Current Updates and Information Related to COVID-19

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), The Arc of Monroe suspended operations of our site-based day programs, including community habilitation, recreation, and pre-vocational program on March 17th, 2020. For the safety of people we support in our residential homes, OPWDD has directed the temporary suspension of individual community outings and home visits. Essential personnel are permitted entry into residential homes for the direct care and support to people who live there.

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Community Resources

If you are looking for resources in the Monroe County area to assist you and your loved ones during this time of COVID-19, please see the list below. Thank you.

Activities & Resources


The Arc of Monroe’s Self Advocacy group, the Arc Alliance is run by and for the people we support. Each month, we discuss topics that help us learn how to become better advocates for ourselves and how we collectively can use our voices to impact change in the community.  Some of our recent meetings have included a lesson on HIPAA rights, a conversation with Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle, as well as our personal goals and “bucket lists.” All staff and people we support are welcome to join on us on zoom the fourth Thursday of every month.

Next Meeting: Thursday 5/28 at 11:30am   Meeting ID: 949 5238 3507

Roc PrideAbility is for people with disabilities who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s an informal and social group that connects people with each other and provides a safe, inclusive space. While we typically meet at the Out Alliance, Equal Grounds, and in other places throughout the community, we are continuing to meet monthly on zoom at 3:30pm on the second Tuesday of every  month.

Next Meeting:  Tuesday, 6/9 at 3:30pm   Meeting ID: 410 325 6315  Password: 2060

SANYS- The Self Advocacy Association of New York State connects self-advocacy groups in each region.  The Western and Finger Lakes region host many events throughout the week to  help people connect, learn, and ask questions.

Tuesdays 4pm: Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 828 3185 1943
Wednesdays 1pm-3pm:  Meeting ID: 209 850 037
Fridays 1pm-3pm:  Meeting ID: 477 357 603

Please email Brian Potvin,  with any questions.

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Interested in Giving?

There are many ways to help The Arc of Monroe during these trying times.

One way is our "Dining Out at Home" program. Prepare your favorite meal, and deliver it to the people in one of our residential homes, or order a meal in from your favorite restaurant. This would be a delight to the people in our homes!
Click here to deliver a meal.

A second way is to help cover the costs accrued due to the need for extra personal protective equipment, including masks, gowns, and gloves If you would like to make a donation, we would greatly appreciate it. Click here to make a donation.