From The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region:
On April 8, 2017, UMBC hosted the fifth annual “Kicks for Chase” soccer game featuring the UMBC Retrievers’ men’s soccer team against the American University Eagles. The game raised money for The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR), a nonprofit assisting people with differing abilities. In support of the event, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to benefit individuals in need of emergency housing in The Arc NCR’s Supported Living program.
The Arc NCR’s Supported Living program receives emergency requests from Adult Protective Services (APS) to place individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a safe and stable home. Often individuals who are in need of sudden placement are being removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. They come in to the care of The Arc NCR in a complete state of crisis – typically with nothing more than the clothes on their back. The Supported Living program works to provide customized support services for individuals in crisis while trying to fund basic needs such as clothing, toiletries and personal care items.
Thanks to the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and UMBC’s support, The Arc NCR’s Supported Living can now have personal items on hand for those individuals with differing abilities in sudden need.
The Supported Living program provides support services for over 90 adults with differing abilities in condos, townhouses or single-family homes. Services include drop-in help or around the clock care. With supplementary funds, the organization will be able to help more individuals with differing abilities live an independent, meaningful life. Interested in helping individuals live a meaningful live in the community? Call Development at The Arc NCR at 410-836-7177 or visit www.arcncr.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities or how you can give back to individuals in need in the Supported Living program.