Wendy’s many hats at the Arc

Staff Perspectives

Wendy Guinn has worn many hats in her career at the Arc of Monroe. She began in a direct support position as a Therapy Aide at Crittenden Day Treatment Program (currently Lambert Day Services) and was later promoted to Team Leader in a core room. Over the years Wendy has held positions as a Treatment Coordinator, Treatment Coordinator – Special Services, Health Care Treatment Manager, Assistant Director of Crittenden Day Treatment Program, Director of Fairport Day Services, Associate Director of Quality Improvement for Day Programs, and PrecisionCare Administrator. Her interest in process brought her to her current position where she …

Nature’s Pharmacy

Health and Wellness

Health Tips Nature’s Pharmacy Nature provides us with so many wonderful things, but how often do we think about the foods that Nature gives us and what they do for us?  There are actually so many clues that tell us how these foods (especially when eaten in raw form) help different parts of our body! Look at this carrot slice!  It literally looks just like the human eye!  We all know that carrots are great for our eye sight by increasing blood flow to the eye!!!         Your heart has four chambers – the left and right …

Residential housing opportunities

Programs and Services

The Arc of Monroe offers great opportunities for people who are looking for a more independent housing opportunity. Both options provide a supported apartment setting where people can make friends, form a supportive community, and work towards living more independently. Supported Apartments at Fernwood Fernwood Apartments is a great option for people who are working towards living independently in the community. The apartments are in Irondequoit area and is on a bus line. It provides on-site staff support from 6am to 10pm daily, and there is a 24 hour manager on call to support as needed. The staff support with …

Human Resources

From Direct Support to Human Resources

Staff Perspectives

Completely by happenstance in college Michelle Bubel-Kempa had an internship in the human services field and fell in love with it.  She went on to graduate from college with a degree in human services. Started began her career as a Direct Support Professional and was involved in opening Ward Hill and also worked at Clover Hills when that opened. Based on experience she was promoted to Residence Manager soon thereafter. Career opportunity and advancement Her next step was to transition to the Recreation Department in Lambert.  It was in this position that she gained a lot of skills and confidence …

Trauma informed care

Health and Wellness

We are a trauma informed agency Until recently trauma informed care did not focus on people with developmental disabilities but that is rapidly changing. The Arc of Monroe is taking a leadership position on this initiative and we are part of a collaborative team across the county. This model of care is very much in alignment with our core values. Did you know? People with Developmental Disabilities are 4X more likely to be exposed to trauma than those without disabilities Studies indicate that up 80% of women with disabilities may have been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives …