Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Since 1953
The Arc of Fresno and Madera Counties offers individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability the opportunity to succeed in a supportive environment. The services available from The Arc offer clients the necessary training to acquire the skills needed to fully become an integral part of their community.
Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents wanting a fulfilling life for their children, The Arc began in a makeshift classroom at a local park facility. The Arc of Fresno and Madera Counties has grown from this small beginning to an organization that covers two counties of the Central Valley. The Arc serves over 650 individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities with a professional staff of 185 in eight program settings.
The Arc of Fresno and Madera Counties is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Arc of Fresno and Madera Counties enables individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability to achieve greater independence by enriching their lives through everyday life experiences in a supportive environment.The people served by The Arc always come first! They are the single most important aspect of the organization and without them, we would have no reason to exist. We believe that people with an intellectual or developmental disability have unlimited potential and the right to the same opportunities, dignity, and respect as everyone else.