For 65 years, The Arc of Anchorage has been a family-focused, grassroots organization. We offer a full array of disability services from birth throughout life for Alaskans who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. We provide choices in disability services that best meet the unique needs of those we serve. We recognize each person has dreams and goals, ambitions and interests, as well as aptitudes and abilities apart from the disability they experience.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
The Arc of Anchorage provides services and programs to Alaskans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From housing to employment, teaching life skills, providing recreational opportunities, and making sure quality health care, behavioral health, and specialized care is available 365 days a year, The Arc is dedicated to enriching and honoring individual choices in life. In 2023, after 66 years of service in Alaska, The Arc celebrates the accomplishments of self-advocates over six decades while looking toward our continuing work for an inclusive future.
The Arc seeks financial assistance from community donors and local campaigns like Pick.Click.Give. to ensure our core programs can be funded to serve 300+ individuals and their families. Cuts in federal and state grant funding have created a greater need for support from our local Alaskan community for The Arc of Anchorage.
Individuals who receive services from The Arc range from birth to old age and are of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with a large majority of whom have little to no income. Approximately 70% of the individuals enrolled at The Arc qualify for Medicaid and use the benefit to receive services and enroll in our programs, relying on donations from the community and grants to fund the remainder of program/service costs. The following are the core programs and services currently offered through The Arc:
Community Living Services – support with housing options in the Anchorage area; Supported Employment Services - job training and placement with local employers; Recreation Services – provides older individuals with a variety of community activities that encourages development of new skills and social engagement; Sparc: a creative place – art studio and gallery that provides art classes and an opportunity for artists who experience disabilities to have a career in art; Mental Health and Behavioral Health Services – Serves individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges or severe emotional disturbance (SED) in combination with a developmental disability.
Your donation through Pick.Click.Give. not only supports Alaskans with intellectual and developmental disabilities but helps create a community that recognizes people of all disabilities.