2018: Year in Review

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina
The past 12 months have been busy ones for The Arc of North Carolina. We’ve been celebrating our 65th anniversary, and we’ve gone to Capitol Hill and the N.C. General Assembly to advocate for the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. We hosted our Rooted in Advocacy conference for 300 attendees. We’ve increased our employee roster to better serve the growing needs of the I/DD community. We’ve expanded our housing program to ensure more options are available for people with I/DD and severe persistent mental illness.
There have been challenges too. In September, North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Florence. Many of our families and staff were impacted. But we came together and worked hard to try and get folks back on their feet.
What we’ve learned over the past year is that we are strong. Amid successes and challenges, you have supported us. And we could not provide supports and services without your help. The Arc continues to be on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities. 
We continue to advocate and work on critical components of social determinants of health for people with disabilities such as health care and employment. Thanks to the continued efforts of our staff, community organizations, and our supporters; we served over 5,000 people with disabilities and their families.
We continue to move forward, reach new milestones, and support the people that we serve. There are some great opportunities on the horizon and I’m looking forward to 2019 to find out what we can achieve.