The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and
participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
In-Home and Community Supports
Home and Community Habilitation services offers one-on-one assistance to daily living. Our employees work with individuals on defined goals meant to build and maintain independence. The following living skills for independence includes:
-Self Care and Personal Hygiene:
Bathing, grooming and eating.
-Personal Health Care:
Medical appointments and doctor visits.
Shopping, cleaning, meal planning and cooking.
Transportation, community services,
and financial management.
Companion Services build a relationship with individuals through activities in their own home and in the community. These activities promote community inclusion and integration. Mentors and the individuals enjoy their time together. This service is meant to ensure the health and safety of the individual while in the community or in the individual’s home.
The Arc’s Respite Care Program provides quality care for the individual with a disability while giving family members short term relief from their day-to-day care giving routines. On a per-arranged basis, qualified care providers come to the home and care for the person or take them out in the community.
Free Advocacy Services
All Advocacy supports provided by The Arc are at-will in nature to the person/family utilizing these services. Advocacy is vital in improving and sustaining quality of life for people with disabilities. The Arc of Clarion and Venango County offers advocacy supports free of charge to people with disabilities and their families to assist in the following areas:
- Practice of self-determination.
- Practice of self-protection.
- Obtaining necessary services.
- Identifying and overcoming barriers to
discrimination in the community.
- Be protected from abuse and neglect.