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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.Tentative Schedule. Topics: March 27: Zumba, April 24th: Hip Hop, May 22nd: Improvisation with reporter Nicole Johnson from Valley News Live.

Rose Sale. Prepaid orders taken until March 13th. Delivery day April 2nd.

April 7th, 2015 7-8:30pm, Trust & Guardianship Workshop. $9 ($4 for Moorhead residents). Register for class# AFC47A through Moorhead Community Education. Printable form.

April 24 - Spring Dance, 6:00 -8:30PM. Kennedy Secondary School: Cafeteria, Fergus Falls. $3 Fee.

May 11th, 7:15-8:15. Luau. Ellen Hopkins Elementary

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

Rose Sale

Rose Sale Delivery day April 2nd. Sites in Moorhead, Fargo, Fergus Falls & Detroit Lakes.

This is our largest fundraiser of the year. The lollipop (mixed colors) would be perfect for Easter, which is the following Sunday! Prepaid ordering is done, but extra roses will be for sale at Moorhead High School on April 2nd.

Tipline at Fargo’s HoDo -
April, 2015. HoDo patrons can round up their tab to add on a tip to donate to Arc West Central, HoDo’s April charity. Please frequent the HoDo during April.  If your bill is $10.25, you can round it up to $15.00, or whatever amount you desire, and donate the round up to the charity. HoDo will donate a minimum of $500 to the charity if they have not received that much on the donation line, more if the tiplines add up to more than $500

Housing Access Services:
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Arc 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 report

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.

Watch Driven by Opportunity, a video created by our national organization to show The Arc focus

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

Thrivent Financial
Arc West Central is enrolled as a participating organization for Thrivent Choice. Eligible members can direct Choice Dollars® to Arc West Central.

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810 4th Ave. S, #134
Moorhead, MN 56560
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Updated 3/26/15

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