Arc of the Piedmont, Inc.

A Life like Yours

aka The Arc   |   Charlottesville, VA   |  www.arcpva.org

Mission

We were founded in 1954 when a group of parents and friends of people with mental retardation came together to support each other. We still serve some of these same families and friends, working to ensure the full range of human and civil rights for people with disabilities and to improve their quality of life. The Arc of the Piedmont serves families, infants, children and adults with a wide range of support needs due to mental retardation and other disabilities. Our vision is for people with disabilities to be fully participating members of the community.

Ruling year info

1967

Executive Director

Mr. John Santoski

Deputy Director

Eric Van der loo

Main address

1149 Rose Hill Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA

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EIN

54-0740243

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

Employment Training (J22)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of funding in the mental health industry. Lack of Medicaid Waivers for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Awareness for the people we serve to be included in the community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

In-home Services

In-Home services are provided to adults and children throughout the Region 10 planning district.
The program provides individual staff to work 1:1 to implement the goals in a individual’s service plan.
The staff work with the individuals in their own homes as well as engaging them in community activities.
The number of hours of in-home supports provided varies based on each individual’s approved ISAR.

Population(s) Served

Provided by a family or individual who is licensed to provide care to an individual in their home.
The family or individual is licensed through The Arc and the host family is responsible for meeting the needs of the individual including implementing the person’s service plan goals.

Sponsored Residential Opportunities Available

The Arc of the Piedmont is looking for Sponsored Residential providers. This is a very exciting opportunity for the entire agency. The Arc of the Piedmont connects adults who have intellectual disabilities with families who take on the role of Family Sponsor. The Family Sponsor offers their home, time and support to an individual in daily living and skills that will help him or her achieve personal goals, independence and wider social supports. Sponsored Residential Providers are not direct employees of The Arc of the Piedmont; rather, they are contract employees.

In order to be considered for licensing, candidates must be found eligible based on criminal history background checks and Child Protective Services registry checks. Candidates must also meet requirements for minimum knowledge, skills and abilities according to their job description. For sponsored residential positions, the requirements are a total of one year direct experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities or a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, special education or related field. Completion of CPR, First Aid, College of Direct Supports within the first six months, medication administration. Training and certification are available through The Arc of the Piedmont.

Becoming a sponsored provider is a two-fold process. Both the individual who wants to become a sponsored provider and their home must meet standards. After an assessment of the candidate’s capabilities, experience and training, and financial capacity to meet expenses, and after it is determined that the home is suitable and meets requirements, the sponsored provider is licensed through the Arc of the Piedmont to provide care in their home. Placement is contingent upon the desire of the individual who is seeking placement.

For more information about Sponsored Residential opportunities please contact Karen O’Rourke at 977-4002 ext. 131 or e-mail: [email protected] .

Population(s) Served

The Charlottesville Day Support Program is located at 509 Park Street in Charlotesville, VA. The Day Support Program assists adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be more independent, learn new things, visit new places and make new friends. We provide individualized training in daily living skills, socialization, pre-vocational skills, and communication. Activities and experiences are designed to enable individuals to achieve their highest potential in interdependence and participation in the community.

For more information contact:
Karen O’Rourke
Deputy Director for Program Services
(434)977-4002 or [email protected]

Population(s) Served

Our Education and Advocacy Services help keep families and friends connected and supported.
The Arc of the Piedmont strives to secure and sustain the full range of rights,
opportunities and choices for a satisfying and productive life with dignity for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In addition to community education and peer support, we engage in legislative, administrative and legal advocacy at the local, state and federal levels to encourage new and better services and a welcoming community.



For more information contact us at (434) 977-4002 or e-mail: [email protected]

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To be the leading provider for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The principles that govern our behavior and the way we do business are:

Personal choice
Person-centered
Respect
Accountability
Professionalism
Advocacy

Our Education and Advocacy Services help keep families and friends connected and supported.
The Arc of the Piedmont strives to secure and sustain the full range of rights,
opportunities and choices for a satisfying and productive life with dignity for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In addition to community education and peer support, we engage in legislative, administrative and legal advocacy at the local, state and federal levels to encourage new and better services and a welcoming community.

The Arc of the Piedmont has a rich history spanning nearly 60 years and marked by accomplishment. We continue to carry out the mission and vision of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and siblings.

In 1954, a small group of parents and other concerned individuals came together to act as voices for change. At the time, little was known about the condition of intellectual disabilities (at the time referred to as 'mental retardation') or its causes. There were virtually no programs and activities in communities to assist in the development and care of children and adults with intellectual disabilities or to support families.

It was common at that time for doctors to tell parents that the best place for their child was in an institution. Emboldened by their collective desire to raise their children in the home and their stubborn refusal to accept that institutionalization was the only option, The Arc's founders fought even harder.

Like every parent of any child, they wanted more for their children. They wanted their children to lead fulfilling lives out in the community and not shuttered away in dark institutions. It was in that spirit that The Arc was born.

At the outset, the organization was committed to altering perceptions of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to educate parents and others regarding the potential of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc also worked to procure services for children and adults who were denied an education, the right to attend day care and preschools, and the right to work.

Over the last 60 years, The Arc has grown and adapted to the changes that people with disabilities face across their life span. Through the decades, The Arc has seen several name changes, advocated for the passage of state and federal legislation on behalf of people with disabilities and established a broad network of state and local chapters that range from small voluntary groups to large, professional organizations.

Now, The Arc of the Piedmont has purchased and is in the process of renovating a state of the art activity center that will quadruple the amount of space to be used by the people we serve in our day support program as well as offer more programs and services to more people with developmental disabilities in the local community.

Financials

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Arc of the Piedmont, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/9/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Rives Bailey

Montague Miller Real Estate

Term: 2017 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mrs. Holly Hilton

Hilton Attorney and Law Associates

Term: 2017 - 2019

Edward Pinson

BB&T Insurance

Catherine Lochner

Karen Boyle

Barbara Barrett

Herb Stewart

Western State Hospital

Kate Barrett

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