In 1954, a small, dedicated group of Richmond area families started a grassroots organization – the Richmond Association for Mentally Retarded Children – that is today known as The Greater Richmond ARC.
We are an organization created by families, for families - an organization that has grown to provide a continuum of programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan, helping each person achieve his or her potential and improving the quality of life for everyone in the community.
If ARC didn’t exist today, "Families would come together just like they did when the whole agency started and try to figure out a way to get the needs of their children met."
In partnership with families, we create life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
We envision a community where all people with disabilities are healthy and safe, enjoy economic independence, live where they choose, and participate in activities that create a fulfilling life for them.