Arc supports people with intellectual, developmental disabilities

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Charity name: The Arc Carroll County

Address: 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster

Phone: 410-848-4124


Head of organization: Donald Rowe, Executive Director

Contact info:

Donation sought: Unrestricted financial contributions are needed most and have the greatest impact, according to Lisa Albin, director of development for The Arc.

Mission and goals: The Arc Carroll County works to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their individual pursuit of a fulfilling life.

Programs and services: The Arc provides support services to about 700 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Carroll. Services include vocational training and support either in-house or in a community employment setting; residential support either in an individual’s home or in one of 10 homes owned by The Arc; transportation for adults supported by The Arc, as well as 500 special education public school students; and self-determination and vocational skills educational support for students ages 14-21 through a 16-year partnership with Carroll County Public Schools.

What benefit does your organization have to Carroll County?: “The Arc believes that every individual with an intellectual or developmental disability is entitled to live a meaningful life and have the same opportunities that all others have,” said Albin. “The Arc provides support and advocacy to help the people we serve pursue their hopes and dreams and be successful citizens in our community.”

Financial data

Year: 2009

Total revenue: $10,601,593

Contributions and grants: $421,891

Program service revenue: 10,045,310

Other revenue: $115,393

Total expenses: $10,370,820

Salaries, other compensation, employee benefits: $8,033,874

Other expenses: $2,336,946

Revenue less expenses: $230,773