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
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.
"To provide quality comprehensive serves to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including
autism spectrum disorders that empower them in all aspects of life."
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
- Fairfields, Inc. — manages MCAR's rural property and homes.
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.