The Arc of Union County provides community based housing and support services for over 100 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The agency maintains 23 group homes including a supervised apartment program.
Located in residential neighborhoods, each house is a home, and reflects the personality and interests of its respective residents. The Arc provides the necessary structure, trainings and staff support to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and to promote community inclusion and quality of life. Each program has 24 hour supervision by trained staff. Residents and staff work together to maintain a comfortable, safe, and healthy home environment.
The level of support and personal assistance provided to residents of each home varies based upon each individual’s needs and the nature of his or her disabilities. Residents are provided with appropriate levels of supervision, medical care, and help with their daily living needs. Staff also provides individualized training in areas of self-help, independence, and community living.
Other supports for residents include nutritional and dietary consultation and training, medical management, goal planning, and speech, physical and occupational therapies and behavioral services. The Arc’s Quality Assurance department meet with each resident at least twice per year to assess the services provided for him or her, which provides a forum for feedback from residents and their families or guardians.
The Arc’s residential programs are structured to reflect the belief that all people should be allowed and encouraged to live, enjoy life, and be a part of their community. Residents of The Arc group homes and apartments are active in their neighborhoods, often participating in social and recreational opportunities, working jobs, and as members of houses of worship. Independence, choice, and self-advocacy are encouraged for all residents.