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The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties is affiliated with , and other local chapters throughout the Commonwealth.
Today, The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (CPARC)
provides programs and services to over 1,700 people per year
from Cumberland, Perry and Dauphin counties.
The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (CPARC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents who wanted to provide an alternative to institutionalization for their children with special needs.
Since the 1950s, CPARC has been promoting the abilities of people with developmental disabilities and other special needs. We help people with special needs from Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin and York Counties to live and work in their communities, and we strive for their inclusion in social, recreational, and community activities of their choice.
To those enrolled in our programs, the benefits are far reaching.
- CPARC ensures that people with disabilities have the same rights and access to opportunities that the non-disabled population enjoys.
- CPARC works to eliminate the barriers to employment for people with disabilities by teaching job skills.
- CPARC provides affordable childcare to families from Perry County.
- CPARC provides an alternative to nursing home placement for people experiencing the effects of aging.
- CPARC provides a safe place to live for people with disabilities in Cumberland, Perry, and Dauphin Counties.
CPARC is comprised of six (6) areas of programs and services which include:
* Advocacy ensures that people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities have
access to the same rights and opportunities as all
people and as guaranteed by law.
* Life Time Adult Day Care meets the daytime needs of the
community's aging population. Adult Day Care serves adults
with and without disabilities at locations in Camp Hill and Carlisle.
* Family Education works with parents and family members of
people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, providing the support and
education that may be needed to achieve their highest potential.
* The Early Education Center of Perry County operates child care centers
throughout Perry County, serving children with and without
disabilities from infancy through young teens.
* Residential Services operates in Cumberland, Dauphin and
Perry Counties, providing community living and support
opportunities to individuals with intellectual
* The S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training (Pollock Center)
provides training and employment
opportunities for adults with vocational challenges.
Admissions, the provision of services, and referrals of
the clients shall be made without regard to race, color,
religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin
(including limited English proficiency), age, sex or