Celebrating A Toast to The Arc!

Arc Foundation of Monroe

On Friday night we celebrated with A Toast to The Arc! We kicked off the night by saluting our Special Guest of Honor, Tori Campbell, who was selected for exhibiting determination and grit to overcome obstacles or challenges in her life in a continual effort towards growth and independence. 2021 Outstanding Champions This year’s 2021 Outstanding Champions were selected for their accomplishments and for their work to champion independence and success for all people: Cornerstone Award Warren Heilbronner This award is presented to a person or persons who stands for ingenuity and perseverance, and have been integral in sustaining and …

Clover Crew Holds Family and Friends BBQ

Employment, Staff Perspectives, Stories Of People We Support, What's In The News

By Chigozie Onwubalili, Clover Hills Residence Manager On August 21, 2021 the individuals supported and the entire team at Clover Hills (Clover Crew) had a Family and Friends BBQ. It was a wonderful opportunity to live the agency’s core value of camaraderie. Both the individuals and their families, together with the entire staff and their families met, socialized and established rapport. The day was colorful and bright. Although everyone was treading with caution as we all made safety a priority by social-distancing and mask wearing as much as possible, the event/day was filled with a sense of relief and freedom …

2021 Employee Milestone Celebration

Employment, Staff Perspectives, What's In The News

On September 30, 2021, The Arc of Monroe held the 2021 Employee Milestone Celebration. Employees are at the heart and soul of The Arc of Monroe, and it was exciting to celebrate at Shadow Lake Golf Club with the honorees from milestone years including 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, and 35 years. We celebrated longevity and honored each of those who reached a milestone in their career at The Arc of Monroe. As we hit the20-year milestone mark, we wanted to do something extra special for those who have given so much of …

September is Deaf Awareness Month & International Week of the Deaf Begins September 20

Advocacy, Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

September is Deaf Awareness Month and International Week of the Deaf begins September 20! The first International Day of the Deaf was first celebrated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in 1958. The day of awareness was later extended to a full week, becoming the International Week of the Deaf (IWD). Deaf Awareness Week (IWD) is a national week of celebrating deafness. It is observed annually throughout the last full week of September (to commemorate the first World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, which took place in September 1951). The week focuses on promoting the positive aspects of deafness, encouraging …

The Arc of Monroe Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

Volunteer

The Arc of Monroe announces two new members to its Board of Directors: Tori Campbell and Jennifer Shoemaker. Tori Campbell of Rochester has received services at The Arc of Monroe for the past six years. Most recently she was part of the MCC Experience program, a higher education transitional service that prepares participants for eventual community employment. Campbell took classes with traditional MCC students. People learn relevant, marketable employment skills and acquire vocational internship and volunteer experience in various departments on and off MCC campus. She’s looking forward to helping The Arc, and representing the people The Arc supports. “I …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you love what you do? If not, perhaps a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 of the reasons Manager Day Services Keeley Rice says working at The Arc of Monroe is so rewarding. I Feel Welcomed, Appreciated and Valued In my 5 years of working at The Arc, I’ve met so many amazing people – both people supported and coworkers. The Mission and Vision of The Arc is something we, as an agency, strive to …

Recognizing and Responding to Trauma

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives, Uncategorized

When you think about the signs of trauma, what do you imagine? Most people will think of someone curled up in a ball, alone, in a dark room, but that is more of a stereotype than reality. There are many signs and symptoms of trauma that are more subtle and you can be struggling with the effects of trauma without even realizing they are occurring. Because trauma can occur anytime our experience overwhelms our ability to cope you may even notice something is off but associate a trauma symptom with some other problem. Some outwardly obvious signs of trauma can …

Annual Awards Celebration Held in June

Programs and Services

This year’s 2021 Annual Business Meeting was a wonderful celebration held this June to honor four people that who have shown exceptional dedication and excellence at The Arc of Monroe. Held at the RIT Inn & Conference Center, four awards were presented, including the Weckesser Award, Walsh Award, Roger J. Robach Award and Robert & Winifred Wagner Award. Weckesser Award In 1998, The Weckesser Family established the Weckesser Award as a means to honor an individual who receives services at The Arc of Monroe. Nominees included Clyde Tisdale and Sue Wheeler, while this year’s winner was Dorothy Gilvens. Dorothy was …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe 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 Executive Assistant Pam Furr has continued working at The Arc of Monroe for over 25 years. I Love Many Things about working at The Arc of Monroe Usually when someone is asked why they love working at The Arc, including myself, many people would say it’s the people we support, along with our co-workers, which is true. …

Juneteenth flag

Juneteenth Resources and Events

Staff Perspectives

Juneteenth It is the oldest known holiday that commemorates the end of slavery and celebrates the emancipation of African-Americans in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19th (the name is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth”) On June 19th, 1865, the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas and informed enslaved people that the Civil War had ended and slavery had been abolished. Union soldiers were there to enforce President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had actually gone into effect more than two years earlier, on January 1, 1863. (In fact, Lincoln himself had been assassinated a …