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 currently offers the following services to individuals with differing abilities living in Harford and Cecil Counties:
- Supported Employment Services to adults
- Family Support Services to individuals (age 0-21) and their families
- Services for Transitioning Youth
- Treatment Foster Care Services to children and their families
- Supported Living and Personal Support Services to adults
- Community Partners day program for adults
The Arc NCR empowers people with differing abilities to live, work and thrive in the community.
A world where people with differing abilities lead personally valued lives.
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.
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.