Developmental disabilities cannot be cured.
They are lifelong and chronic.
of the people served by The Arc of Multnomah - Clackamas, their
need for support is ongoing. Our goal is to ensure that people
with developmental disabilities
have access to services that foster the highest level of independence
Over 95% of the people
served by The Arc of Multnomah - Clackamas live at or below Federal
Poverty Guidelines. That’s a family of four living on an
annual income of $20,000. While many receive Social Security Disability
benefits, the annual incomes from these benefits still falls short
- approximately 30% under guidelines! Often, annual incomes do
not meet basic human needs such as food security and shelter.
Your contribution makes a difference
Your generous contribution allows The Arc of Multnomah - Clackamas
to provide services, support, advocacy, and information &
referral to over 5,000 professionals, families and children and
adults with developmental disabilities each year.
Did you know...
17% of U.S. children under 18 years of age have a developmental
out of ten Americans has someone with impaired mental development in
mental development is ten times more prevalent than physical disabilities?
it is hard to estimate the costs of caring for children with
more serious forms of impaired mental development, the costs may be as
much as 10 times higher than caring for a child who does not
have a disability?
the individual with a developmental disability is a child or an adult, the reality
is that any disability can impose a financial burden that the family
will not be able to meet?