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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Welcome to The Arc of South Carolina's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Here, you will find answers to some of the most common questions about our organization, services, and how you can get involved. The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.  If you can't find the information you're looking for, please feel free to contact us at thearc@arcsc.org or 803-748-5020. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter here

General Information

  1. What is The Arc of South Carolina?

    • The Arc of South Carolina is a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Learn more here

  2. How long has The Arc of South Carolina been in operation?

    • The Arc of South Carolina has been advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1957. 

Services

  1. What services does The Arc of South Carolina provide?

    • We offer a range of services and resources, including case management, advocacy, educational workshops, and community programs designed to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. You can find more information about all of the services we provide by visiting our website here

  2. How can I access your case management services?

    • You can learn more about our services by contacting us via email at thearc@arcsc.org or by calling us at 803-748-5020. We will guide you through the process of accessing the services you need.

 

Involvement 

  1. How can I get involved with The Arc of South Carolina?

    • There are many ways to get involved with our organization. You can volunteer, attend events, donate, or advocate for disability rights. Visit arcsc.org/get-involved for more information.

  2. What are the benefits of getting involved? By getting involved, you can make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You will have the opportunity to:

    • Make a Difference: Contribute to creating a more inclusive and supportive community for people with disabilities.

    • Gain Knowledge and Skills: Participate in educational workshops and training sessions that enhance your understanding and ability to advocate effectively.

    • Build Relationships: Connect with other passionate individuals, families, and professionals who share your commitment to disability rights.

    • Receive Updates: Stay informed about our advocacy efforts, upcoming events, and new programs through regular updates.

    • Access Resources: Gain access to valuable resources and information that can help you support individuals with disabilities more effectively.

    • Experience Personal Growth: Develop a deeper sense of empathy, understanding, and fulfillment from helping others and being part of a positive change.

  3. Do I need to become a member to access services?

    • No, you do not need to become a member to access our services. Our programs and support are available to everyone, including individuals with disabilities, their families, and allies. We welcome anyone who is interested in benefiting from or contributing to our mission.

  4. How can I support The Arc of South Carolina?

    • You can support us by making a donation, volunteering your time, or participating in our events. Every contribution helps us continue our mission to promote and protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visit arcsc.org/donate to learn more.

 

Events

  1. What events does The Arc of South Carolina host?

    • We host a variety of events throughout the year, including Disability Advocacy Day in March, community celebrations, workshops, and special programs like Wings for All. Check our events calendar at arcsc.org/newsandevents for upcoming events.

  2. How can I participate in your events?

    • Participation is open to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and supporters. You can register for events on our website or contact us directly for more details.

 

Contact Information

  1. How can I contact The Arc of South Carolina?

    • You can reach us via email at thearc@arcsc.org or by phone at 803-748-5020.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

  2. Where is The Arc of South Carolina located?

    • Our main office is located at 254 Corley Mill Rd. Lexington, SC 29072.

 

Support and Donations

  1. How can I make a donation to The Arc of South Carolina?

    • Donations can be made online through our website at arcsc.org/donate, or you can mail a check to our office. Every contribution helps us continue our mission.

  2. Is my donation tax-deductible?

    • Yes, The Arc of South Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  3. Can I set up a recurring donation?

    • Absolutely! You can set up a recurring donation on our donation page to provide ongoing support.

 

Advocacy

  1. How does The Arc of South Carolina advocate for disability rights?

    • We engage in local and state advocacy efforts, work with policymakers, provide educational resources, and support individuals and families in advocating for their rights.

  2. How can I get involved in advocacy?

    • Join our advocacy network by signing up on our website. You will receive updates on advocacy opportunities and ways you can make a difference. Visit our Disability Advocacy Day page at www.scpdo.org to learn more about how you can get involved in Disability Advocacy Day at the SC State House!

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