The Arc of Cape May County was formed in 1961 by parents determined to ensure the most full and independent lives possible for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Since then, they have been creating opportunities, changing public attitudes, fostering respect, and impacting families and individuals living right here in Cape May County. The Arc of Cape May County provides residential homes and supervised apartments to foster independent living, as well as a day program (now virtual, in-person when deemed viable) and employment coaching and preparation for participating individuals.
The Arc of Cape May County has diversified revenue sources, such as income from a local thrift store. In this mix is the critical financial support of local donors. That is why Alex Coll, Director of Development and Communications at The Arc of Cape May County, reached out to the Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ). She recognized the emphasis on local awareness and support that is at the heart of CFSJs mission. She wanted to share the mission and needs of the organization with the South Jersey community at large.
How has the grant from CFSJ helped The Arc of Cape May County? The Arc of Cape May County was able to pilot a telemedicine service called Station MD., a telemedicine software designed for people with disabilities so that they could understand and communicate with medical experts and provide in-person care as needed. The grant also allowed The Arc of Cape May County to safely introduce virtual programming for group support programs to ensure safety and continued care.
As The Arc of Cape May County continues to expand its reach and services across Cape May County, the organization is always looking for people to join and help serve more people with disabilities. The Arc of Cape May County is in need of steady financial support to further their growth as well as people willing to work alongside the team to be part of this life-enriching program. If you are interested in working for us or volunteering, please contact email@example.com.
To find out more and get involved, go to arcofcapemay.org. The Arc of Cape May County provides comprehensive services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ensuring a lifetime of achievement with dignity and full partnership in the community.
The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) helps South Jersey residents harness the power of philanthropy to transform their community and the issues they care about most. The Foundation helps donors to create funds—both large and small—achieve positive results with their generosity in South Jersey and beyond. By working with the Community Foundation donors can engage in philanthropy that is innovative, visionary, and effective.