Masks, Gloves, Gowns, and PPE Are Donated To The Arc of Howard County

Gowns, safety gloves, face shields, masks, mask clips, and other PPE are in demand daily at The Arc of Howard County's 35 residential houses. Thank you Michele and Robert Pouliot of Murphy Business & Financial Services, LLC,…

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Local Distilleries Donate Hand Sanitizer and Cleaning Alcohol to The Arc of Howard County

Hand sanitizer goes fast these days. To keep up with demand, The Arc of Howard County reached out for help. Local distilleries stepped up. MISCellaneous Distillery and Sagamore Spirit came through with large quantities of hand sanitizer, while Barton 1792 Distillery donated alcohol…

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Senator Katie Fry Hester Stepped Up with Donation from Patapsco Distilling Company

Hearing that The Arc of Howard County urgently needed hand sanitizer, Senator Katie Fry Hester stepped up. Katie Fry Hester, Maryland Senate D9 reached out to a local distillery, which had converted to producing hand sanitizer. With donations from…

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Comfort Bags Bring Joy and Happiness During COVID-19

Like you, the people supported by The Arc of Howard County -- and their dedicated support staff -- are staying safe at home. To bring a little joy and happiness during these trying times, Comfort Bags were…

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The Importance of “Saying Yes!”

Last week, Claire Ramirez-Schene's Business Showcase Series featured our very own Barbara Moyer! Barbara Moyer, Director of Marketing, Communication and Events, spoke on the importance of "Saying Yes!" To watch the video, click here. Thank…

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The Arc of Howard County Chosen as First Recipient of Feed Howard County

The Arc of Howard County was honored to be the first recipient of FEED HOWARD COUNTY's initiative to help feed the community during this COVID-19 crisis. FEED HOWARD COUNTY– is a partnership between COAD (Community…

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Ledo Pizza Columbia Donates 80 Pizzas!

While we couldn't deliver sunshine to our residential houses ...we did deliver 80 pizzas to staff and people supported by The Arc of Howard County one rainy day! Huge shout out to Kevin Schultz, owner…

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Communication to Families and Supporters of The Arc of Howard County: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 Dear Families and Supporters of The Arc of Howard County Thank you to all of you for your continued understanding and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. As promised, we want to keep…

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Support The Arc of Howard County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund #GivingTuesdayNow

In this time of uncertainty, there's a fundamental truth that gives us hope - that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to…

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Communication to Families and Supporters of The Arc of Howard County: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 Dear Families and Supporters of The Arc of Howard County Thank you to all of you for your continued understanding and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are updating our information on…

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Dangerously Delicious Pies Donates to The Arc of Howard County!

Random acts of kindness are happening everywhere. Some might even call them...Acts of COVID Kindness! This week, The Arc of Howard County was the recipient of an Act of COVID Kindness. The Arc of Howard…

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The Arc Is In Urgent Need of Face Masks and PPE. Can You Help?

Yesterday, all of the Direct Support Professionals working in The Arc of Howard County's Residential Houses received bandannas to use as masks until we can get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Arc of Howard County…

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Communication to Families and Supporters of The Arc of Howard County: March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020 Dear Families and Supporters of The Arc of Howard County As many of you know, this is an unprecedented time with the continued spread of COVID-19. Due to the growing spread of…

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New Information from our Executive Director Regarding Personal Supports and Respite Services for Families and People Supported by The Arc of Howard County

Coronavirus Disease Information from The Arc of Howard County -- Tuesday, March 17, 2020 New Information from our Executive Director Regarding Personal Supports and Respite Services For Families and People Supported by The Arc of Howard County…

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SMRO-Governors Transitioning Youth Initiative

Transition is more than about services; it's also about values. The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has adopted an Employment First philosophy and seeks to align its service delivery system with that philosophy. Transition planning is…

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Holiday Closing Information: December 25, 2019, and January 1, 2020

This is a reminder of The Arc of Howard County's office and program closings for the holidays. The Arc of Howard County​'s Employment, Day Program, and Supported Retirement and The Arc Transportation Services will be closed…

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Inclement Weather Policy

As we approach the cold weather season, we would like to review The Arc of Howard County's cold weather policy. In the event of inclement weather, look for weather updates, delayed openings, and closing information on: This…

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The Arc of Howard County Was a Changemaker Challenge Winner! #ChangemakerHC

Cindy Parr, Executive Director of The Arc of Howard County (pictured center), accepted the $15,000 Changemaker Challenge Award accompanied by Liz Burrage and Bryan Sorrentino of The Arc of Howard County.…

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