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Who We Are

About The Arc

The Arc of Central Virginia was started over 50 years ago by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who fought against society’s expectation that their child be sent to a state institution. Thanks to their work, and the movement they created, life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families is far better than it was in the early 1960’s.

We have served the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell and the City of Lynchburg since 1962. The Arc of Central Virginia is dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals in the community and their families to prevent institutional placement, now and in the future. We believe that individuals need choices. We encourage individuals to choose opportunities and activities that will help them reach their full potential.


The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetime.

Day Support Professionals

Sandra Lindsay
Angie Thomas
Tameka Sparrow
Machelle Tucker
Anissa Crawley
Avery “LA” Robertson

Beverly White
Teresa Johnson
Donna Branham
Barbara Jones
Cindy Kidd
Katie Wilson

Ruvenia Coleman
LeBre Annan
Hazel Morris
Cordelia Shearer
Arlene Braxton
Minnie Giles

Curtis Staton
Felicia Turner
Stella Culpepper
Medical Aide: Renee Allen

Board of Directors

Diane Kitts – President
Ed Pollaway – President-Elect
Beth Rinckel – Secretary
Lauren Dixon – Treasurer

Don Hamilton
Donovan Huffer
Sierria Lopez

Mary Jo Matthews
Jennifer Porter
Dan Raessler

Sarah Raessler
Jan Wiley

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