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How We Can Help
The Arc of Anchorage helps Alaskans who experience intellectual, developmental disabilities, or mental illness achieve lives of dignity and independence as valued members of our community. We offer a full array of services that cover the lifespan of the people we serve. In consultation with our staff, families choose the services that best meet their needs.
Assists adults in finding and keeping jobs in the community. Helps each individual gain the daily living and on-the-job skills necessary for successful employment.
The Arc Clubhouse
For youth experiencing a developmental or intellectual disability, ages 12-16. Provides fun, skill-building activities, homework help, arts and crafts, food preparation, sensory activities, and regular community outings. Extended program hours engage youth in critical skill-building and recreational activities year round.
Offers older teens and adults the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends, and participate in a wide variety of community activities. Anyone that is DD eligible and new to The Arc is welcome to register for classes after they complete an intake application. Registration is open year-round. Please contact us for a tour or arrange to visit a class to check out how much fun it is at the Rec Center!
Community Enrichment Quality of Life Program (CE/QL)
Offers individuals that require more pervasive supports, the chance to explore community options with a small group of peers and well trained one-on-one staff. Activities are designed to offer each individual options and personal choices. Activities include picnics, walks in the park, museums, movies, cafes, crafts, volunteering and more…
Emphasis is placed on teaching life and social skills such as improved communication (verbal and non-verbal), basic hygiene, appropriate social etiquette, making new friends and acquaintances and expanding their horizons. CE/QL offers support and instruction to access the community, take responsibility in all facets of their day and participate in the life of their community.
Behavioral Health Services
Serves children and adults with a mental illness or severe emotional disturbance (SED) in combination with a developmental disability.
Community Living Services
Provides support that encourages independence and participation in the community, allowing adults with developmental disabilities to live on their own, with roommates, and/or staff. Also offers in-home assistance and respite care for children with developmental disabilities or complex medical conditions who live with their families or with foster families.
Trains parents and care providers so they can create a safe, healthy environment that allows children with complex medical conditions to leave the hospital and live at home with their families. Provides intensive active treatment for adults to avoid institutionalization and continue living at home and participating in community life.