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  • The Queen of Crafts

    The Queen of Crafts

    Lori Yost was known by all as the queen of crafts. You could often find Lori, glue in hand, working on some type of special activity while supervising The Arc’s Simon-Edmonson Day Center. Although most of our program participants prefer to go out into the community during the day, there…

  • Reconnected and Re-Energized

    Reconnected and Re-Energized

    The Arc of Virginia held their annual convention from August 1-3 in Virginia Beach, VA. The theme of the conference was “Reconnect & Re-Energize” recognizing the extended amount of time we have been separated due to the pandemic. The conference met our collective need to connect…

  • Why We Love Laundry Day

    Why We Love Laundry Day

    When I came on board as the new communications intern at The Arc, I was proud to be working for an organization that has so much love and support to offer adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Although most of my work happens behind a screen, I…

  • 2023 Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll

    2023 Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll

    Upcoming Events 2023 Santa Run, Walk, 'N Roll Organized By The Arc of HR 2023 Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll During this festive fun run, participants can run, walk, or roll in wheelchairs through downtown Harrisonburg to raise awareness for The Arc of Harrisonburg and…

  • Welcome Maggie!

    Welcome Maggie!

    Welcome our new Communications Intern, Maggie Smith! Maggie is a JMU student currently majoring in Graphic Design. Originally from Newport News, Virginia, Maggie is adjusting to the much colder climate of Harrisonburg. After graduation, Maggie hopes to move to a city and work for a firm or company…

  • Remembering Rebecca

    Remembering Rebecca

    When I first heard the news about the passing of this remarkable young woman, the first thing I felt was a huge hole where she lived in my heart. In fact, I can’t think of anyone who didn’t have warm affections for Becky. When I connected with Becky,…

  • Welcome Alyssa!

    Welcome Alyssa!

    The Arc of HR would like to welcome our new intern, Alyssa! Alyssa is a sophomore at JMU majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Music Industry and Organizational Psychology. During her time with The Arc, Alyssa will support program management by assisting with Community Engagement, researching advocacy…

  • The Arc Receives Living Wage Award

    The Arc Receives Living Wage Award

    The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is proud to stand among the growing list of local businesses committed to paying a living wage for their employees. Silver Award recipients ensure every employee receives at least $12.50 per hour and thanks to recent Medicaid Reimbursement rate increases, we’ve been able to…


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