We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities...
Are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability
Are equal before the law
Belong in the community in natural proportions - to live, to work, and to participate fully in community life
Have a voice in their own well-being
Are contributing members of society
Established six decades ago, The Arc United States is one of the ten largest
not-for-profit organizations in the country. The Arc Colorado participates in public policy
that affects people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and collaborates
with eleven local chapters, including Mesa County. The Arc Mesa County serves the
Western Slope through individual advocacy, community education, and systemic
change, along with information and referral. The majority of funding comes from Arc Thrift Stores, grants, fundraising, memberships, and donations.