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Our mission at The Arc of Southwest Colorado is to empower individuals with intellectual and Developmental disabilities and their families. We are committed to providing unwavering care, resources, and opportunities through education advocacy, community collaboration, support groups, and inclusive activities.


We envision a community where all people, with or without disabilities, have inherent value with innate abilities and strengths and are equal before the law.

At The Arc of Southwest Colorado, we envision a community where every person is embraced and valued for their unique abilities and strengths. Our vision is of a society where individuals with and without disabilities are equally empowered and respected, both in spirit and under the law. Through collaboration and a deep commitment to care, we strive to create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, fosters understanding, and ensures that everyone has the opportunity to contribute and thrive.


Collaboration Value Statement:

At The Arc of Southwest Colorado, we uphold Collaboration as a fundamental value, recognizing that collective effort and unity are pivotal in empowering the communities we serve. We are committed to fostering clear communication, proactive problem-solving, and robust partnerships. By collaborating effectively with families, other organizations, and our clients, we aim to create impactful and lasting change.

Engaging in Community Partnerships:

We strive to actively engage with and involve community members and other organizations in our initiatives, ensuring that our efforts are inclusive and benefit from diverse perspectives and expertise.

Facilitating Open and Clear Communication:

We strive to maintain open channels of communication among all stakeholders, encouraging transparency and mutual understanding, and ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard and valued in the decision-making process.

Practicing Proactive and Creative Problem-Solving:

We strive to approach challenges with creativity and a proactive mindset, leveraging the collective wisdom and strengths of our team, clients, and partners to find innovative and effective solutions.

Care Value Statement:

At The Arc of Southwest Colorado, Care embodies our commitment to embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work. We understand Care as more than just assistance; it’s about actively listening, understanding, and responding to the unique needs and voices of all individuals. We are dedicated to creating an environment where every person is respected, their differences celebrated, and their dignity upheld with transparency and consistency.

Active Listening and Understanding:

We strive to devote time to genuinely listen and understand the unique circumstances, needs, and aspirations of each individual we serve, ensuring that our care is empathetic and tailored to their specific situation.

Inclusive and Celebratory Environment:

We strive to create an atmosphere where differences are not just acknowledged but actively celebrated, fostering a culture of inclusivity and belonging that values and respects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our clients and staff.

Respectful and Transparent Interactions:

We strive to engage with everyone we encounter with the utmost respect and dignity, maintaining transparency in our communications and actions, and ensuring that every voice is heard and valued in the care process.