Family Support Services
Companion services allow for individuals to enjoy the company of a community member while they are at home or in the community to help ensure their health and safety throughout the day. Companions assist in taking care of individuals by helping prepare meals, doing chores, and various other tasks the individual may need.
The OASIS club is a group for adults with various intellectual disabilities to be able to meet once a month and explore the community with each other. Together, the members of OASIS attend community events and functions with the supervision of Arc staff, allowing them to socialize with peers in a safe environment. Past OASIS outings have been the movies, Erie Zoo, baseball games, The Academy Theatre, Kraynak’s. bowling and more.
The Arc’s Drop-In Center is based at 222 Chestnut Street in Meadville and is open to adults 18 and over who choose to use the space for social and recreational activities. Open Monday through Friday 6-9pm and Saturdays from 12-4pm, the Drop-In Center provides a space for individuals to spend time with peers with Arc staff monitoring and facilitating events such as bingo, movies, video games, cooking classes, crafts and more.
Respite is a short term service designed to supervise and support individuals living in private homes. Services may be needed due to the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing care. Respite can be provided either on a daily or 15-minute basis.
One of The Arc’s most popular activities, Teen Camp is an 8-week summer program held at The Arc for individuals 13-21 who would like to engage in social and recreational activities with peers. The Arc staff work closely with individuals in Teen Camp to explore the community, build communication skills, and learn new talents.