The Arc Howard County

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People served by The Arc, their family members, staff, volunteers, members of the community, local businesses and other non-profits are all encouraged to join The Friends of The Arc.  By signing up for or renewing your annual membership, we can work together to ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in every community in our nation. Members of The Arc of Howard County automatically receive membership to The Arc Maryland and The Arc United States.

When public funding is not enough, we depend on contributions from memberships to help us continue to provide our services. Become a Friend of The Arc today!

Membership Levels

  • Self Advocate – $10

  • Employee/Student/Senior – $15

  • Individual – $20

  • Family – $25

  • Lifetime Member – $500


If sending your membership via check, please make checks payable to The Arc of Howard County and send to:
The Arc of Howard County
Attn: Resource Development 
11735 Homewood Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
For more information, please contact Dee Athey at (410) 730-0638 Ext. 306 or email

Membership Benefits Received Through The Arc United States

  • Quarterly newsletters, bi-monthly e-newsletters, and The Arc’s advocacy activities, programs and events.
  • Information and resources available on
  • Access to a portfolio of services and programs such as Mercer Consumer, offering quality protection plans from health coverage to affordable life insurance and Liberty Mutual, providing a group insurance program with savings and benefits on auto, home and renter’s insurance.
  • Active online community and social media channels, attendance at events hosted by The Arc and get involved with your local chapter.
  • Discount registration to annual national events such as the Arc National Convention.

Membership Benefits Received Through The Arc Maryland

  • Newsletters about upcoming laws and legislation and events such as Calendar Day, Developmental Disabilities (DD) Day and ADA and MDD councils.
  • Information and resources available on

Membership Benefits Received Through The Arc of Howard County

  • Automatic membership to The Arc United States and The Arc Maryland.
  • Monthly e-newsletter about upcoming activities and events at The Arc.
  • Printed copy of the Annual Report.
  • Invitation to The Arc special events.
  • Advocacy alerts.
  • Invitation to the Annual Legislative Breakfast.
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting and Celebration of Excellence Awards event.
  • Complimentary rental of the conference and training rooms at The Arc.
  • Attendance at CPR classes.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Everyone deserves to live the fullest life they can. Of all the board’s achievements, that’s the one that makes me proudest.”

— Robert Vigorito, Former Board Member, The Arc of Howard County