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Who We Are

Our Mission

The Arc Jacksonville serves and advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life.

Our Vision

Individuals of all abilities enrich their communities and have quality options on how they live, learn, work, and play.

Our History

The Arc Jacksonville has been championing the inclusion of persons with unique abilities since 1965. Beginning as a grassroots movement to provide educational opportunities, The Arc Jacksonville has been an innovative leader and pioneer of new approaches for 54 years, advocating for and serving individuals and their families.

Today, The Arc Jacksonville serves more than 500 adults each day, helping to answer “What’s Next?” We have continued to grow and evolve along with the changing needs and issues that individuals and their families face.

Program participants are empowered to take their next step in earning a living, education, creating a home, independence, recreation and community involvement. Through innovative programs, The Arc Jacksonville is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental differences and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities.

The Arc Jacksonville has an $9 million annual operating budget, a team of 175 dynamic and diverse staff members, including 24 AmeriCorps members and six VISTA members, and a 22-person board of directors.

Become a part of our mission and get involved with us today!