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Housing Access

LaCinda MielkeLaCinda Mielke, Housing Access Coordinator, assists people with disabilities that are eligible for long term care or state plan home care services and wish to move to homes of their own.
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Participants at Christmas Potluck"The Arc of West Central Minnesota has always been a top notch organization with top notch people! The Arc has always been there for us as a resource, family connector, and support group backbone! We can always count on the Arc! Diane Brendemuhl, parent

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Arc Events

Dances in Moorhead - 7:15-8:15pm, 2nd & 4th Monday of each month - September - May. Ellen Hopkins Elementary

Arc Games & More - 4th Friday of month, 6:30-8pm, September 26th- May 22nd. Registration. Topic: October - Magic & Halloween.

October 6th - Trust & Guardianship Workshop. CANCELLED

October 23rd, 7 - 8:30pm - Trust & Guardianship Workshop. Lincoln Community Education Bldg. Register through Detroit Lakes Community Education. Presenter - Susan Johnson-Drenth.

October 27th, 6:30 - Halloween Party & Dance, Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Moorhead

November 3rd, 11am-1pm - Statewide HCBS Provider Quality Improvement Forum. CCRI Building, 2903 15th St. S, Moorhead

November 3rd, 6:30 - 9pm - Meeting the Needs. Learn about services & funding available for people with developmental disabilities. Register through Moorhead Community Education.

December 1st, 6-8pm. Arc West Central Christmas Potluck & Annual Meeting. Moorhead

Looking for Sibshop facilitators. Sibshop participants playing a game.
Help give kids a chance to have fun & share their thoughts and experiences about having a family member with a disability. We would like to hold Sibshops in all areas of our region! Training available. Call: 218-233-5949 or
The Arc’s National Sibling Council

The Arc MN Conference

November 15th; Focus of conference Person-Centered Thinking:  Putting You in Charge  This one day gathering will give self-advocates and family members, the conceptual knowledge and practical skills to advocate for and help create services that meet your needs, desires, and dreams. Shoreview (Twin Cities). Scholarships Available

Herbergers Community Days Fundraiser

Herbergers Community Days Fundraiser

Please consider purchasing a book for $5, either in person or use the link to purchase valuable coupon booklets online before dates of sale November 14th & 15th. Booklets purchased online are shipped free of charge. Great way to do your Christmas shopping!

  • Community Days coupons can be used on over 100 Bonus items!
  • A $10 coupon to use on an item of $10 or more.
  • More details

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West Central

Are People with I/DD Still Living in the Shadows?

Still in the Shadows with Their Future Uncertain. There is a real fear that our society may regress toward the institutional services we have been working to end for more than 50 years. Key Findings. Full reportt

View a clip from Offense Taken, a DVD produced by Self-Advocates of Minnesota (SAM), which brings attention to the hurtful use of the "R" word. For more information, please visit RTC Media Productions

Master Pool Special Needs Trusts

Considering a Special Needs or Supplemental Needs Trust for a family member? Check out The Arc of Minnesota's Master Pool Trust. The Arc of MN Master Pool Trust, administered by professionals that know the intricacies of  trusts, makes it possible for families to put money aside for a loved one with a disability, for things like vacations, cell phone, & cable TV, without affecting eligibility for government benefits such as SSI & MA.

The Arc's Vehicle Donation Program - Donate An Unwanted Vehicle to The Arc
car donationDid you know that The Arc can help you get rid of unwanted vehicles and help you earn a tax break for making a charitable donation to Arc West Central? Information
Watch Driven by Opportunity, a video created by our national organization to show The Arc focus

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Arc West Central
810 4th Ave. S, #134
Moorhead, MN 56560
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Updated 10/3/14

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