The Arc Central Chesapeake Region supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live the lives they choose by creating opportunities, promoting respect and equity, and providing access to services. Since its founding by a group of parents of children with disabilities in 1961, The Arc has grown dramatically and now supports thousands of people with disabilities and their families each year. The Arc’s programs and services support the full spectrum of a person’s life, from birth through retirement, and all the joys and opportunities in between.
The Arc’s new building in Easton, MD will be part of the town’s Port Street Small Area Plan, intended to make Port Street a vibrant gateway to the town and connect historic Easton to Easton’s waterfront. The Arc’s building is to be the first building implemented of this plan, and will serve as both The Arc’s Eastern Shore Headquarters as well as nine apartment units managed by Chesapeake Neighbors, a program of The Arc that offers affordable housing to people with disabilities and low-income families. This Sacred Place will thus be in a location optimal for use by both The Arc community as well as the broader Easton community, ensuring that the new waterfront plan will incorporate a contemplative space among the many diverse uses this corridor will sustain.