The Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas
The Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas provides advocacy, support, and services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities [IDD] and their families. We do this through health and wellness programs, an active recreation club, and 1:1 community inclusion services. Since COVID hit, we host bi-weekly virtual social activities, like a dance led by self-advocate DJ Lamar, bingo night, scavenger hunts, movie night, and more! (See our Facebook page for details.) We also launched the Digital Divide pilot project through generous support from CareOregon and The City of Portland, which made it possible for us to distribute 60 iPads to people experiencing disability.
The Arc Thrift Store opened in Portland’s thriving Montavilla neighborhood in January 2021, and is getting a strong response from the community because of its mix of inexpensive items, quirky finds, and high-end collectibles. This store is made possible thanks to The Arc’s used goods donation center which accepts gently-used household items from the public. We’re proud of keeping tons of recyclable items, scrap metal, and electronics out of the local waste stream for over four decades.
We welcome people who live in the Portland metro region to become a member of our chapter!