The Florence Professional Firefighters Association Local 270 is held a T-Shirt Fundraiser this June for Autism Awareness. The Autism Society of Alabama and The Arc of the Shoals are the beneficiaries of 100 percent of the profit from the T-shirt sales. The Coleman Group has committed to donating 50 percent of its profit to the … Continue reading UPDATE: Florence Professional Firefighters Association Local 270
The Board of Directors will be hosting a special called board meeting on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 12:00 PM (CT). The meeting will be via phone conference. An email with the agenda and conference information will be sent out as soon as it is available. All members are welcome to attend OPEN board meetings.
The Arc of the Shoals is hiring! We have several shifts available within our residential program! Want a 4-hour evening shift? We’ve got you covered! This would be ideal for a college student looking to gain experience in special education, nursing, social work, or Human Resources! We also offer 8 & 12-hour shifts within the … Continue reading Residential Positions Available
Millions of people with disabilities rely on home and community-based services (HCBS) to stay in their communities and out of congregate settings, but there isn’t enough money in the program to support everyone. More than 820,000 Americans are on waiting lists to receive HCBS and are not getting the services they need. Last month, Susan, … Continue reading Funding for HCBS is long overdue. Congress must act now!
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides critical support for millions of people with disabilities and their families to be able to afford necessities like food and rent. But SSI has many unfair and outdated rules that make it hard for people to save money and get out of poverty. For example, people who get … Continue reading Ask Your Senators to Support the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act!
We would like to wish all of the dads a happy Father's Day!
We apologize for the late posting. We are saddened to hear about the passing of Miriam Watkins. Miriam R. Watkins, 99, of Florence, passed away May 23, 2022, at her residence. Mrs. Watkins was a retired teacher and homemaker. She was a member of Jackson Heights Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by … Continue reading Passing of Arc of the Shoals Member, Miriam Watkins
Please keep Hanna Ruggles, her parents, doctors, surgeons, and all others involved in your thoughts and prayers. Hanna has had a challenging last few months, and these next few days are hopefully an answer to all of our prayers. To read more about Hanna’s journey, please visit https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/hannaruggles We hope and pray her surgeries go … Continue reading Pray for Hanna Ruggles
Currently, we have reached 50% of our goal for our membership. Our goal for the 2022-2023 year is 100 members. When you join The Arc of the Shoals as a general member, you become part of a network of families, self-advocates, and individuals who provide support, information, and encouragement to one another. Members are essential … Continue reading Join the General Membership!