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First Lady of Virginia Visits ARC 

The First Lady of Virginia, Anne Holton, recently paid a visit to the Greater Richmond ARC's headquarters on Westwood Avenue to tour the facility and learn more about the services ARC provides over 1,300 area residents and their families. Mrs. Holton, a former juvenile and domestic relations district court judge in the City of Richmond and daughter of former Governor Linwood Holton, toured the Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) offices as well as After School & Day Support Services and ARC Industrial Services.


After her tour, Mrs. Holton and Michael Evans, Special Assistant to the First Lady ' Children and Family Initiative, met with senior ARC staff in the ICDS offices and discussed the recent Budget Conference Committee report and how the General Assembly helped those with intellectual disabilities and their families this past session. The new Budget Bill includes 600 Medicaid MR Waiver slots that will become available in the first year of the biennium.

Pictured: Mr. John Story of ARC Industrial Services, Mrs. Geraldine Story, John's mother and longtime ARC Board member, and First Lady of Virginia Anne Holton. The First Lady recently toured ARC's Westwood facilities, including ARC Industrial Services. Mrs. Story and the First Lady were each honored in 2006 as YWCA of Richmond's Outstanding Women of the Year in the areas of volunteerism and law, respectively.