The Arc of Hilo

Commitment, Empowerment, Employment

aka Arc of Hilo`   |   Hilo, HI   |  http://www.arcofhilo.org

Mission

To enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through person-centered services, including employment development, community inclusion, Adult Day Health services, youth transition / Career Exploration, and access to low income housing.

Ruling year info

1955

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Robert Efford

Main address

1099 Waianuenue Ave.

Hilo, HI 96720 USA

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Formerly known as

Big Island Association to help Retarded Children

Hilo Association to help Retarded Children

Hilo Association for Retarded Citizens

EIN

99-0109668

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Adult Day Care (P71)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1954, The Arc of Hilo has always set the standard for serving people with disabilities and their families. Although our mission has remained constant over the years, the services we've provided have evolved as the needs of our clients have changed. The Arc of Hilo is seeking operational and marketing funds to support the enhancement of our new Job Training and Creation Center. We seek to improve our outreach through marketing and social media outlets to inform the community of our services and the new start-up businesses created. Our Adult Day Health participants have been actively working on a recreational park area with wheel chair accessible paths, soccer field, basketball court and BBQ area. We pride ourselves on the ability to adapt and serve a larger demographic while promoting diversity and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities into our community.

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?

Commercial Services

The Arc of Hilo is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to be providing services to the community. Vocational Training for people with developmental and other disabilities occurs daily at various private, county, state, and federal locations.
The Commercial Services program provides "in-house" training opportunities for clients in our laundry, custodial, landscaping & conference/event businesses. Participants have the choice to receive vocational training in one of the Arc’s commercial areas, however after achieving employment & training goals, participants may opt to be placed in a community setting. The advantage of these programs is that it allows individuals to flow between departments, if necessary, for additional training or to explore new career options. The Arc of Hilo competes for contracts to private, county, state, & federal entities & serves 40-50 individuals in competitive employment. The Job Creation & Training Center will provide new opportunities for skill training such as customer service/hospitality, retail/sales, event/food preparation and delivery. Although we have developed four main service businesses as areas of concentration for job development, our determination in quantifying and identifying new markets is on-going.

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

The Community Supports and Services (CSS) Program offers 40+ individuals an opportunity to live a lifestyle that promotes growth and development while integrating them into society. These participants must qualify for the Federal Medicaid Waiver Services Program, which is co-funded by the Dept. of Health and Medicaid. Our program provides a critical lifeline that connects them with resources and supports necessary to stabilize and improve their daily lives. Our focus is to increase levels of independence and functioning in the areas of self-care, independent living skills, social skills, home/money management, education and employment opportunities.

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

The Arc of Hilo owns and operates three apartment complexes in Hilo and provides HUD and County subsidized housing for 54 low income, and economically disadvantaged elderly and handicapped individuals.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our goals are to create a better future for our clients through job skill training, community inclusion and eliminating barriers, generalizations and stereotypes. We seek to achieve greater economic stability for our population and nurture a network of mutually beneficial public and private partnerships. By empowering individuals with disabilities to mainstream, achieve normalization and realize their full potential, we accomplish our mission of improving lives on every level. Our future goals are linked with our ability to deliver quality services that exceed customer expectations and provide sustainable employment. The Arc has developed "incubator" businesses which are not dependent on tourism, federal, state funding or vulnerable to economic downturns.

Our long term strategy is to provide a comprehensive, job-readiness training program for its participants in five fast growing service areas: Custodial, Grounds Keeping, Laundry, Hospitality/food service industries and an Event/party rental business. Our in-house facilities are what make us so unique in the community; we are the job creators and have the entrée to the population we serve. Participants have the choice to receive vocational training in one of the Arc's commercial areas, however after achieving employment & training goals, participants may opt to be placed in a community setting. The advantage of these programs is that it allows individuals to flow between departments, if necessary, for additional training or to explore new career options. The Arc of Hilo competes for contracts to private, county, state, & federal entities & serves 40-50 individuals in competitive employment.

In FY 2017-18, the Job Creation & Training Center will allow The Arc to broaden the contracted services it provides business clients, as well as increase the number of trained low income workers with disabilities. Statistics show that over 60% of our target population has one or more disabilities. For instance, 85% of prisoners are found to have at least one disability. Many returning veterans may have multiple disabilities and many recipients of public assistance who have had difficulty with traditional education are found to have a learning disability. Outreach & marketing to these under-served populations will be one of our main objectives in this coming year. The result of these marketing efforts for our new services will make us more sustainable because we depend upon the earned income from our underlying social enterprises to cover the expenses of working with these populations; which means that we will be able to maintain these jobs without seeking continuing financial support.

The results of our efforts are the creation of new jobs, quality of life enhancement, a safer community, crime statistics go down, and a tax base grow. The outcomes are directly related to the impacts on the clients who are receiving the services, such as improved health, safe and secure development, emotional stability, richer appreciation & perspectives in life, & increased independence through employment. The Adult Day Health Program clients increased their active volunteering services in partnership with the community, working side by side with non-disabled adults, sharing experiences and peer learning. Our future involves strategic program development which will be instrumental in attracting new clients. Our Computer Learning Center is available for Job Searches, Computer Training, Social Media Services, Resume Development and much more. We hope to expand our employment services and computer literacy to all our clients and strengthen their ability to be self sustaining.

Financials

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Operations

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The Arc of Hilo

Board of directors
as of 07/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Mari Giel

University of Hawaii

Term: 2020 - 2023

William Horace Farr

Jeff Harman

Judi Melon

Pat Aiona

Mari M.I. Giel

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/29/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data