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The Arc Jacksonville offers a wide range of programs and services to answer”what’s next?” for individuals of all abilities. Through our day programs, group homes, young adult experiences and services in employment and mental health service, we help individuals take their next step on their journey toward independent, fulfilled lives.

Plan for re-opening of day programs and services

Update: 8/28/20

We have officially submitted our reopening plan to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) in accordance with their guidelines.?This plan can be viewed and downloaded here.

We are entering into what we are calling Stage One, which is referenced in the plan. Beginning Monday, August 31st, residents of The Arc Jacksonville’s Community Homes will begin attending our Westside location. A limited number of participants have already been invited back to our Downtown location and we will slowly invite more.

For now, we are restricting these invitations to people who are in our Vistakon simulated work environment, require mental health services and have an acceptable form of transportation. Based on the progress of these two developments, we will begin to review next steps.

Along with the reopening plan, we are requiring that participants and their support systems complete the following forms before returning:

These forms are updates to our consent for providing services to include the general risks associated with COVID-19. Health and Safety are always a priority for us but like the rest of the community, we are unable to function appropriately without intentional and deliberate adherence to best practices and precautions for mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to provide regular check-in calls, monthly activity packets and telemental health services until we are able to fully welcome everyone back. Visit for information on our virtual services.

Click here to provide your email address to receive updates.

We recognize this raises a lot of questions, some to which we may not have immediate answers. We ask that you please be patient with us as we try our best to navigate safely initiating services at our Westside and Downtown locations.

Programs and Services


Women in the kitchen

A hands-on community experience designed to give adults the skills needed to achieve a higher level of independence.

Community Employment

Lady working in Golf Attraction

Participants work closely with job coaches to secure employment with area companies and organizations.

Triumph Industries

Man folding boxes

Participants earn a paycheck while receiving training to increase their job skills and guidance in skills of daily living.


Staff and residents playing table football

A social and recreational program for adults seeking a slower paced environment featuring on- and off-site activities.

Mental Health Services

Group discussion around large table

Promotes emotional stability and personal growth through specialized individual, group and educational therapies.


Man doing some painting

Participants work towards their unique goals in personal care, nutrition, communication and social skills.

Club Arc

Couple at a themed party

Provides fun and exciting activities and themed parties on Friday nights.

Summer LIFE Experience

People eating breakfast

A four-week residential program teaching independent living skills.

Group Homes

Large house surround by trees

Five group homes providing 24/7 residential care with individualized care and training.

The Arc Jacksonville operates programs without regard to race, color and national origin. Click here for additional information on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.