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 …

Why is trauma informed care important?

Health and Wellness

Why is trauma informed care important? Being trauma-informed means understanding how trauma affects a person and knowing how to respond to someone who has experienced it. This includes trauma that affects the people we support, our co-workers and managers, and ourselves. People all experience and cope with trauma and stress differently. When people cope using wishful thinking, or hoping that things will get better without actually making an action plan, they can experience emotional exhaustion, compassion fatigue, burnout, and dissatisfaction in their work. According to research done in 2009 by Devereux, Hastings, Noone, Firth, & Totsika utilizing coping skills that …

MCC Experience

Program Highlights of MCC Experience

Stories Of People We Support

To support college experience programs like these please consider making a donation. Community Involvement By: Timothy Hannon & Britnaie Smith On September 4, we went to a Welcome Back with SEGA college hour. During the college hour there was free brunch food, there were sunglasses to bring home that said, “My future’s so bright I gotta wear shades”. On the first Friday of September, we went to an Underground Railroad reenactment that was put together by the A.M.E. Zion church. Then we took a walking tour with one of the reenactors to find out about Rochester during the time of …

Dr Thomas Campbell

Arc Connections with Dr. Thomas Campbell

Please join The Arc of Monroe for our Arc Connections event with guest speaker, Dr. Thomas Campbell, M.D. When: Monday, Dec. 16th, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm Place: Nazareth College 4245 East Ave. Rochester, NY 14618 Shults Center-Forum Room FREE COMMUNITY EVENT with refreshments Space is limited, registration required. To register, fill out the form below, call (585) 672-2222, or email mfico@arcmonroe.org Following Dr. Campbell’s presentation we will have tables with staff from The Arc of Monroe, to provide information and answer questions regarding all programs and services that we offer to help support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). …

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 …

Friends of The Arc Tour 10/25/19

Join us for a “Friends of The Arc” tour on Friday, October 25, 2019. Schedule of Activities: 8:30 AM Meet at 2060 Brighton Henrietta TL Road for a bagel breakfast, coffee and a quick introduction to The Arc from Agency President/CEO Barb Wale 8:45 AM  Board the tour bus to visit three Arc program locations: Day habilitation program at the James V.C. Lambert Enrichment Campus Community Arts Connection day program focusing on art enrichment activities An Arc residential home in Henrietta 11:30 AM Return to The Arc main office, thank you for your time!  

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Hiring people with disabilities is a social responsibility

Employment

Hiring people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is a social responsibility Instant Monogramming began in the living room of majority owner Debi Bloom 36 years ago. It is now a 13-person operation on University Avenue in Rochester, NY. Rebecca Hetherington, daughter of Debi Bloom and part owner of the small business, is being honored as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) for their efforts in hiring and promoting people with disabilities. In response to their award Rebecca humbly states, “I am surprised and confused. We just try to be nice to everyone.” Our community is lucky to have …

Arc Foundation and Marketing

Will you raise your hand to help?

Staff Perspectives

Will you raise your hand to help? Have you ever been to an event and you walked away with a different perspective? Have you ever heard a story of a person who overcame personal challenges and made you appreciate how things may come simpler to you? Have you ever been so drawn to a cause that you wanted to raise your hand to help?  I can say personally that ALL of this is true for me. Last year I was working at a local signage company, Image360 Rochester, where I had the great opportunity to help with the sign needs …

LifePrep@Naz Information Session III

Join us for a LifePrep@Naz Information Session and Nazareth College campus tour. To register contact Janice M. Fortuna, jfortun1@naz.edu, 585-472-9735 with your name and the number of people attending. Nazareth College will contact registrants with parking and location information about one week prior to the session. Session III Date: 1/29/2020 Time: 9:30a-11:00a Location: Nazareth Collge, exact on-campus location TBD   LifePrep@Naz is a collaboration between the Arc of Monroe, Victor Central School District, and Nazareth College. Participants attend college classes, participate in vocational internships, and enjoy a vibrant campus social life. Nazareth College students provide academic support, peer mentorship, and friendship.

LifePrep@Naz Information Session II

Join us for a LifePrep@Naz Information Session and Nazareth College campus tour. To register contact Janice M. Fortuna, jfortun1@naz.edu, 585-472-9735 with your name and the number of people attending. Nazareth College will contact registrants with parking and location information about one week prior to the session. Session II Date: 11/13/19 Time: 9:30a-11:00a Location: Nazareth Collge, exact on-campus location TBD   LifePrep@Naz is a collaboration between the Arc of Monroe, Victor Central School District, and Nazareth College. Participants attend college classes, participate in vocational internships, and enjoy a vibrant campus social life. Nazareth College students provide academic support, peer mentorship, and friendship.