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  • The United Arc

    Agency: The United Arc

    The United Arc provides advocacy and support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Western Massachusetts. Services include:

    • Residential & independent living support for adults: varying levels of support to people living in group homes, shared residences, or semi-independently in their own homes.
    • Vocational services: job development, placement, and support for adults; school-to-work transition, school year internships, and summer job placement for high school students.
    • Family support: networking, support groups, case management, advocacy, cash assistance, respite care.
    • Transition support for teens leaving the foster care system: assistance in securing jobs, apartments, pursuing further education, and building a support network.
    • Intensive services for parents with cognitive disabilities: home-based skills training, parent education and support groups, volunteer mentors, and service advocacy.
    • School consultation; consultation on inclusion and transition/personal futures planning.
    • Educational services for teens: community-based programs/opportunities to help with the transition to adulthood.
    • Self-advocacy: peer empowerment and support groups for adults, meeting in central Franklin County and the North Quabbin area.
    • Information and referral on disability related issues.

    • The United Arc (Greenfield)
      Family Support: (413) 774-2105
      Family Support FAX: (413) 774-2071
      Greenfield Office: (413) 774-5558
      111 Summer Street
      Greenfield, MA 01301

    Agency: The United Arc

    Languages Offered: English, translation or interpretation by arrangement.

    Program Fees: None.

    Eligibility: Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Franklin County
    • Hampshire County
    • Athol, Worcester County
    • Petersham, Worcester County
    • Phillipston, Worcester County
    • Royalston, Worcester County

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