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2 hours ago
On March 7, 2020, The Arc of Howard County held our 23rd Annual Chocolate Ball at the beautiful Turf Valley Resort. So much has changed since that date. In sharing these photos today, we want to recognize all of the amazing people and companies who supported us. Our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering from this pandemic - COVID-19. We hope that these memories will bring you some joy today and that we will all be together again soon. Although we are all far apart - we have never felt so close to our community. Thank you to Darcel D'Onofrio for all of these wonderful photos! #SupportTheDream #chocolateball2020 ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
At The Arc of Howard County we are practicing social distancing during this pandemic. We have many dedicated Direct Support Professionals whose work is essential supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their homes. This wonderful video by Jubilee Association of Maryland explains the challenges faced while we are doing everything we can to keep the people we support and our employees safe during this crisis. Thank you everyone for your support! Intertwined - Social Distancing for Connected Households ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Continued Closing through April 24, 2020.Communication to Families and Supporters of The Arc of Howard County. A letter from Executive Director, Cindy Parr:
As many of you know, this is an unprecedented time with the continued spread of COVID-19. Due to the growing spread of this virus in our community, we are taking every precaution to protect the people we serve and our staff who provide critical supports to those individuals. It has been with great thought and consideration we have decided to continue our suspension of specific services offered by The Arc of Howard County.
As of Today, Thursday, March 26, 2020 our Day, Supported Retirement, CDS, Pre-employment classroom, and Omnicare will continue to be closed through April 24, 2020. We will review the conditions in our community and determine whether services will resume after April 24th, as we monitor the county and state situation related to the Covid-19 virus.
Individuals with community based employment will continue to receive supports on a case by case basis. We feel that it is the most responsible action as we align with other entities in the state and county to flatten the curve of this virus in our community. This is a time that integration in the community is not the priority. Our goal is to minimize contact and encourage increased social distancing.
Our senior management will be deploying staff to support our residential program which will ensure supports are in place to provide the necessary care. It is our hope that each and every family affected by these changes will understand this decision and work cooperatively to help us achieve the goals of this action.
Both Maryland State Governor Larry Hogan and Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, have spoken of their efforts to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We must work collaboratively and do our part to ensure we minimize the effects of this virus on our community.
If you have questions or are seeking additional information related to these programs continued suspensions, please reach out to the individuals listed below.
For questions about Day and Supported Retirement, contact Bryan Sorrentino, firstname.lastname@example.org 443-668-1834
For questions about CDS and Intro to Employment, Independent Employment Omnicare, contact Robert Walker email@example.com 443-977-0148
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation amidst these difficult times.
Executive Director ... See MoreSee Less
Many of you have asked how you can help. We have several residential homes that we support. We are all practicing social distancing so we asked everyone what they would like:)
Here is the list. As you can understand, all items must be new. Donations can be dropped off at 11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. You can also order through AmazonSmile.
Thank you for your support! Even though we are all so far apart - we have never felt closer to the community! ... See MoreSee Less
The Arc of Howard County held our 23rd Annual Chocolate Ball on March 7th at the beautiful Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center.
The Chocolate Ball is our biggest fundraiser of the year benefiting the people we support and serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We realize how fortunate we were to have held our event, when so many of our friends and colleagues foundations, and non-profits were unable to due to COVID-19.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors and will look forward to when we can support our friends and colleagues events in the near future.
Stay Safe Everyone! ... See MoreSee Less