About The Arc of Blackstone Valley
The Arc of Blackstone Valley, founded in 1955, is the principle service organization for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Blackstone Valley area. The agency currently employs approximately 250 individuals and serves close to 300 adults including residents of the Arc's properties and consumers of its supportive services.
The Arc offers residential and family services as well as vocational, therapeutic, recreational and advocacy programs. These services are provided through more than 25 programs that operate throughout the organization's service area.
Your Vision…Our Work
In 2015, The Arc of Blackstone Valley will celebrate its 60th year of advocating for and helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities improve their quality of life. Our values are founded on the belief that all individuals are able and entitled to live, learn, work, and socialize in inclusive and supportive communities. The Arc works very hard to make this vision a reality through its residential, employment and recreational programs.
But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to make this vision a reality. Private support from individuals like you will enable The Arc to develop new and innovative programs ensuring that our consumers have full access and full participation in the community.
Consider a gift this Holiday season to help us strengthen our employment and job training initiatives, recreational programming and our businesses: Flying Shuttles Studio, SORT, New to You, New to You Too, Daggett Farm Greenhouse, and Valley Landscaping.
Donate today to start our 60th Anniversary Celebration!
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The Arc's Frank Howard has been named one of Community Provider Network of Rhode Island’s (CPNRI) Direct Support Professionals of the Year. Read More
Professional of the Year
Tony Fernandes was honored as the Arc of Blackstone Valley's Professional of The Year at its Annual Awards Celebration. Read More
Adaptive Yoga Classes
The Shri Studio Adaptive Project provides yoga classes for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These inclusive classes are fun and energetic and teach students basic yoga postures, sequences, stretches, breathing and meditation techniques in a safe, nurturing environment. Watch video
Annual Awards Celebration
2014 Golf Tournament
National Arc Website