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Housing Access

LaCinda MielkeLaCinda Mielke, Housing Access Coordinator, assists people with disabilities that are eligible for long term care or state plan home care services and wish to move to homes of their own.
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Participants at Christmas Potluck"The Arc of West Central Minnesota has always been a top notch organization with top notch people! The Arc has always been there for us as a resource, family connector, and support group backbone! We can always count on the Arc! Diane Brendemuhl, parent

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Arc Events

Dances in Moorhead - 7:15-8:15pm, 2nd & 4th Monday of each month - September - May. Ellen Hopkins Elementary

Arc Games & More - 4th Friday of month, 6:30-8pm, September 26th- May 22nd. Registration.Tentative Schedule. Topic Jan. 23rd: Origami. No Arc Games in December.

February 9th, 2015, Arc Valentine Dance, Moorhead.

February 13 - Valentine Dance, 6:00 -8:30PM. Kennedy Secondary School: Cafeteria, Fergus Falls. $3 Fee.

April 24 - Spring Dance, 6:00 -8:30PM. Kennedy Secondary School: Cafeteria, Fergus Falls. $3 Fee.

April 7th, 2015 7-8:30pm, Trust & Guardianship Workshop. Register through Moorhead Community Education.

Looking for Sibshop facilitators. Sibshop participants playing a game.
Help give kids a chance to have fun & share their thoughts and experiences about having a family member with a disability. We would like to hold Sibshops in all areas of our region! Training available. Call: 218-233-5949 or
The Arc’s National Sibling Council

Housing Access Services:
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The Arc's Vehicle Donation Program - Donate An Unwanted Vehicle to The Arc
car donationDid you know that The Arc can help you get rid of unwanted vehicles and help you earn a tax break for making a charitable donation to Arc West Central? Information

Are People with I/DD Still Living in the Shadows? Still in the Shadows with Their Future Uncertain. There is a real fear that our society may regress toward the institutional services we have been working to end for more than 50 years. Key Findings. Full report


View a clip from Offense Taken, a DVD produced by Self-Advocates of Minnesota (SAM), which brings attention to the hurtful use of the "R" word. For more information, please visit RTC Media Productions

Master Pool Special Needs Trusts

Considering a Special Needs or Supplemental Needs Trust for a family member? Check out The Arc of Minnesota's Master Pool Trust. The Arc of MN Master Pool Trust, administered by professionals that know the intricacies of  trusts, makes it possible for families to put money aside for a loved one with a disability, for things like vacations, cell phone, & cable TV, without affecting eligibility for government benefits such as SSI & MA.

Watch Driven by Opportunity, a video created by our national organization to show The Arc focus

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Updated 1/9/15

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