Arc of San Francisco

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Mission[edit]

The mission of The Arc of San Francisco is to serve people with developmental and similar disabilities, and their families, by providing access to a full range of services that advance self-determination, dignity and quality of life.

History[edit]

The Arc of San Francisco [1] is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California.[2] Founded in 1951,[3] The Arc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides support and advocacy to adults with developmental disabilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.[4][5]

Services[edit]

Each person who comes to The Arc receives personally tailored services, based upon his or her own needs. The Arc of San Francisco connects people with disabilities to companies who are looking for employees. The service is at no cost for the hiring companies, and The Arc also supplies job coaches who stay with disabled employees for up to a month and provide them with training.[6] Companies and other organizations that have used this service include Albertsons,[6] Starbucks,[6] and the San Francisco Giants.[7]

The non-profit has 188 employees and 110 volunteers,[3] who help 425 people every day.[8] In November 2008, it had an annual budget of nearly $10 million,[3] which is up from $7.2 million in November 2005.[8]

Miscellaneous[edit]

John Altieri, a singer and stage actor, used to volunteer at The Arc of San Francisco as a director and as a coach.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crawford, Sabrina (2006). Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to And Living in the San Francisco Bay Area: Including San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, And Palo Alto. New York: First Book. p. 274. ISBN 0-912301-63-5. 
  2. ^ "Affordable Housing Coalitions and Agencies". California Department of Developmental Services. California Health and Human Services Agency. 2007-11-01. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nonprofit profile: The Arc of San Francisco Tim Hornbecker, executive director". American City Business Journals. 2008-11-21. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Smith, Matt (2007-03-13). "A Walk in the Park". SF Weekly (Village Voice Media). Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "SF Supes Vote To Close Parts Of JFK Drive On Saturdays". Bay City News. 2006-04-25. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c "Willing and ready to work". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Communications). 2005-05-12. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Dog Days of Summer, Heritage Nights Highlight Seven Game San Francisco Giants Homestand". All American Patriots. 2007-08-02. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Duxbury, Sarah (2005-11-11). "Conservatory of Music plans new digs at S.F. civic center". American City Business Journals. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  9. ^ Collette, Matt (2008-05-10). "John F. Altieri, 38; actor performed in 'Jersey Boys'". The Boston Globe (The New York Times Company). Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 

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