Learn More About Marie Saldi…

As previously presented, Marie is not only a strong self-advocate but through her current Fellowship educational opportunities and her playground project research, she has become an amazing advocate for others. Marie began her role as an advocate several years ago after she graduated from her post graduate program and became a member of Arc Employment Services.  At the time she knew she wanted a competitive…

Valentine Partner Workout to Benefit The Arc of Greater Plymouth

Saturday February 7th 10:00 AM ShockYard Fitness 19 Rear Court Street, Plymouth Downtown First Saturday  Bring your best friend (or worst enemy) for a workout full of partner exercises *This event is a part of ShockYard Community Service Days.* Break a sweat while giving back! $10 per participant, proceeds donated to The Arc of Greater Plymouth Email ShockYard@gmail.com to reserve a spot

ARC OF GREATER PLYMOUTH: Giving Tree delivered to homeless Boston veterans

The Arc of Greater Plymouth recently provided some special holiday cheer to residents of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston, delivering a “Giving Tree” that was decorated by students in the Arc’s Life Skills program. PLYMOUTH – The Arc of Greater Plymouth recently provided some special holiday cheer to residents of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston, delivering a…

Archways

Archways, The Arc of Greater Plymouth’s newly named employment division, rang in 2015 with the purchase of their own bakery in Carver, Ma. Activities are humming with interviews for a pastry chef/manager, job coach recruitment, task force meetings to plan product line and business plan and the cleaning and organizing and restocking that will need to happen before a proposed opening on Memorial Day. Our…

Advocacy Groups Regularly Visit the State House

In the Fall of 2013, the Arc of Greater Plymouth started an advocacy program for individuals with developmental disabilities in Plymouth County, who want to speak out and to be heard about issues which are important to them.  With the support and encouragement of Casey Seaman, Plymouth Area Director of the Department of Developmental Services, three advocacy groups were developed and are facilitated by Victoria…

The Arc of Greater Plymouth’s Accessible Playground Project

By Malissa Kenney, Associate Director In December, 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which proclaims: “THIS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD to the end that he/she may have a happy childhood and enjoy for his/her own good and for the good of society the rights and freedoms herein set forth, and calls upon parents,…

Recruitment

“Since the start of the latest recruitment drive, we have been quite busy. With the purchase of the new bakery in Carver, we have been actively scouring to find a Head Baker who can not only continue some of the local favorites, but bring new flair to the business. They must also be comfortable working with some of our individuals in employment and with basic…

Holiday Giving Thanks

Appreciation and Thanks to: Toys for Tots, Macy’s Hanover, Westwood Village ; Salon Serode; Water Street Café and all the individuals who took home ornaments from our three giving trees placed at our offices and in the community. With donations from the above, The Arc of Greater Plymouth Family Support Center was able to provide at least five gifts from wish lists to 166 people…

Provider Open Houses

Adult Family Care (AFC) hosted two Provider Open Houses on October 21st and November 5th. Dinner was enjoyed by over 80 participants! A program followed led by AFC Director Linda Freeman and Director of Shared Living Amy Duggan on First Aid Review and Fire Safety. Activities were provided by the AFC staff for all clients in attendance. It was a great success and more Provider…