LaCinda 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. Video from DHS. Brochure.
"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
March is national Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and The Arc invites you to join us on March 29 to help raise awareness about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
What should you do? Simply make plans to go out somewhere in public on Saturday, March 29. That’s all. Just plan a day out and about with friends and family or by yourself enjoying the things you like to do. And, in the process help raise awareness and generate some conversation about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
This one-day movement will serve to harness our collective power to gain allies, foster understanding, dispel myths and encourage people without disabilities to recognize that we’re not so different after all.
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
Rose Sale. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. Prepaid orders March 10th - 22nd. The delivery date is April 17th. The lollipop (mixed colors) would be perfect for Easter, which is the following Sunday!
Would you consider being a site leader in 2014 for your organization, church, neighborhood, or for getting orders from people you know? Can we count on you to raise awareness of developmental disabilities during March Developmental Disability Month and help sell roses to benefit our programs?
If you have any fresh approaches or ideas for new sites, please contact Donna.
Arc West Central is HoDo's Charity of the Month for March.
If you, or friends, co-workers, family members frequent HoDo (or would like to frequent HoDo downtown Fargo), please consider giving to the tipline during the month of March.
Tipline means that on the bottom of the check guests can round up their tab and add on a tip to donate to the charity HoDo features and promotes. So, if your bill is $10.25, you can round it up to $15.00 and HoDo donates the round up to Arc.
HoDo has such a fun atmosphere to enjoy great food with friends, co-workers and family. Their chefs are recognized nationally for their talents.
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.
Did 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
Looking for Sibshop facilitators. 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
1-800-411-0124 The Arc’s National Sibling Council
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