About The Arc of Mercer County

Since 1952, The Arc of Mercer County has been a leading provider of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are a 501(c)3, tax exempt, non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by a membership of family members, friends, and supporters.

We are a chapter of The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United State, the nation's largest volunteer-based organization devoted to issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

As a member of these organizations, we work on state and local levels to:

  • promote the full range of human and civil rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism
  • make the public aware of the needs and potential of individuals with disabilities
  • promote better residential services
  • develop employment opportunities for people with disabilities
  • educate the public about the causes and prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • provide services not available from public and other private agencies.

Our Mission

"To provide quality comprehensive serves to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders that empower them in all aspects of life."

Our Organization

The Arc of Mercer County provides advocacy services for individuals with disabilities and their families. The Arc is also the parent organization to a family of private, non-profit organizations. This family consists of:

  • MCAR — provides all the services we offer adults with disabilities
  • The Arc Foundation — supports The Arc and MCAR through private and public donations, fundraisers, and grant funding and provides special needs planning resources for families
  • MCRA — provides transitional rehabilitative work for disabled individuals with occupationally related injuries
  • Fairfields, Inc. — manages MCAR's rural property and homes.

Our Services

In addition to advocacy services through The Arc, we offer quality, comprehensive services through MCAR, including vocational training, work opportunities, residential services, an older adult day program, recreational activities, and a variety of family services.

These services focus on advancing the skill levels, achievement, independence, self-determination, inclusion, and a better life for our individuals. We strive to be the service provider of choice to people with intellectual disabilities and other special needs.

In all that we do, we work to demonstrate our fundamental values — caring, respect, dignity, integrity, safety, and wellness. Families and individuals with disabilities trust our leadership, innovation, professional expertise, quality of service, management accountability, and integrity.

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