the local community, as well, to support services. EARC is an inspiring agency where individuals can see their accomplishments and find pride in their success.