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 ServicesCommunity Support and Residential Houses
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.
- Community Support Program
- 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.
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
-- Martina Navratilova