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
Household Chores: shopping, cleaning, meal
planning and cooking.
Public Resources: transportation, community
services, 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.
Free Advocacy Services
All Advocacy supports provided by The Arc are at-will in nature and free of charge 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 and
discrimination in the community.
- Be protected from abuse and neglect.
Supported Employment provides assistance such as job coaching, transportation, specialized job training, and individually tailored supervision. We believe that work is for everyone. Work is an important part of adult life. Work provides social and economic benefits. Working leads to a feeling of pride and achievement that is important to experiencing fulfillment in life. We are here to help you find the right job and keep it!
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.