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Mission & Core Values

Mission & Core Values

Since 1953, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) has helped people with differing abilities build better lives one person at a time. The Arc NCR supports individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities from birth through the end of life, or over “The Arc of their lifetime.” Learn about each of our programs offered in Harford and Cecil Counties by clicking the links below:

  • Community Living
    Empowering people to live as independently as possible in a home of their own.
  • Community Partners
    Building skills for independence in the community.
  • Employment Services
    Matching the unique skills of job candidates with identified business needs, including services for Transitioning Youth.
  • Family Support Services
    Supporting families over “The Arc of a Lifetime,” offering a variety of personalized support to empower families and individuals to access available services.
  • Personal Supports
    Connecting people with the community to achieve their personal goals.
  • Treatment Foster Care
    Consider opening your heart and home to a child in need.

Our Mission
The Arc NCR empowers people with differing abilities to live, work and thrive in the community.

Our Vision
A world where people with differing abilities lead personally valued lives.

Our Tagline
Advocate. Educate. Participate.

Our Core Values

We believe all people have the right to be and feel respected. We show honor and esteem to all people we come in contact with. This is done with appreciation and dedication to their right and privilege to be treated as someone with worth.

We implement the principles of self-determination; Freedom to make choices; Authority over services & support; Responsibility for organizing resources; Supports necessary to live in the community.

We believe everyone should have supports that assist them to be involved in real life opportunities in places with others to the benefit of all.

We are responsive to our internal and external customers, resource contributors, community and each other.

Community Building
We deliver on customers’ needs through new and existing community partnerships and creative use of resources.

The Arc NCR supports people with differing abilities to create lives that mirror yours and mine: students attending neighborhood schools, adults going to work and living in their own homes, and individuals enjoying the social and recreational opportunities in their communities. We are a private, non-profit local chapter of The Arc Maryland and The Arc of the United States, the largest national community-based organization devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for all adults and children with developmental disabilities.





Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Mailing Address
4513 Philadelphia Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: (410) 836-7177
Fax: (410) 893-3909