Katherine has been with The United Arc since she was nineteen.
Before that she lived with her family.
Katherine is the youngest of seven children. She has three brothers and three sisters. Some of her siblings live nearby. She is particularly close with her brother Ed and his wife Carol. After moving into The United Arc group home, she became close with her housemate Holly.
Katherine works at Mayhew Steel five days a week, packaging tools. She likes to flex her muscles to show how strong work makes her arms!
Adult ServicesIndividual Home Supports
The United Arc provides a variety of services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that promote personal well-being and self-fulfillment as individuals live and work in the community.
Primary Arc services provided for adults include:
- Residential Group Homes
- Intensive support to adults living in a group setting.
- Individual Home Supports
- Dedicated weekly supports are highly personalized, flexible, and responsive, based on each individual's needs and preferences.
- Shared Living Program
- Caretakers provide 24-hour care and support in the caretakers' home to individuals who cannot live on their own safely live alone because of medical, physical, or cognitive reasons.
- Adult Family Care
- An alternative residential program where people 16 years and older (with our without developmental disabilities) live in a caretaker's home, based on their unique needs.
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.
-- Simone Weil