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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.
Video from DHS. Brochure.

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 23rd - May 12th.

Arc Games and More - the 4th Friday of the month, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Moorhead.Theme for Theme for April 25: Art. . Fee. Registration and information sheet. Tentative schedule

April 25th-27th. Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Fundraiser. Come & visit with us at the Moorhead Kmart and get a free Tootsie Roll. Volunteers needed. Free will donations welcome.

May 12th, 7:15-8:15 Luau. Moorhead

Sibshop participants playing a game.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
The Arc’s National Sibling Council

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

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

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is national Autism Awareness Month and The Arc and The Autism NOW National Autism Resource & Information Center are working to empower people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the information and resources they need to live their lives to the fullest potential.
The CDC now states that 1 in 68 children may be impacted by autism spectrum disorders (a jump of 30% from earlier figures)

To promote awareness and acceptance, view and share a new video about Autism NOW and learn more. Follow us online and on Autism NOW’s blog and read the personal stories of people with autism in a series of guest posts during April.

Housing Access Services:
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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.

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

Arc Member in the News

19-year-old providing Hawley a boost from the bench
Hawley, Minn. - The Hawley boys basketball team has a secret weapon. Article from January, 21, 2013 INFORUM

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Arc West Central
810 4th Ave. S, #134
Moorhead, MN 56560
Fax 218-233-0853

Updated 4/16/14

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