Why Join The Arc?
We serve over 500 individuals with mild to profound disabilities. With seven program sites and dozens of community placements, we have a presence in every city and town in Alameda County.
The Arc of the East Bay is a non-profit organization committed to helping people with intellectual and developmental challenges lead rich, fulfilling lives by empowering them to fully utilize their abilities and community resources Meaningful opportunities to grow and learn are provided through a variety of programs. Participation is based on the individual’s informed choice.
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Alternative Ventures Program (AVP)
This is a 5 day a week program for individuals over the age of 18 who wish to partake in programming that is both on-site and in the community. Participants should be motivated for volunteer, social, recreational, life skills, and community building skills sets. Daily exercise, stamina/movement development are strongly encouraged. Occasional paid work may be provided.
Life skills, Employment, Access and Partnerships (LEAP)
The purpose of LEAP (Life Skills, Employment, Access Partnerships) is to assist people in exploring their interests and needs, to provide access to better educational & economic opportunities, to provide individual informed choices, and to assist in providing access to the community. LEAP is a 1:3 ratio.
Supported Community Options Project of the East Bay (SCOPE)
The Arc of the East Bay’s adult development program, called SCOPE, teaches people who have severe to profound disabilities basic learning skills such as personal safety, community access, grooming, and hygiene. The goal is to ensure that all individuals reach their full potential in natural social environments and gain the experience of being valued members of the community in which they live.
Community Services Program (CS) Supported Employment Opportunities
The Arc of the East Bay provides extensive one-on-one training and job-related support in community employment sites. There is ongoing follow-up support as needed, to ensure continued success. The Arc identifies and develops employment opportunities for individual and group placements.
LifeLinks Golf Program
The LifeLinks Program at The Arc of The East Bay introduces people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the game of golf. With guidance from PGA Professionals, volunteers provide participants with basic instructions on swing mechanics, chipping, and putting. Over time clients also learn the other fundamentals of golf: honesty, etiquette, sportsmanship, persistence and responsibility.
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