Peggy Robinson Joins Arc of Monroe as Talent Acquisition Specialist

Staff Perspectives

Peggy Robinson joined The Arc of Monroe team in March as a Talent Acquisition Specialist to recruit direct support professionals across the agency, as well as help with other tasks within the human resources department. She comes into this new role with more than 20 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the HR field. Prior to her role at The Arc of Monroe, Peggy was employed in the HR department at Anthony Jordan Health Corporation and the Rochester City School District. Peggy earned both a Bachelors Degree in General Business and an Masters Degree in Human Resources …

Arc of Monroe End of Life Committee Offers Support for Caregivers

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, Director of Nursing at The Arc of Monroe End of Life – What does it mean to the caregiver? Even when you know the end of life is approaching for someone you support, you might not feel prepared. Looking after a person who is dying can be very stressful. It’s common to feel like you don’t know what to do, what to say or how to cope. You might feel angry, sad or totally unprepared. You could also feel frightened about how it will happen and if you will be able to cope. However, once you …

Ruth Roberts Shows Continual Support After Hours

Stories Of People We Support

Ruth Roberts has been participating in the ArcWorks Community Prevocational volunteer group since January 2022. Roberts works closely with the Ronald McDonald House Charities where she takes time out of her day to help buy snacks and prepare them into snack bags. Snack bags include items such as granola bars, pudding cups, trail mix, and crackers. These snack bags are available all day for families who have loved ones receiving services at Strong Hospital. Roberts loves giving back to the community and feels that it is her responsibility as a Christian woman. “I’m Christian, and we believe it’s good to …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons Debbie Stauber Loves Working at The Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you! Here are 3 reasons Debbie Stauber, Employment Specialist with the Adult Project Search Program through Job Path loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Personal Growth As an employee at The Arc of Monroe for the past 32 years, I have been able to witness the individuals we support grow to their fullest extent. Watching the individuals that we support come in unsure of themselves at the beginning of the year, and then …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons Matt Fico Loves Working at The Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you! Here are 3 reasons Community Outreach Coordinator, Matt Fico, loves working at The Arc of Monroe. People-centric In my personal experience, The Arc of Monroe takes on a bottom-to-top approach. This means The Arc focuses heavily on the values and opinions of its employees. I love hearing from different employees in other departments as it makes this work environment very welcoming. Knowing that we all are able to work together and provide the …

The Arc of Monroe Forms New End of Life Committee

Health and Wellness, Programs and Services, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, Director of Nursing The Arc of Monroe nursing team works hard to best serve our staff and the people we support. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, the team ran 990 medical appointments for the people we support. Our latest endeavor is to develop an “End of Life” committee. What does end of life mean? I asked a few people who are on the committee, and this is what they shared: “Doing it my way. Living every day, including the last days of my life in comfort, support, and dignity where I want and with …

The Arc Foundation of Monroe Welcomes New Board of Directors Chair

Arc Foundation of Monroe

Since its inception, The Arc Foundation of Monroe has continually expanded in innovative ways to meet the needs of people supported and employed by The Arc of Monroe. A large part of the Foundation’s success has been due to its engaged board members. For the last three years, Lisa Powers has graciously led as the Foundation’s Board Chair. Shortly after Lisa moved back to Rochester in 1999, she began working with a family who had a son with Down syndrome. As she continued her law career working with this family, she developed an affinity for people who had disabilities and …