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The Arc of Butte County

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aka The Arc   |   Chico, CA   |  arcbutte.org

Mission

The mission of The Arc is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life. We are committed to educating, advocating for, and supporting families, friends, and communities to minimize the prevalence and effects of developmental disabilities. At The Arc of Butte County, our vision is to deliver top-tier programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We strive for administrative and financial stability by continually enhancing our organization's efficiency, effectiveness, and quality. Additionally, we are dedicated to strong local, state, and national advocacy efforts.

Ruling year info

1954

Principal Officer

Katrina Woodcox

Main address

PO Box 3697

Chico, CA 95927 USA

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EIN

94-1746468

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

Employment Training (J22)

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Our programs

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Respite Care

Arc's Respite Care Services provides substantial benefits for both the caregiver and their dependent.

Respite care workers offer temporary care and companionship for children and adults with a disability, while also providing relief to their primary caregivers

Certified respite care workers absorb the typical responsibilities of the caregiver, allowing them brief periods to accomplish other responsibilities or simply have some time to themselves. Being awarded these hours of independence allows for a better, more fulfilling connection between the caregiver and the dependent. Breaks like these will leave caregivers feeling more energetic, focused, and reinvigorated about their caregiving role.

For the special needs dependent, the companionship afforded by our dedicated respite care staff provides stimulation, variety, and a welcomed change in routine. Respite care workers offer an enjoyable and rewarding experience to those in their care, which can take place in-home or community.

Population(s) Served

Arcs Independent Living Skills (ILS) programs provides advocacy and support to disabled individuals with goals of living independently. The Arc understands that many of our clients are far more capable than the stereotype of their diagnosis. While they may need a bit more practice with life activities than those who are without a disability, it has been proven over the past 70 years that those with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome or other developmental disabilities are more than capable of learning new skills and applying them in every day life.

As a service provider, the goal of ILS is to essentially work ourselves out of a job ILS instructors and administrators work towards helping people help themselves. Without community programs such as these, our clients would face such hardships as unsafe living environments, failure to address important health issues, and extreme loneliness.

Population(s) Served

Arcs Adult Day Program (ADP) provides an environment for adults to learn and belong that is both supervised and educational. The goal for each client is to be valued as an individual and to highlight attributes that emphasize their capabilities. Through facility and community-based programs, clients develop the skills necessary to contribute to society, act in a manner of self-reliance, and become successful in their endeavors.

This program serves adults in the Butte County area who have Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Participation in this program provides a higher quality of life and greater independence. The instructional curriculum is progressive and subsequently can adapt to the changing skill acquisition levels of our clients. This means we help clients work towards a specific goal until they master and retain that skill, then move onto another goal of their choosing.

Population(s) Served

The Arc of Butte County offers various Family Support Programs designed to strengthen and foster healthy families. Family Support is offered to parents, guardians, grandparents and care providers of children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, head trauma, seizure disorders and more. This caring environment offers a place for families to share their triumphs, frustrations and fears with others who have endured similar situations. Through the exchange of shared experiences, families can learn new childcare skills and coping mechanisms in a facilitated environment.

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

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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The Arc of Butte County is dedicated to supporting and empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer various programs and services designed to help these individuals achieve their personal goals, reach their full potential, and lead independent lives. By providing essential services such as our Adult Day Programs, Independent Living Skills, Job Development, Family Support, and Respite Care Services, The Arc of Butte County aims to enhance the quality of life for people with I/DD, enabling them to make informed choices and become active members of their community.

All of the services offered by The Arc of Butte County are aligned with our mission statement which aims to empower our clients to achieve their life goals. We firmly believe that individuals with disabilities have unlimited potential and deserve equal opportunities.

Our primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities by promoting their independence in every possible way. We continuously strive to improve our practices through basic and applied research, public awareness campaigns, intervention services, and public advocacy. Above all, we are committed to providing compassionate care to each and every client.

Financials

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The Arc of Butte County

Board of directors
as of 03/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cheryl Benjamin

Courtney Casey

Scott Laursen

Ed Caldwell

Gregorio Beck

Bryanna Daniels

Ryan Duncanwood

Whitney Hasty

Sara Walliser

Dylan Mull

Jeff Van Houtte

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

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/29/2024

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.