The Arc of Moore County was established in 1960 by parents who needed and desired services and supports for their children with developmental disabilities. From the work of many Arc members came the first exceptional education program in the public schools, the first developmental day preschool, the first adult vocational program and an organization of people committed to improving the lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Today, The Arc provides a variety of services and supports to individuals and families. As an advocacy organization, we work at the local, state and national level to encourage new and better opportunities for inclusive living, working and leisure for people with disabilities, while supporting self-advocates to achieve independence and dignity. Information about the services provided by The Arc of Moore County is also shared with area human service organizations by way of the United Way of Moore County's 211 information data base.
As a private, non-profit organization, funding for The Arc’s services and supports come from many sources: United Way, County of Moore, Sandhills Center for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, and the federal Medicaid program. However, to sustain and grow our ability to serve individuals and their families, the staff, board of directors and volunteers of The Arc staff continuously seeking other funding sources. Fundraising and private contributions are crucial and much needed to help The Arc carry out its mission.
The Arc of Moore County is a recipient of grant funds provided by the Moore County Community Foundation and the Moore Women-A Giving Circle, both of which are affiliates of the North Carolina Community Foundation.