Get Involved

When public funding isn’t enough, we depend on our community to help us meet our mission. There are several ways for you to get involved.


By supporting The Arc of Howard County, your contributions enhance our efforts to advocate for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families. Whether you choose to make a one-time donation, join the 1961 Legacy Society, or provide a gift in memory or honor, every contribution holds significant value.

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People served by The Arc, their family members, staff, volunteers, members of the community, local businesses and other non-profits are all encouraged to join The Friends of The Arc.


There are many ways to volunteer from special events to workdays and more.

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You can make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Employment empowers people to live full and meaningful lives.


Although attitudes about people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities have improved over the years, ignorance, misconceptions and prejudice still exist. People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities have become their own advocates, organizing and speaking before local groups and elected officials, even testifying at hearings for more funding for programs and services.

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