As defined by Wikipedia – Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to: Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them. Depend and safeguard their rights. Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives. 

Types of Advocacy that The Arc Mesa County, Inc provides:

  • Individual Direct Advocacy: One on One working with children, adults, and parents, supporting them to address educational, insurance, publicly funded services, employment and housing issues. 
  • Community Outreach: Through educational presentations and community events, The Arc Mesa County opens hearts and minds to create communities that embrace people with all ABILITIES. 
  • Advocacy Education: We provide education for families and self-advocates to empower people with disabilities and their families to advocate for themselves. 
  • Legislative and Systemic Advocacy: The Arc Mesa County, Inc. is one of 14 chapters in Colorado working to influence public policy to support people with disabilities. The Arc has an active presence in Washington D.C. and the Colorado Capitol.

“Thank You for everything you have done and continue to do for our child. If it was not for you and the ARC things could be so very bad.”

D.K. (Parent)

“Superb folks helping superb folks! Great job in all you do!”

R.H. (Parent)

“Thank you so much for your assistance! TR is doing so much better at school.”

T.W. (Parent)

“So grateful for the advocacy provided by The Arc Mesa County, Inc. It is truly helping my daughter be more successful. Thank you.”

J.W. (Parent)

“So blessed to be a part of this amazing organization. Thank you for all you ladies do!”

J.W. (Parents)

“Wonderful people with real knowledge to help these of us who don’t know.”

C.M. (Parent)

“We are fortunate to have such a great resource in Grand Junction”

K.D. (Parent)

“Thank you for your continued support, knowledge and kindness in helping us navigate the adult world.”

D.N (Parent/Guardian)

“[I] Have recommended The Arc to many people. Love the help with dealing with the school.”

D.C. (Parent)

“When I didn’t understand something, my advocate was there to help me and make it clear.”

A.P. (Self Advocate)



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