The Arc of Kent County

for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are valued in order that they and their families participate fully in and contribute to their community.


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Self-determination is a philosophy that says people with disabilities should have the freedom to decide how to live their lives--just like everyone else in the community.

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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day of Service 2018

Two Mayors Kick Off Day of Service on MLK Day at UCOM

Grand Rapids, Jan. 3 2017—

United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) and The Arc Kent County today announced a kickoff event for the 2018 MLK Day of Service. On January 15, as part of a grant awarded by The Arc...

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Latest News

The Arc Educating Medical Professionals with Federal Grant Award


The Arc Kent County is joining forces with FASD prevention champions to reduce the incidence and disability caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. 

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Share Your Story With Us!


Do you have a  story about how The Arc Kent County has made an impact in yours or your family's life? Tell us and you'll be entered to win a $50 Meijer giftcard!

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Advocacy Alert: Reductions in Medicaid Services


Kent County's Community Mental Health Authority, Network 180, recently announced several cuts to workforce and services. These cuts are expected to impact at least 300 adults with developmental disabilities. 

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