The Arc Idaho annually serves over 500 Idahoans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to further their goals of independence, self-sufficiency and well-being through life skills, job training, residential and recreation programs. Advocacy services through the agency help parents navigate challenging health care and support services and connect them to a community of other families. Services provide support to guide decisions about living arrangements, jobs, recreational activities and help families with future planning. The Arc has two assisted living facilities providing housing, food and a safe environment for up to 17 individuals.
Like many organizations The Arc has been hit very hard by the impact of Covid-19. For a period of time we had to shutter our doors to keep everyone safe and could not operate our donations center. While we were able to weather that storm we now find ourselves in need again. Our direct care staff truly are essential workers. They have worked tirelessly to keep our participants safe and well cared for. We really do consider them healthcare heroes! On 12/16/20 Governor Little declared December Healthcare Worker Appreciation Month. We would love to appreciate our essential workers with a monetary bonus. Unfortunately, we do not have the financial capacity to do that at this time. Please consider a donation today so we can honor and support those who take care of our participants. The services they provide are essential to Idahoans with I/DD. We are all in this together and we can't do it without you.