ARC of Martin County and ARC of St. Lucie County merge to become ARC of the Treasure Coast - a powerhouse for good
The ARC of Martin County and ARC of St. Lucie County have merged to become the ARC of the Treasure Coast starting January 2023. The Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged is dedicated to assisting, supporting, and empowering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential.
ARC has grown steadily over the years since it began in 1956. This merger will bring these two distinguished groups together to form a powerhouse for good. The Treasure Coast division will provide vital services from Vero Beach to Palm Beach Gardens and Okeechobee.
Some of ARC’s exceptional programs include summer camps and After-School programs for children. Residential and supported living services, day training programs, community inclusion services, transportation, intensive behavioral services, and Advanced Employment Services for adults.
Keith Muniz has been President and CEO of the ARC of Martin County and will remain in that role for the ARC of the Treasure Coast.
“The merger allows us to create a stronger unit to help more people who are unserved or underserved along the Treasure Coast. While our name is changing, we will still be providing the same critical services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges, as well as support for their families,” said Muniz.
ARC has a number of events each year to raise funds and welcomes financial donations from the community. Volunteers are also needed. To find out how you can help, please visit www.arcmc.org.
Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to assisting and supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential through residential, vocational, behavioral, and other related healthcare services.
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