Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham Inc., The


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The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is part of the nation’s largest membership organization devoted to protecting and serving individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Our mission is to promote and protect the human rights of people with developmental disabilities (DD) and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is celebrating fifty-six (56) years of advocacy, programs, and service to the Harrisonburg, Rockingham and western Augusta communities.

We believe that every person with an intellectual and developmental disability has the right to live, learn, work, and play in the most normal and inclusive environment possible. Our ArcAngels play a vital role in the community as volunteers at a variety of local nonprofits such as The Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Elkton Area Community Center to name just a few.

Our programs foster the individual's abilities to acquire, retain, or improve the skills necessary to build positive social behavior, greater independence, employability, and to make the personal choices necessary to access typical activities and functions in community life, just like you or me.

We provide  Day Support (The Simon-Edmonson Center) Community Engagement (SpArc), In-home and Respite Care programs, legislative advocacy, and educational, information and referral services. The Arc participants are picked up and dropped off at their homes and transported throughout the day, evenins and weekends to community activities.