Food Pantry

In partnership with Department of Developmental Services, United Way, and the Plymouth Food Distribution Center the Family Support Center developed the first semi-monthly food pantry and bread day at Algonquin Heights Community Center in Plymouth.  Approximately 100 households participate annually with 30-40 bags of non-perishable food distributed twice per month to make several complete meals. We also offer an in-house food pantry on 52 Armstrong Road for the families we serve for breakfast, lunch and dinner staples as well as frozen and refrigerated foods. Thanks to Shaw’s Market, Sauchuk Farms and Speedwell Coffee for their generous contributions.

The Arc of Gp Inspired Teacher Grants

2014 K-12 Grant Entry  | Inspired Teacher Grant K-12 2014

INSPIRED TEACHER GRANT POST-GRAD CERTIFICATE  PROGRAMS                                                   


Name of Grant :    Building Community


Purpose and Eligibility: To benefit a Special Education educator interested in promoting further inclusive activities for his/her students within the community.  This grant may be used to purchase classroom supplies to enhance inclusion of  students during community activities, to purchase outside presentations to enhance community inclusion within the classroom, or for professional development in the area of inclusive education.


Candidate should have at least 1 year of continuous service as an educator.


Donor: The Arc of Greater Plymouth


Amount : $500.00


Background: The Arc of Greater Plymouth was founded in 1966 as a private, non-profit organization committed to providing creative, flexible, and diversified supports for people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families. The Arc has grown into a dynamic human services organization which provides services and supports to over 1,000 families in southeastern Massachusetts.

The guiding principles that guide The Arc’s mission are that individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities are people first, and that they are to be respected, treated with dignity, and valued for who they are and what they can accomplish.


Application Packet:

  1. Complete entry form
  2. A letter or short essay written by the candidate that addresses the following topics:
    • Describe your experience including students in community based educational activities. Discuss how community inclusion of your students with disabilities promotes better outcomes.
    • Describe how you plan to use the grant funds. If you plan to purchase classroom supplies, discuss how it will be used in the classroom and how this activity will promote inclusion. If you plan to use the funds to create more community based activities, describe how this activity will promote student growth. If you plan to use the funds for professional development, describe the workshop, course, conference or event you plan to attend and describe how you plan to use and share what you have learned.


Deadline: Submit completed application packet to The Arc by January 15th.


Chairperson-Steve Costello

stevecSteve has over 25 years experience in the employee benefits field and is a frequent speaker at Human Resource and financial executive groups with an emphasis on self-funded health insurance plans. Steve has helped many small to large companies’ transition through the constant changes in employee benefits. Clients view Steve as a “knowledgeable partner” in the employee benefits business. He realizes that each company’s philosophy regarding benefits and cost vary greatly. By acting as an employee benefits partner, he custom designs feasibility reports that will illustrate benefit options to fit that company’s individual needs.

Steve is on the Board of Directors for ARC of Greater Plymouth, an organization that helps children and adults with developmental issues and he is also a Member of the Indian Pond Country Club. Steve is a graduate of Bryant University and resides in Duxbury.

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10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 208 • Plymouth, MA 02360 508-732-9292

Executive Director: Roger Monty |

Controller: Jean Mallozzi |

Director of Family Support, Director of Adult Family Care (AFC): Malissa Kenney |

Director of Employment Services: Deborah Monopoli |

Director of Shared Living: Amy Duggan |

Public Relations: Susan O’Neal |