PAWTUCKET, RI (July 19, 2012) – The Arc of Blackstone Valley has relocated to offices on Prospect Street to make way for a new senior housing development. The Arc has left its headquarters at 115 Manton Street to allow for the construction of 20 senior housing apartments. The senior housing is part of the Arc’s Manton Street Initiative, designed to transform a vacant lot and the Arc’s existing headquarters into 30 one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors and the disabled.
The Arc’s administrative staff will remain in Pawtucket at 500 Prospect Street. The move will have no affect on the Arc’s programs. Phone numbers and other contact information will remain the same.
The Manton Street Initiative got underway in May with the groundbreaking of Belmont Commons, a 10-unit building for adults with disabilities. The Arc’s current location will be demolished later this year to make way for a second building, Keats Gardens. Both projects are expected to be completed in 2013.
The Arc of Blackstone Valley, created 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 advocacy, vocational, housing and recreational programs. These services are provided through more than 25 programs, both residential and day, that operate throughout the organization's service area. For more information, call (401) 727-0150.