About Arc Putnam
The Arc of Putnam County was founded in 1974 by a group of parents seeking better lives and more opportunities for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These concerned parents and advocates, along with others from across the country, set in motion national and state legislation and funding to address the needs for community-based services.
Today, the Arc of Putnam County maintains the belief that all individuals, regardless of their disability, have the right to live, work, play, and fully participate in the life of their community.
The Arc of Putnam County is affiliated with The Arc of Florida and The Arc US. We are a private, not for profit agency that contracts with governmental entities and families to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a variety of individually tailored living arrangements, meaningful day activities, and work/training options tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
The Arc of Putnam County also has a long and distinguished history of advocacy for people with disabilities. Those efforts include involvement in the legislative process, advocacy for the unique needs of people we serve, and educating our community on the many benefits of inclusive, community-based services.
We are The Arc of Putnam County – Building a Bridge to a Better Community
The Arc of Putnam County is a charitable not-for-profit 501C3 organization.
All donations and contributions are appreciated and are tax deductible.
Any community is enriched when each of its members participates and contributes fully, when all persons are equally valued for their diversity and individuality, and when opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment are available to all. The Arc of Putnam County is committed to providing a community-based support system, which enables individuals of differing abilities to live in such a community.
The Arc of Putnam County provides advocacy, individually tailored living environments, meaningful day activities, work training, employment services and support to residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and spina bifida.