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Membership

The annual 2022 Membership Campaign is being held this year through the month of June.

Why is YOUR membership so important to us?

Although membership in The Arc of Rensselaer County may only cost a few dollars, it plays an important role in this agency’s efforts to advocate for and support hundreds of children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Increased membership results in more clout and a stronger voice to influence state legislators and national policy makers.
  • Membership helps provide more individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, access to programs and services through fundraising and advocacy efforts. v Membership helps to recruit needed volunteers. As more volunteers are attracted to our work and mission, The Arc’s leadership base for the future can develop and grow.
  • Your membership increases awareness leading to a better informed public. This is a critical step in creating society-wide acceptance of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • As a member, you will help The Arc fulfill the many commitments to those they support. Membership dues generate funds to get the job done locally as well as on state and national levels.
  • Membership is the basic foundation on which The Arc of Rensselaer County, our State Organization (NYSARC, Inc.) and the National Association (The Arc) were established.

YOU do make a difference in someone’s life!

Your membership has a positive impact on the quality of life of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Please support us through your annual membership, and encourage a friend or a neighbor to join as well! Download the Membership Brochure and share!

2021 Membership

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Testimonials and Success Stories

I joined ARC because I knew that helping people as a job, rather than just during my spare time, would an efficient way to pursue this passion.  I stay because assisting people to learn skills, develop community connections, and become more independent enables them to improve their own lives in the long term.  The fact that we are helping an underserved population completes the trifecta:  Great good is done, for those with great need, while making the most of the limited time and energy that life affords us.

- Joe Levy

Community Support Counselor

Community and Inclusion Project

Our Mission

Advocacy

The mission of The Arc of Rensselaer County is to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and/or a developmental disability or delay.

Resources

The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals.

Community

The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.

The Arc of Rensselaer County
79 102nd Street, Troy, NY 12180-1125
(518) 274-3110

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