A Place To Enhance The Quality of Life for Those We Serve

People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities must be able to lead the life they choose so that they can have a quality of life that is meaningful to them. They often do not have the services, supports, and personal relationships they want and need to lead a full life in the community. They may encounter attitudinal, public policy, service system, and other barriers that keep them from choosing where they live and work. Moreover, they often lack opportunities to participate in and contribute to their communities. With your help, we are working every day to build a future of inclusive work, play, worship, community, travel and more.

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Who We Are

The Arc of Central Virginia, which works with The Arc of Virginia and The Arc of the United States, is “a community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families.” We strive to provide the information, advocacy, skills, activities, and opportunities that our clients need in order to support their inclusion and participation in their community.

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What We Do

The Arc of Central Virginia provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to experience life to the fullest. We empower adults with disabilities to design the kind of life that they want to live. While The Arc of Central Virginia helps people find volunteer and employment opportunities, we also provide access to recreational and social activities. Our goal is for The Arc of Central Virginia participants to be fully included and valued members of their community.

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What You Can Do

Through the years, with the help of generous supporters, we are improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. We are asking others to show their support of The Arc of Central Virginia and those we serve by becoming a partner. This is your opportunity to make a positive, lasting impact, in the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

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Apply For Services

If you are interested in applying for any of the services provided by The Arc of Central Virginia, please fill out our referral/direct application form and one of our program managers will contact you shortly to discuss how The Arc of Central Virginia can best meet your needs.

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in The Arc of Central Virginia. We are available via phone Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to answer any questions.


1508 Bedford Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504

E: info@arcofcva.org
P: 434-845-4071
F: 434-845-6425