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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Rowe
The Arc to hold 60th Anniversary Open House
(Westminster, MD) April 22, 2015 –The Arc Carroll County is celebrating its 60th year of helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives in our community.
The Arc Carroll County was founded in 1955 by a small group of parents who had children with special needs. They wanted an alternative to institutions such as Rosewood and Springfield State Hospital. They wanted their loved ones to remain in the community and have the same social and educational opportunities as everyone else.
For the last 60 years, The Arc has offered programs and services that have delivered on our founders’ vision. The Arc provides programs and support services that approximately 700 Carroll County residents rely upon every day. We serve families throughout the county, and are proud that 80 people are employed or volunteer at 70 local businesses in Carroll County.
We are proud of our history and excited about our future. Please come join us at The Arc at 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster on Thursday, April 30th, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to celebrate. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. Please RSVP to Kim Booe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I hope members of our business community come to help celebrate this significant milestone, and hear about some exciting news for our future,” said Don Rowe, The Arc Carroll County’s executive director.
The Arc Carroll County is a Westminster-based nonprofit that is dedicated to serving the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer transportation, housing, support services and vocational training and job assistance to approximately 700 clients in Carroll County. For more information visit us at www.arccarroll.com.