The United Arc, Inc.

Acheive With Us.

aka The United Arc   |   TURNERS FALLS, MA   |  http://theunitedarc.org

Mission

Vision:
All people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve the fullest expression of their lives.

Mission:
The United Arc supports people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving the universal goals of inclusion, choice, and independence.

Ruling year info

1974

Executive Director

Lynne Marie Bielecki

Main address

294 AVENUE A

TURNERS FALLS, MA 01376 USA

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EIN

04-2267562

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Family & Youth Support Services

The United Arc Family Support Centers serve families with a family member who has intellectual or developmental disabilities and lives at their family home. We offer workshops, support groups, and service navigation to support these families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Positive Parenting supports parents with learning differences or intellectual and developmental disabilities in their right to parent their own children. We offer Supervised Visitation, In-Home Supports, Transitional Living, and Educational Workshops to support these parents

Population(s) Served
Parents
People with learning disabilities

The United Arc offers group residential supports to adults who need 24 hour support at all stages and conditions of life. We are proud to support positive relationships, community membership, respect, and dignity. Individualized person-centered plans and services empower each person to be avidly involved in making decisions about their schedules, community involvements and relationships.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Seniors

The Community Support Program provides community-based services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

We strive to assist individuals to live as independently as possible, supporting the people we serve to make choices about their lives. Dedicated weekly supports are highly personalized, flexible, and responsive, based on each individual's needs and preferences. Supports focus on effectively recognizing and promoting each individual's autonomy and independence.

The Community Support Program staff pride themselves on their abilities to be highly customized and responsive to the changing needs and preferences of each individual we serve. Furthermore, the program strives to assist each person in creating and enhancing meaningful relationships and friendships, and to be a full member of their community.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

The United Arc sponsors self-advocacy groups which offer peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

Frontier Club is for members from the North Quabbin area. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings, 5:45-7:30 PM at 100 Main Street, Athol, MA. Occasional events are held on weekends.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

The United Arc sponsors self-advocacy groups which offer peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

The Pioneer Club draws its membership from central Franklin County. Meetings are held Thursday evenings, 6-8pm at The Arc Common, 294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA. Occasional events are held on weekends.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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The United Arc, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bruce Biagi

Mary Fernsebner

The United Arc

Janice Herlihy

DDS - Retired

Jessica Howard

Greenfield Savings Bank

Francis Campbell

Big Y

Doreen Gallien

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Diane Gumaer

The United Arc

Norma Mackey-Bovat

LifePath

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/6/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.