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In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

About ARC


Our History

In 1954, a small, dedicated group of Richmond area families started a grassroots organization  that is today known as The Greater Richmond ARC.

We are an organization created by families, for families - an organization that has grown to provide a continuum of programs and services for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan, helping each person achieve his or her potential and improving the quality of life for everyone in the community.

If ARC didn’t exist today, "Families would come together just like they did when the whole agency started and try to figure out a way to get the needs of their children met."

Our Mission

In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Our Vision

We envision a community where all people with disabilities are healthy and safe, enjoy economic independence, live where they choose, and participate in activities that create a fulfilling life for them.

What Distinguishes Us in the Metro Richmond Community?

ARC empowers people with disabilities across the broadest spectrum:

  • Across the life span--from infants to the elderly
  • Across all levels of disability--from mild to profound
  • Across the community -- not limited by geographic boundaries-- so families can have the best help wherever they live
Our MissionOur VisionWhat Distinguishes Us?

Our Mission

In partnership with families, we create life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Our Vision

We envision a community where all people with disabilities are healthy and safe, enjoy economic independence, live where they choose, and participate in activities that create a fulfilling life for them.

What Distinguishes Us in the Metro Richmond Community?

ARC empowers people with disabilities across the broadest spectrum:

  • Across the life span--from infants to the elderly
  • Across all levels of disability--from mild to profound
  • Across the community -- not limited by geographic boundaries-- so families can have the best help wherever they live