Program serving disabled in New Mexico receives grant
Program serving the disabled in Albuquerque continues tradition of excellence with support from the Daniels FundFriday, February 03, 2012
As Medicaid dollars supporting people with developmental disabilities are shrinking, ARCA’s volunteer and senior leadership are developing long-term strategies to ensure the sustainability of services, explains Ed Kaul, president and CEO of ARCA, a private not-for-profit organization opening doors for over 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities in New Mexico to live great lives.
"Our services continue in the spirit of our founding Albuquerque families 55 years ago," explained Kaul. "We provide customized opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live, work and enjoy rich recreational experiences in valued community roles."
"ARCA recently received a Daniels Fund grant in the amount of $100,000 to create conditions for change that will make our enterprises viable," adds Kaul. The grant supports the renovation of The ARCA Copy Center and the establishment of an ARCA Business Enterprises, Business Manager. Among the businesses operated by ARCA are Scanlon Farm, The ARCA Copy Center, and ARCA Janitorial Services. These businesses are a life-line for under-employed persons with disabilities, providing unique opportunities for social sector partnerships with ARCA.
For more information on ARCA's amazing programs, visit http://www.arc-a.org/