For more than 60 years, The Arc-Solano has been on the front lines in providing resources and empowering Solano County residents to promote and protect their rights and interests, while enriching the quality of their lives. Currently, we provide three Core Programs that support adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Our two Day Programs provide our consumers with the necessary tools and life skills for community inclusion through classes, coaching, and guided community participation. By assisting with executive skills such as problem-solving, budgeting, and health management, our Independent Living Skills program supports those who wish to or who already live independently to remain that way. We also have Value-Added programs to enrich our consumers' lives, such as theater, literacy, Kitchen Club, and art.
The Arc-Solano is proud to be an affiliate of The Arc of California and The Arc US. Members of The Arc-Solano are part of a state and nationwide network totaling 23 local California chapters and nearly 700 chapters across the country. The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. It encompasses all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.
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November 30, 2021, is the date for this year's #GivingTuesday. This is a global day of giving... and The Arc-Solano is participating! We have a $5,000 fundraising goal and for every $1,000 raised, The Arc-Solano will sponsor a special Christmas gift for one of our Transitional Service program participants.
Many of our clients' only income is Social Security and perhaps a part-time job. Depending on what they need, we will fund a shopping spree at a grocery store, Christmas gifts for their kids, or purchase a Christmas tree with all of the decorations!
The more you donate, the more people we will sponsor!
The Arc-Solano and COVID-19
In these difficult times, The Arc-Solano is striving to continue providing quality services to our consumers. Our office is still open Monday - Friday and you can reach us at (707) 552-2935. All of our Value-Added Programs have been paused, but all three Core Programs are operational.
Beginning August 9, 2021, our ACT consumers will begin a new hybrid schedule. Consumers are broken up into two cohorts- Group A and Group B. Group A will attend two days per week and Group B will attend another two days per week. On days that a consumer stays at home, Zoom classes will be available to them. Both staff and consumers are so excited to see each other in person! Following licensing recommendations, we will continue to social distance and wear masks indoors. We will also begin surveillance testing all staff for Covid on a weekly basis.
Our Tailored Day Service is mostly remote, but we are beginning to see consumers on a 1:1 basis in the community. Our TS department has been working with consumers face-to-face this entire time. While we have been utilizing phone calls and Zoom sessions more during the pandemic, the nature of the work frequently requires our Instructors to visit the consumers in their homes and take them into the community to access needed services.
While in the office, we are using the following precautions to keep everyone safe:
- wearing masks
- surveillance testing of staff
- checking temperatures
- social distancing
- increased cleaning schedule
- decreased use of communal items (e.g. no sharing phones)
It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference.
No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong!
Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!
A job where you make a lasting difference in someone else’s life isn’t a job at all—it’s a purpose.
Give your day a sense of purpose and fulfillment by applying for one of our open positions today.
You may not know it, but The Arc-Solano is a MEMBERSHIP 501(c)(3) organization! And we want you! As a member, you would have voting privileges at The Arc-Solano’s Annual Meeting regarding the Board of Directors and changes to our by-laws. You also get a 5% discount when you come to the office and purchase an Art@Arc item! Additionally, your membership makes a personal statement about your commitment to The Arc-Solano’s mission “to promote the greatest personal growth, community understanding, and full participation of people with developmental disabilities and their families through support, education, and advocacy.”
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving- and The Arc-Solano is participating! For every $1,000 raised, The Arc-Solano will sponsor a special Christmas gift to one of our ILS program participants. Depending on what they need, we will fund a shopping spree at a grocery store, purchase Christmas gifts for their kids, or purchase a Christmas tree with all of the decorations.
The more you donate, the more people we will sponsor!