In the 1960s, there were few services available to parents who were raising children with Down syndrome. Refusing to accept […more…]
The first $1,500 will be matched.
Opening More Doors
One of ARC-Cares’ strengths is adaptability. During the pandemic, the organization held virtual dance classes for their Day Program participants including sing-alongs to classic tunes like “The Time of My Life” and workout classes with aerobic exercises, even producing video performances with holiday themes for the entire community to enjoy.
“We were completely virtual within 30 days,” says Jennifer Pippard. And it’s this flexibility that ARC-Cares is hoping to build on, adding more services to its roster including a social enterprise component that will focus on employment skills.
The organization is also looking to serve even more individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. It’s planning on a multi-million-dollar expansion on an empty lot it owns to grow its live-in residences and upgrade its Day Program facilities. ARC-Cares’ plan is to hire an architect to begin work on the project by February 2022.
Thanks to The Giving List’s novel matching program, all donations up to $1,500 will be matched.
We provide the resources, programs, education, and environment to support the independence and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We partner with them towards fostering social relationships, cultivating their individual talents, allowing them to reach their full potential and a life filled with dignity, compassion, and respect.
Executive Director: Jennifer Pippard
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I have spent a career in business that has benefited me and made millions for those I have worked with and for. To now be able to share what I have learned, offer ideas, and give my perspective to help the clients and families of ARC is some of the most rewarding work I have ever been a part of.
ARC Board of Directors:
Mary Ann Barnes, ARC Board Chair,
Jeff Butler, ARC Board Vice Chair,
President, CIG Financial
Patricia Walker, ARC Board Treasurer,
CBS Broadcasting (Retired)
Sharon Trocki-Miller, ARC Board Secretary,
Special Education teacher (Retired)
Rich Cooper, President, CTI
Neil Hartman, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist
Larry Schallert, LCSW,
College of the Canyons
John Wilson, Vice President, Finance
& Treasurer at Otsuka America, Inc
Don S. Levin Trust
John Gogian Family Foundation
Woodland Hills Woman’s Club
Angela Whitman Foundation
L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian
L.A. City Councilman John Lee
Down Syndrome Association of L.A.
Loyola High School of Los Angeles
Lanterman Regional Center
North Los Angeles Regional Center
Born to Act Players