Who is supporting you while you support others?

Health and Wellness

Many of us are drawn by the need to support other people. But are we caring for ourselves? Burnout and fatigue leave us exhausted. Coffee and energy drinks leave us with a mid-day slump. So what can we do to help recharge our batteries and fill up our cup? Self Care… can help you get you battle the burnout and fatigue. is about more than a spa day or shopping trip. can be defined as any deliberate action you take to support your mental, physical, and emotional health. includes getting enough sleep and fueling your body with healthy foods. includes …

Open Interviews for Direct Support Professionals

Open Interviews for Direct Support Professionals

Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to feel good about what you do every day? If you want a rewarding job the Arc of Monroe may be the perfect place for you. You would be a good fit if your background includes Human Services, Teaching Assistant, Paraprofessional, Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Customer Service, being collaborative, empathetic and caring. Apply ahead at arcmonroe.org/careers and/or bring your updated resume to our Open Interviews and meet with our hiring team. OPEN INTERVIEWS Every Tuesday Time: 9a-3p Location: 2060 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road, Rochester, NY 14623

ArcWorks, Contract Manufacturing

ArcWorks integrating people with disabilities into the workforce

Programs and Services

By: Velvet Spicer November 27, 2019 published in the Rochester Business Journal. In 2017, just 6 percent of Monroe County’s more than 57,000 disabled residents were employed, and of the nearly 20,000 total individuals unemployed in the county that year, some 19 percent were people with disabilities. ArcWorks, a program of the Arc of Monroe, is looking to improve that. “We’re an integrated contract manufacturer that employs assembly operators and individuals with disabilities,” said ArcWorks’ business development manager Melissa Mayo. “Many people who come in to take a tour, I don’t know what their thoughts were in the past, but when they …

Clinic Manager appreciates colleagues

Staff Perspectives

Terra Heigl’s first job after graduating college in 1985 was as a Residential Manager with the Arc of Monroe, supporting people living at the Gorsline residence run by our agency. After almost four years in that position she transitioned to be Vocational Counselor at the Ridge Center sheltered employment program. Always desiring to do more, she made the move to our Article 16 Clinic as a Rehabilitation Counselor, and was in that position for close to 20 years.  At the clinic she was also a Treatment Coordinator for five years, and in February 2019 received a promotion to Clinic Manager. …

College Experience

My college experience

Stories Of People We Support

To support services like these please consider making a donation. MCC Highlight By: Tori Campbell Hi my name is Victoria Campbell. I am one of the Pathways students though the Arc of Monroe. I am starting my first Pathways semester this semester. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, my day starts off with meeting Molly, one of the Arc staff, at the Transit Center. We meet at Gate 11 and then take Bus 55 to the Brighton MCC campus. I have an 8:00am class it’s called COS (College Orientation and Success Strategies) 133 which is required for entering college students. After …

ArcWorks

A 38-year career at ArcWorks

Staff Perspectives

Gloria Boose was hired as a Clerk/Typist 38 years ago at what is now ArcWorks. The best thing about coming to work every day, in her opinion, is seeing the people we support. “Everyone is genuine. It’s so refreshing. I feel like I’m doing something good and helping people. This job is rewarding.” Having been with the Arc for so long she has seen many people who used to work at ArcWorks move on to our Silver Lining program, a service for retirement-aged people we support. Gloria expresses that she’s had good supervisors and directors along the way who made …

Fundraiser

Guest Bartender Night at Silk District Pub

Come support The Arc Foundation of Monroe at Silk District Pub in Corn Hill – all tips donated to The Arc Foundation of Monroe   Tuesday, November 12th 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Guest Bartenders 5:30-6:30 PM Dino Kay (Fickle 93.3, Stephens Media Group) Steve Hausman (Rochester Media Personality) Phil Andolina (Lawley) Guest Bardenters 6:30 – 7:30 PM Brian Callahan (RE/MAX Plus) Mike Parker (Sr. Director Facilities & Transportation The Arc of Monroe)   All the tips collected during the Guest Bartender timeframe will be donated to The Arc of Monroe.   Also enjoy: 50¢ wings ½ off all appetizers …

person centered language information session

Information Session: Person Centered Language

Information Session for teachers, special education staff and care coordinators Topic: Person Centered Language Training synopsis: Language is the most important way we show respect to each other. As the words we use continue to evolve , it’s important to be aware of the labels and stereotypes that language perpetuates. We’ll have an interactive discussion on how we can use language that is respectful and inclusive, and why this is important. Presenter: Brian Potvin, Arc of Monroe – Personal Outcome Measures Interviewer   Where: 2060 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd. 14623   When: Thursday, November 21st, 2019, 3pm – 4pm   …

Guardianship Coordinator

From Direct Support to Guardianship

Staff Perspectives

Terri Lazeski has a long history of helping people. Some of her first experiences include taking care of a boy who had a feeding tube and working at a summer camp for children with disabilities while she was in high school. She graduated with a degree in education and learning disabilities and started her career at the Arc of Monroe at our Clover Hills house in a direct support role. This was her first full time job in the field.  She worked at this location for a year and then moved to Lambert (formerly Crittenden) as a Team Leader, working …