Arc of Northwest Wayne County

aka The Arc of NW Wayne County   |   Redford, MI   |  www.thearcnw.org

Mission

The Arc of NW Wayne County is committed to building inclusive communities through advocacy, support and information. The Arc of NW Wayne County believes that people with developmental disabilities have:
-Individual strengths and abilities

-The right to a full range of supports

-The right to self-determination

-The right to full participation

-The right to respect and dignity

Notes from the nonprofit

The Arc of Northwest Wayne County is developing an endowment to ensure that generations yet to come will be able to receive its services. Your financial contributions are needed to grow the endowments foundation. Support The Arc of Northwest Wayne County's important advocacy work to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a financial contribution to its endowment.

Ruling year info

1963

Principal Officer

Mrs. Christine Lerchen

Main address

26049 Five Mile Rd

Redford, MI 48239 USA

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Formerly known as

Association for Retarded Citizens

EIN

38-6056677

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

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Programs and results

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Advocacy

Advocacy -
Life just got a little easier.  Arc advocates are someone to talk to who is understanding and knowledgeable about the unique needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Support and information is provided for all aspects of life from birth to old age (i.e., mental health services, special education services, civil rights, housing, transportation, recipient rights, any other related concerns). Navigating service systems, whether it be infant programs, special education or adult mental health, is Arc advocates speciality.  Get information and help today!  Call 313-532-7915

Population(s) Served

Every child can play with toys and have fun!  Lekotek is a play library that facilitates fun and play with children who experience developmental disabilities.  Monthly one hour individual family play sessions are scheduled for lots fun with typical and specially adapted toys.  The child and their family conclude each play session by selecting 6 toys to check out for fun at home.  Sessions are facilitated by trained and certified Lekotek play leaders.  Call for a free play session.  313-532-8524

Population(s) Served

When you have a son or daughter with a intellectual and developmental disability you will need special information to help you play for their future.  The After I'm Gone project helps by holding monthly informational sessions and individualized meetings on topices such as; Social Security, Department of Human Services (Home Help), mental health services and supports, special needs trusts, housing options, alternatives to guardianship, and more.  To begin planning for the future call 313-532-7915.

Population(s) Served

The Community Pariticipation project helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities explore and access a variety of leisure and recreation activities that exist in the community.  The project helps the individual and their family or support staff create a plan of activities for every season that are of interest to the individual.

Population(s) Served

GAIN provides information about legal alternatives to guardianship for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Information is shared through individual meetings and group trainings as well as a GAIN toll free telephone line 1-888-

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Affiliations & memberships

The ARC of the United States 1961

United Way Member Agency 1968

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Building inclusive communities that provide the opportunity for self-determined lives for everyone. The Arc of Northwest Wayne County supports the civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through advocacy, support, and information.

Information is shared with the members and the community through monthly newsletters, thearcnw.org website, The Arc NW Wayne County Facebook page, informational sessions, and one on one conversations with advocates. The Arc of Northwest Wayne County also works to improve services through systems advocacy on the local, state and federal levels.

The Arc of Northwest Wayne County, founded in 1961, is known locally and throughout the state as the organization that is committed to up holding the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All programs and services focus on the organization's mission to "build inclusive communities through advocacy, support and information". Professional, knowledgeable, experienced staff assist every person with the most current information that will help them access and improve needed supports. Staff go above and beyond their knowledge base to find answers to empower individuals so they can make informed decisions that affect their lives. Information is also available at thearcnw.org website and The Arc of Northwest Wayne County Facebook page.

Over 5,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities received advocacy assistance from The Arc of Northwest Wayne County in 2016. We are currently awaiting response to proposals submitted to expand access to trained, experienced, knowledgeable advocates throughout the Detroit, Wayne County area.

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Arc of Northwest Wayne County

Board of directors
as of 8/31/2017
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Board chair

Janice Radon

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Term: 2011 - 2012

Janice Radon

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Jean Walsh

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Rebecca Wenglinski

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Marianne Licari

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Susan Erspamer

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