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YOUR SUPPORT IS POWERFUL!

The Arc of Butte County offers a lifeline to individuals and families facing unique challenges, fostering inclusion, empowerment, and independence within their communities. By supporting The Arc, we ensure access to critical resources, educational opportunities, and advocacy efforts that enable individuals with IDD to thrive and reach their full potential. Through collective support, we affirm the value of every individual and promote a more inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.

Resources

RESOURCES FOR GROWTH
TOOLS FOR SUCCESS.

Food Bank

Available for all Arc clients and their families. Hours are Monday 8:30-11:30/1:30-4 pm Wednesday 8:30-11:30 pm Friday 8:30-11:30/1:30-4:00 pm. Check in with the front desk for assistance. Please bring your own bag.

Community Services

Through collaborative partnerships with local agencies and organizations, we ensure access to essential services and opportunities for individuals with IDD to thrive and participate fully in their communities.

Housing Resources

The Arc of Butte County owns an apartment complex that is managed by Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP). For more information, please contact your local CHIP office directly.

Our Events

GET INVOLVED
STAY CONNECTED.

Our community relies on fundraising events to generate the resources we need to make a real impact. By attending our next event, you can be confident in the knowledge that you are making a difference. We are proud of the work we do, and we invite you to join us and experience the power of collective action. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of something truly special – we look forward to seeing you there!

Donate Today

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SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS.

General Donations

Family Support

Adult Day Program

Building Brighter Futures

PROGRAMS & SERVICES.

The programs and services offered by The Arc aim to create a range of opportunities for individuals who require support. These opportunities include living independently, participating in community activities, finding employment, earning income, acquiring social skills, continuing education, and engaging in other daily activities that many of us take for granted. We provide our services in our service center, at the client’s homes, and throughout the community.

OUR IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY

432, 600 +

Direct Service
Hours Provided

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Programs Offered

1400 +

Individuals & Families
Receiving Services

900 +

Employees & Direct
Care Providers

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Counties Served

OUR IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY

432, 800 +

Direct Service
Hours Provided

0

Programs Offered

1600 +

Individuals & Families
Receiving Services

1000 +

Employees & Direct
Care Providers

0

Counties Served

Have Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions.

The Arc of Butte County is a community-based organization that offers support and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their families. Our services aim to promote self-reliance, independence, and successful integration into all aspects of society. We offer a diverse range of services that advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities, and we strive to make a positive impact on their lives.

 The Arc of Butte County provides services to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria established by the Far Northern Regional Center (FNRC). In order to benefit from our services, individuals or caregivers must first qualify for FNRC programs and must be referred to us by FNRC. Please be advised that The Arc of Butte County is not responsible for determining eligibility for our programs.

Residents of California who have a developmental disability that significantly hinders them are eligible for services. The disability must have originated before the age of 18, and it includes conditions such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and other neurological conditions that require similar treatment.

 

Far Northern Regional Center provides referrals to the residents of Butte, Modoc, Siskiyou, Glenn, Plumas, Tehama, Lassen, Shasta, or Trinity counties in Northern California.

An individual is diagnosed as having an intellectual disability when they score significantly below average on a test of mental ability/intelligence and are limited in their functional ability in numerous areas of life, such as communication, self-care, and social situations or activities. There are varying degrees of intellectual disability, ranging from mild to profound – which is determined by their IQ, along with what services they require. Those with an intellectual disability are fully capable of learning new skills, and they do so in a slower manner than those of average intelligence and adaptive skills.

 

An individual is diagnosed as having a developmental disability before the age of 18 and when their disability constitutes a substantial handicap that is expected to continue indefinitely. Some developmental disabilities include Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy. These are considered significant handicaps because the basic needs of an individual with a developmental disability cannot be met by participating in social, educational, vocational, recreational, medical, or other resources made available to non-handicapped individuals in the community.

As our clients’ safety is our top priority, we conduct background checks for all individuals who have direct interactions with them. This means that there are limited volunteer opportunities for those who want to work with our clients. However, we welcome volunteers from the community who can assist with in-person fundraising events by volunteering their time, donating tangible items, or making monetary contributions.

 

The best way to support our advocacy efforts is through monthly donations or by becoming an Arc sponsor. Every dollar donated to The Arc goes directly back into our community, ensuring the future of our programs and providing life-changing support to individuals and families who rely on our services to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle while caring for a dependent with an intellectual or developmental disability.

 

We also encourage community members to shop at and donate to The Arc Thrift Store.

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