The Arc of Union/Cabarrus was honored to be the recipient of several awards at The Arc of North Carolina's annual conference, held in early October in Raleigh.
Its time again for The Arc of NC's Annual Conference! Taking place in Raleigh on October 4th and 5th of this year, The Arc of NC has partnered with Disability Rights NC for the conference, meaning there will be a number of great sessions where you can get advice from some of the experienced legal minds and advocates at DRNC!
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Happy July 1! We are pleased to announce that The Arc of Union and The Arc of Cabarrus have officially joined forces into one agency. We are now called The Arc of Union/Cabarrus and you'll notice our new domain reflects what we believe we mean to our families.
Throughout the course of a life of someone with an intellectual or developmental disability-- whether it's a diagnosis, early intervention, school-based services, transition issues, vocational or residential options, guardianship, or end-of-life issues: THE ARC IS THERE.
We hope you will bear with us as we make all these transitions! You need to know that there is a presence of The Arc in both counties- we are maintaining offices in Monroe as well as in Concord, but our behind-the-scenes operations are now merged together. Thanks for your patience as we work out all our kinks.
And a very happy 4th of July to you all! -Melinda
The Winter Ball of 2013 was a great success! Thank you to all who came out and supported The Arc in a night of dancing, delicious food and drink, and the company of great people. Without our friends, volunteers, members, and more The Arc wouldn't be able to do what it does. Thank you for a wonderful year, and we look forward to 2013!
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The Arc is beginning our annual Operation Santa program! Many of you may already know that Operation Santa is a program that provides more than 250 individuals in Cabarrus County with their ONLY source of Christmas gifts. These people have medical diagnoses of an intellectual/developmental disability and a severe financial strain which renders families unable to provide gifts during the holiday seasons.
Monroe, NC- The Arc of Cabarrus County and The Arc of Union County will have one executive director provide leadership to both organizations, and be sharing much of their resources. The arrangement has Melinda Plue, current Executive Director The Arc of Union County, taking the reins of both organizations as of October 29th.
Filled with warm smiles, beautiful singing, great food, and plenty of wonderful people, the thirty-seventh Annual Awards Banquet for the Arc was a great success. Thank you to all who came out, and a special thanks to all of the volunteers who helped, the Arc is only as good as it's volunteers!
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