Arc of Greater New Orleans has been an integral part of the New Orleans area community since 1953, offering supports and services to adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. Arc’s Adult’s Services include:
Individual Options (IO)
Individual Options is focused on the principles of Person-Centered Planning whereby individuals can choose non-paid work related activities in which they would like to participate. IO coordinators work with adults, with input from family and advocates, to achieve individual goals and encourage decision making, independence, self-reliance, and to build self-esteem.
Two options available are:
Volunteerism – IO provides support for individuals to take part in volunteer projects and work at other non-profit agencies. Volunteerism leads to greater involvement and satisfaction by participating in community activities and may lead individuals to consider paid employment.For more information on Individual Options, please call 504-897-0134.
Leisure/Recreational Activities – IO provides support and supervision for individuals to take part in community activities such as using the library, exercising for health and fitness, and numerous other adult activities relevant to each individual’s interest.
Arc provides employment assessment, career planning, job development, training and on-going support services to those adults who wish to hold a job. By working with local businesses, Arc develops employment opportunities and assists adults in securing those positions. Arc also provides job opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities through numerous Arc Enterprises such as commercial janitorial services, landscaping and grounds maintenance services, vending service, Vintage Garden & Kitchen, and Arc’s Mardi Gras bead recycling services.
For more information on Employment opportunities, please call 504-837-5105.
For more information on Arc Enterprises, please click on the Arc Enterprises tab at the top of this page.
It is widely recognized that families providing care to a person with a developmental disability are exposed to psychological and physical stresses which are unique, demanding and unrelenting. Family members need time away, to take care of personal needs or simply to renew themselves. At other times, emergency events may demand the time and attention of a caregiver. In either case, respite services can be an invaluable resource and is offered through a program known as Project H.E.L.P.
For more information on Respite Services and Project H.E.L.P., please call 504-897-0134.
Attendant Care Services (ACS)
Arc provides services that are designed to help meet the needs of those for whom disabilities have prevented the development of some independent living skills. This specialized service is also intended to prevent the need for institutionalization. At the same time, services also provide opportunities to engage in social or leisure activities outside the home.
For more information on Attendant Care Services, please call 504-897-0134.
Arc assists adults who live in their own home or apartment with day-to-day living skills. To assure that a person is living in a safe environment and receiving the needed support, regular contact by support staff is maintained. The number of hours of direct support is based on the person’s needs. Emergency access is available on a 24-hour basis.
For more information on Supported Living services, please call 504-897-0134.