Volunteer and Make a Difference for a Family Member with a Developmental Disability

Advocacy, Family Perspectives, Programs and Services, Volunteer

The Arc of Monroe Family Reimbursement Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as members on the committee. The Arc of Monroe Family Reimbursement Program helps families caring for a family member with a developmental disability with access to purchase or otherwise obtain goods and services needed to support the family member at home and strengthen the quality of life for the person and their family. Requests for the goods and services are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Family Reimbursement Advisory Committee that is includes: people with a developmental disability, family members, community advocates, and Arc of Monroe …

ArcWorks virtual information session

ArcWorks Free Virtual Information Session – Arc of Monroe Pre-Vocational Program

FREE Employment Readiness Webinar Event Topic: ArcWorks Free Virtual Information Session Arc of Monroe Pre-Vocational, Program of the Month   The Arc of Monroe is inviting all Transition Specialists, Special Education Teachers, transition aged students and their families, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and Care Coordinators to learn more about The Arc of Monroe’s Employment Readiness/Pre-Voc services. We’re excited to be offering virtual info-sessions over the next few months to highlight each of our six, pre-voc programs. These sessions will include presentations by Program Directors, people who are currently enrolled, and for some programs, people who have successfully …

A Match Made for the Holidays

Uncategorized, Volunteer, What's In The News

Doug Hoyt has wanted to illustrate books since he was a little kid. So when he got the opportunity to make his dream come true, he jumped at the chance. Hoyt has teamed up with Rochester broadcast legend Don Alhart to produce a holiday children’s book this season. The 13-WHAM anchor had his own dream – to create a holiday book about a nostalgic memory of his that centered on Sibley’s Toyland in downtown Rochester. “Sibley’s Christmas Adventure,” was a story Alhart had created about “Sibley,” a mouse on a magical Christmas adventure set on the fourth floor toy department …

A Toast to The Arc Family!

COVID-19, Programs and Services, Uncategorized, Volunteer

Wow, what a year this has been. Each and every one of our lives has been affected in different ways. We have also become unified in our determination to contain the spread of this virus. This could not be done without every single one of us, doing our parts, and extending ourselves even more than we thought we could. While drawing close to our loved ones at home, the staff at The Arc of Monroe left theirs to stand together with those we support in their homes. They became heroes overnight, doing everything they could to keep the people we …

College Experience

Getting a college experience

Programs and Services

Victoria, or Tori, Campbell attends the Arc of Monroe’s MCC Experience program at Monroe Community College. This is her second year in the MCC Experience program. About MCC Experience MCC Experience is a higher education transitional service that prepares people such as Tori for employment. Through classroom learning, participating in campus activities, internships and volunteering Tori is learning all the necessary skills that will help her reach her goals. This program shares a classroom with Greece Central School District. Together they work on survival skills, career development, go to the fitness center, socialize at College Hours, and participate in clubs …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Transition Service

College experience participants out and about in Rochester

Programs and Services

Our Monroe Community College (MCC) Experience participants had a busy summer and wrote about the experiences below. Support college experience programs like these by making a DONATION now. Community Involvement By: Britanie Smith & Alexander Gresens We went to the Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St John Fisher College.We played games with LifePrep@Naz students, like a Family Feud game! We took some individual photos with the mascot and then a group photo after. We took a group photo with LifePrep. We went to Charlotte Beach and we had fun in the sun plus some people decided to walk on the …

Board Member

Why I am a board member

Uncategorized

The way I came to know the Arc and the Foundation is a bit different.  I was very close with my aunt who dedicated her professional life to working with individuals with disabilities.  Sadly, she passed away at a young age from breast cancer.  Joining the Arc team and the Foundation Board is my way to help in the field she loved so dearly and to continue her legacy. Working as an employee benefits consultant, I have the opportunity to meet many different people.  A few years ago I met Dave Rizzari.  We came to know each other and through …