We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization serving people with intellectual disabilities and delays from birth through adulthood in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and St. Tammany parishes.

Arc of Greater New Orleans is committed to securing for all people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop, function and live to their fullest potential. 

Recent Announcements

  • UPTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN HOUSE Arc Uptown Center hosted their Grand Opening in May. The center was transformed from a children’s learning center to a community center for adult participants in Arc programs. City ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2017, 12:07 PM by Emily Chaisson
  • EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!Arc of Greater New Orleans and Arc Mardi Gras Recycling has been mention in many articles about our bead recycling projects. Click on the ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:47 AM by Emily Chaisson
  • Spring Break in the Big Easy! Spring breakers repair Hurricane Katrina aftermath Volunteers help out the Big Easy – The Rampage On March 23, 2017 Though it has been nearly 12 years since it hit, Hurricane Katrina ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2017, 6:12 AM by Emily Chaisson
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Bring your Mardi Gras Beads to one of these following locations:

Permanent drop off locations:

  • Whole Foods on Magazine
  • Rouses on Airline
  • The Green Project:
    2831 Marais St,
    New Orleans, LA 70117
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Any of our Arc locations:

  • 925 S. Labarre Rd., Metairie
  • 333 Sala Ave., Westwego
  • 1771 Nashville, New Orleans
  • 3406 Hessmer Ave., Metairie
  • 3700 Jean Laffitte Pkwy., Chalmette
  • 106 E. 25th Ave., Covington 

Click here for current pricing

For more recycling information call