History of The Arc of Westmoreland
The Arc of Westmoreland, a private nonprofit corporation, was founded in 1954 by a group of 13 parents meeting at the Irwin Park Playground in Irwin, PA. These families recognized the need for community services for children and adults with disabilities.
Since its founding and official incorporation in 1962, the volunteer-driven organization continues to grow in scope and commitment as one of the largest providers of services for children and adults with special needs in Westmoreland County.
Affiliation with ACHIEVA family of organizations
On July 1, 2009, The Arc of Westmoreland and ACHIEVA family of organizations unanimously approved an affiliation. Thus began a new chapter which gave both organizations an opportunity to expand supports and services to children and adults with disabilities in Southwestern PA, as well as to become more efficient through economies of scale.
Individuals and their families now have access to a greater range of community-based employment opportunities, as well as in-home respite services, family support and advocacy.
Both organizations are affiliated with The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States, the leading advocacy organizations on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
United Way and Combined Federal Campaign
The Arc of Westmoreland participates in the United Way Contributor Choice program. Our United Way number is 390. You may make your United Way Pledge to The Arc of Westmoreland by clicking here
The Arc of Westmoreland also participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). This is the workplace giving program for federal employees and its CFC number is 28623. The Arc of Westmoreland's Supports