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When you become a part of The Arc family, the best resources and staff join your team to help navigate state systems, access services, reach goals, and achieve dreams.

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Ignited by a desire to ensure a better future for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a group of concerned parents banded together in 1948 to establish The Arc of Essex County. Sharing feelings, stories, and experiences empowered the group to face the challenges that raising a special needs child presented.

Today, our wide variety of supports and services enables us to deliver individualized care, tailored to everyone’s unique needs while providing support to families and loved ones. While learning a child is born with a disability is an emotional experience, families can rest assured knowing The Arc of Essex County provides the supports and services necessary for their children to lead happy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

By The Numbers

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Largest Chapter of The Arc in New Jersey

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Serve Individuals from 7 Counties in Northern New Jersey

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Reinvested more than $12.9 million to renovate & upgrade, programs and facilities

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$36+M annual budget

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