The Arc of Haywood County, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was incorporated on January 9, 1976 to provide residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc recognizes that all people should have the opportunity to live in and be a part of their community. People who previously lived in state institutions, rest homes and nursing facilities had a place they could call home. Families who could no longer care for their loved one at home found comfort in the services and support provided in the Arc homes.
Through training and support from Arc staff, many people learn the skills necessary to become more independent. In 1978, the Arc of Haywood County began the first apartment program in North Carolina for individuals with developmental disabilities, along with a program in Durham, NC. The Arc of Haywood County is committed to our mission and encourages individuals to identify their hopes and dreams. Our goal is to provide the services and support to pursue those hopes and dreams.
The Arc of Haywood County is a local affiliate of the Arc of The United States and the Arc of North Carolina.