The Arc Volusia

aka The Arc of Volusia   |   Daytona Beach, FL   |  http://www.arcvolusia.org/

Mission

Providing the opportunity for hope, growth, and change to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.

Our dream is that one day all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) will be included and participate as full members of their communities, throughout their lives.

We are helping people development skills for life through an emphasis on Education, Employment, Health, and Basic Needs.

Ruling year info

1965

Executive Director

Audra Burd

Main address

100 Jimmy Huger Circle

Daytona Beach, FL 32117 USA

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EIN

59-1035137

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Adult Day Training - Life Skills Development 3

This program provides services to adults ages 18 and over with developmental disabilities. Each client, with input from staff & caregivers, determines their individual goals - and those goals are set forth in their personal "Annual Support Plan." Our staff then serves these individuals on a daily basis - seeking to enable them to achieve their personal goals. We are dreaming BIG dreams for our clients!!!

This daily program revolves around four main ideas:
1. Education
2. Health
3. Basic Needs
4. Meaningful Employment

These services are intended to increase independence for our clients in the areas of social skills, communication, self-care, and work related skills.

We have both Level 1 & Level 2 Clients - which simply means that our people run the full continuum from those who are able to live and function largely independently to those who are move involved and require greater levels of assistance.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Agency Goal:
To become the premier agency, and service provider of choice for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Volusia County Florida, and surrounding regions.

Goals for the Friends We Serve:
1. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have opportunities to increase their academic knowledge.
2. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have opportunities to experience their own community, and to participate in that community through volunteerism.
3. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have opportunities to increase their social interaction and communication with staff and peers.
4. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have opportunities to increase their independence in daily living skills.
5. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have opportunities to acquire and increase their vocational skills.
6. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have opportunities to increase self-sufficiency by choosing to work and earn a paycheck for themselves.

TO ACHIEVE AGENCY GOAL --
- We continue to train all staff to use two questions to help solve problems, make decisions, and plan their work:
1. Is it in the best interest of The Arc Volusia as an organization?
2. Is it in the best interest of the friends (Clients) we serve?
- We continue to train our staff, and hold them accountable to live by our four agency "Values to Achieve Success:
1. Integrity, 2. Safety, 3. Service, 4. Growth

TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS FOR THE FRIENDS WE SERVE:
1. INCREASE ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE: We have a longstanding partnership with Daytona State College, and offer Adult Basic Education Courses to all of our clients on a consistent basis. Two full-time staff members serve in this capacity.
2. VOLUNTEERISM AND INVOLVEMENT: We build partnerships with other organizations and agencies to identify opportunities to involve our clients. We have an Aktion club at our Daytona Campus - with is a service club for individuals with disabilities sponsored by the Kiwanis.
3. INCREASED SOCIAL INTERACTION: We work to foster an honest environment of love, compassion, and inclusion. We throw parties, call one another by name, and invest in relationships.
4. INCREASED INDEPENDENCE: Every friend/client has a personal "SUPPORT PLAN" which identifies their personal goals. These goals may include feeding themselves, holding their own cup, using the restroom independently, or riding a bicycle. Our staff knows what is on each clients plan and seeks to serve those individual goals.
5. INCREASED VOCATIONAL SKILLS: We seek to keep our friends/clients active. We inform them of opportunities and provide experiences to broaden their abilities.
6. WORK AND A PAYCHECK: We encourage and support both employment in the community, and employment in our Employment Center on campus. We bring in contract work, which consists of light manufacturing and mail-house functions - and we give our friends/clients the opportunity to work if they choose to do so.

EXPERIENCE: We've been doing this for 53 years!!! The Arc Volusia was founded in 1962 by parents who loved their children with disabilities, and knew that they could do more for their children by working together than they could apart. We have an experienced staff - with many of them having been here for 20+ years. We are experts in our field.

NO DEBT: Our forefathers made many wise decisions. The Arc Volusia has ZERO debt, which means that our resources are able to go more directly to programs and services for our Friends/clients.

PARTNERSHIPS: We have formed strong partnerships with educational institutions, manufacturers, and employers in our community. We have strong networks which enable us to engage our friends/clients in meaningful ways and create opportunities for them to grow, change, and participate more fully in their community.

BOARD: We have a quality board that consists of Attorneys, Entrepreneurs, Educators, Parents, and Clients. Our board is healthy and the relationships with the staff are strong.

It is sometimes difficult to measure progress in our field. While it is true that some of our Friends can and do grow in their skill levels and then pursue opportunities beyond us - out in the community, many do not. Goals must be individualized, and broad characterizations must be avoided.

The best ways - perhaps the only ways - to really measure our success and progress is to meet our people and hear their stories. When you meet the man who didn't speak for decades, and then one day he did; or the boy who spent most of his live in a room, or the woman who moved out to live on her own - this is when you really start to comprehend the overall impact and success of our agency.

We invite you to come for a visit.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Arc Volusia

Board of directors
as of 2/6/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Melody Lankford

Lankford Law Firm

John Meyer Owner & Managing Director

Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe

Bobbi Barlow Account Executive

Brown and Brown Insurance

Eugene Gabriel Retired

Former Executive Director of The Arc

Bradley Gordner Marketing Development Manager

Daytona Beach News Journal

Deborah Quackenbush Partner & Chairman

Intellivance, LLC

Angie Robbins Advisory Council / Self Advocate

Ann Robbins City Commissioner

City of Lake Helen

Michael Sibley Partner & CPA

James Moore & Co.

Pete Keirstead Pastor

Thrive Community Church

Shawn Abbatessa Director of Marketing

Daytona Beach CVB

Trish McGetrick Marketing

Stonewood Grill

Board leadership practices

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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