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Arc West Central News Newsletter - Fall 2015

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January 2016 Newsletter

Job opportunity: Housing Access Coordinator

Looking to make a positive difference in the lives of people w/ disabilities? Assist MN people with disabilities to obtain housing. Up to 28 hours/week. Job description. Application.

Kathy BrinkmanHousing Access Assistant CoordinatorKathy Brinkman, assisting people with disabilities eligible for long term care or state plan home care services move to homes of their ownVideo. Brochure.

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

Arc Games & More- 3rd Monday of month, Sept 21- May. - February 15th: Fun with Clay, March 21st: Games; April 18th - Mindful Movements. 2903 15th St. S, Moorhead.

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

February 8th, 2016, 7:15-8:30 - Valentine Dance. National Guard Armory, 1002 15th Ave. N, Moorhead. $5 fee.

February 20th, March 19th, 1-3pm. Sibshop. Gigi's Playhouse, 3224 20th St. S, Fargo. For kids who have siblings with disabilities. Games, Activities, & Fun!

March 21st - Rose Sale Delivery Day. Prepaid order sales February 22nd - March 7th.

Looking for More 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 are currently holding Sibshop in Fargo, & would like to hold Sibshops in all areas of our region! Training available. Call: 218-233-5949 or 1-800-411-0124
The Arc’s National Sibling Council

Red River FloodThanks to Moorhead Kiwanis and the following sponsors for contributing to the Harlem Ambassador Basketball fundraiser:
Quarter Sponsors:

  • Voxland Electric
  • Moorhead Public Schools
  • Debra Parks
  • Northwestern Bank.
Player Sponsorships:
  • Blue Sky, Inc,
  • Gate City Bank
  • Vogel Law Firm
  • Travelodge
  • American Crystal Sugar Company
  • Shooting Star Casino
  • A huge thank you to our local players, the Red River Flood! It was a fun evening!

    Housing Access Services:
    Circles of Support

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

    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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    Updated 1/28/16

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