Services

Children's 

Family Service Coordination

Arc provides Family Service Coordination services through the EarlySteps program for families with infants and toddlers ages birth to 3 years (36 months) who have a medical condition and/or developmental delays.

The Family Service Coordinators work with the families to assess needs and identify services for the children. With this assistance, parents can make informed decisions on how to best help their child.

For more information on Family Service Coordination, please call 504-897-4060

Anyone can make an EarlySteps referral.

Children can be referred to EarlySteps by contacting the System Point of Entry (SPOE) in their region. Once the SPOE receives the referral, the family will be contacted to begin the eligibility determination process.




Adult

Individual Options

Individual Options is focused on the principles of Person-Centered Planning to 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.

Leisure/Recreational Activities

IO provides support and supervision in various community and health and fitness activities relevant to each individual’s interest.




Respite

It is widely recognized that families providing care to a person with a developmental disability
are exposed to psychological and physical stresses.

Family members need time away, to take care of personal needs or simply to renew themselves.  Respite services can be an invaluable resource and is offered through a program known as Project H.E.L.P


Supported Living

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 504-708-1444.

Services

Respite Care

It is widely recognized that families providing care to a person with a developmental disability
are exposed to psychological and physical stresses.

Family members need time away, to take care of personal needs or simply to renew themselves.  Respite services can be an invaluable resource and is offered through a program known as Project H.E.L.P

















Services

Employment

Arc provides employment assessment, career planning, job development, training and on-going support services to those 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 to people with intellectual disabilities through numerous Arc Enterprises such as commercial janitorial services, landscaping and grounds maintenance services, vending service, Vintage Garden Farm, 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 go to the Arc Enterprises page on this website.

Personal Care Services

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 Personal Care Services, please call 504-708-1444.