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The Arc of Monmouth

Give with Curchin in support of The Arc of Monmouth.

The Curchin Group is rallying donations for The Arc of Monmouth as part of its charity spotlight series. The Arc has long been doing crucial, wonderful work in our community; its ongoing efforts are even more important during these difficult times.

The Arc of Monmouth: Mission & Services

The Arc of Monmouth supports and empowers individuals with autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live, work, and participate in their communities. The Arc serves 1,600 individuals in Monmouth County, providing an array of services aimed to help each person reach their goals, including:

  • Residential Services – The Arc of Monmouth operates 10 group homes as well as supervised apartments and a supportive living program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Residential Services have continued to provide 24/7 care to all residents, helping them maximize their independence and participate in engaging activities while staying safe at home.
  • Adult Services – The Arc has five adult day programs, two of which are specialized to give additional supports to individuals with more complex medical needs or who have dual diagnoses of both a mental health condition and a developmental disability. Currently, Adult Services is running virtual programming, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., via videoconference.
  • Health Services – Clinicians provide individual and group behavioral health counseling and outpatient medication management to more than 550 individuals.
  • Recreation – The Arc offers opportunities for friendship, fun, cultural immersion, and community involvement to hundreds of adults with disabilities.
  • Employment Readiness – The Work Opportunity Center in Long Branch offers vocational training, while the Keep Achieving (Kach) program delivers an inclusive college experience to young adults with I/DD, in collaboration with Brookdale Community College. The Achievement Zone offers both community inclusion and prevocational training activities to young adults to help them define their career goals and prepare for the next chapter of adulthood.

History

In 1949, a group of parents came together to fill gaps in crucial services for their children with I/DD. They ran an ad in the local newspaper announcing that there would be a meeting at the Red Bank Borough Hall. The association that emerged from the meeting would grow to become The Arc of Monmouth.

Throughout its 70-plus-year history, The Arc has remained true to its mission to improve and enhance the lives of persons with I/DD and their families through services and supports, advocacy, collaboration with community partners and community education.

The Arc is committed to assisting people with I/DD to thrive in every aspect of their lives.

How to Support The Arc of Monmouth Right Now

You can make a difference in the lives of over 1,600 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Monmouth County. The Arc of Monmouth is the organization behind affordable housing for over 150 individuals, enriching recreation activities and trips for nearly 600 participants, employment opportunities for over 400 people each year, behavioral health care for countless adults and children, and guidance for many families across Monmouth County.

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In lieu of the 2020 Curchin Open Miniature Golf Tournament for Charity, The Curchin Group is promoting local charities remotely to keep “putting” our best efforts toward the greater good, together from a distance.

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