Jacob's Story

Dear Friends of The Arc Carroll County,


It is with such gratitude to The Arc Carroll County that our family writes this letter. Our son Jacob Gallagher has been part of The Arc in Maryland for 8 years. When we moved to Carroll County from Baltimore County four years ago we were very happy to have him be so easily welcomed to The Arc in Westminster.

As soon as Jacob started at The Arc Carroll County, I had a sense that he was relaxing and very quickly feeling that he was at home and would finally be happy. His work experiences previous to our move had been highly stressful. The staff in Carroll County worked very carefully to find Jacob an appropriate job and then provide all the support he required to finally be successful. Jacob exudes joy, but realistically it took a great deal of patience and dedication on the part of the staff to get him able to be a valued staff member at his current job. He has been there almost three years now!

He truly sees The Arc Carroll County as “His Arc”. He never wants to stay home. He has so many friends and considers the staff as friends and family. We are impressed at the depth of commitment and caring of all the people surrounding our son. We actually wish we could adopt his long time support person, but his family might object!

And to be honest, we did not foresee how amazing the brand new building would be. I know it has opened up the breadth of services that can be provided to the over 700 clients there. It is a wonderful new, spacious home for The Arc. We can be very proud of what we have as families at this lovely facility.

We join with the staff, clients, families and friends, in asking for your financial support for The Arc  Carroll County in the New Year.


P.S. Please consider making a monthly gift to The Arc Carroll County. Your gift will provide The Arc with ongoing support needed each month to assist people like Jacob. Simply visit The Arc online at www.arccarroll.com, select “Donate” and then “Give to The Arc.”  Thank you!

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Thank you for caring!

Sincerely,

Guy and Cindy Dickens, and Jacob Gallagher

P.S.  Please consider making a monthly gift to The Arc Carroll County.  Your gift will provide The Arc with ongoing support needed each month to support people like Jacob.  Click here to get started.  Thank you!