COVID-19 Update from The Arc of Howard County: March 24, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Urgent! Coronavirus Alert–Closing Information from Executive Director, Cindy Parr

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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 on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1st, 2020. If you are supported by The Arc of Howard County and work on December 25th, 2019, and/or January 1st, 2020, please contact your Employment Specialist. If you have any questions, please contact The Arc of Howard County at 410-730-0638. Have a safe and happy holiday! #AchThe image shows snow-covered pine trees and a "Happy Holidays" banner.

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 on:

  • Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

If you are supported by The Arc of Howard County and work on December 25th, 2019, and/or January 1st, 2020, please contact your Employment Specialist. If you have any questions, please contact The Arc of Howard County at 410-730-0638. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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

Liz Burrage, Cindy Parr, and Bryan Sorrentino of The Arc of Howard County accepted the $15,000 check from the Changemaker Challenge.
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.

The Arc of Howard County was a Changemaker Challenge Winner! At the Changemaker Challenge on November 11, 2019, the Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland chose four winners, including The Arc of Howard County. The Arc of Howard County won $15,000 to put their big idea for social change in to action — Community Accessibility with Dignity. Watch Liz Burrage and Bryan Sorrentino of The Arc of Howard County present their big idea for social change in Howard County at the Changemaker Challenge event by clicking below.

The Changemaker Challenge, an event focused on sparking innovation and fresh thinking to address some of Howard County’s most pressing issues, chose eight finalists from a field of 56 applicants. The other Changemaker Challenge winners were: 

  • Orlando Goncalves and Alfred Striano of Upcycled — $25,000 for their idea, Upcycled Structures from Recycled Goods.
  • Pamela Woolford — $10,000 for her idea, Spreading the Word about Columbia’s Black Freedom Visionaries.
  • Dr. Leah Katherine Saal and Dr. Lisa Schoenbrodt — $10,000 for their idea, STEER – Strategic Training for Empathic Emergency Response. Drs. Saal and Schoenbrodt also were named winners of the Maureen Hayes Award for serving people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The award was created in honor of the Foundation’s former chief administrative officer.

You can also The Arc of Howard County’s Changemaker Challenge presentation on the Horizon Foundation’s YouTube.

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Changemaker Challenge: And the Winner Is? #ChangemakerHC

Interested in ideas that spark social change to make Howard County better? Attend the Changemaker Challenge on November 11! Hosted by the Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland, the Changemaker Challenge is an event focused on sparking innovation and fresh thinking to address some of Howard County’s most pressing issues. Register here.

The Horizon Foundation and the United Way of Central Maryland will announce the winners of the 2019 Changemaker Challenge on November 11. The Arc of Howard County is one of 9 FINALISTS!

From a field of 56 applicants, The Arc of Howard County was chosen as a Finalist. The Arc and the other eight finalists, who all submitted big ideas for social change, will share their ideas for a chance to win up to $25,000! Liz Burrage and Bryan Sorrentino of The Arc of Howard County, and Colette Jackson, a parent of an individual supported by The Arc of Howard County, submitted a proposal for installing changing tables for adults in various locations in Howard County.

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