With construction moving along at a steady clip, the new Greater Richmond ARCenter is set to open in just a few short months. Our families, supporters and staff members are excited to see the new facility, located at 3600 Saunders Avenue on Richmond's north side, open to serve more than 1,400 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
The ARCenter will house Infant and Child Development Services, After School & Day Support Services and administrative staff. The state-of-the art facility will be completely handicap-accessible, with a kitchen for training, learning alcoves for small groups to minimize distrations and disruptive behaviors, a library, a multipurpose room for indoor exercise and movies and outdoor educational and recreational space.
The ARC's current headquarters at 1901 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, will house ARC Industrial Services' (AIS) pre-vocational, warehouse and assembly work areas. In addition, AIS scanning services will be housed at the Westwood facility. Camp Baker, ARC's barrier-free, full-service campus on Richmond's south side, will continue to run After School & Day Support Services, Emergency Respite and summer camp programs.
(Photo: Marshall Butler and Bob Levin of the ARC recently met with David Gray of BB&T for a walk-through of the new ARCenter.)