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  • 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…

  • 2022 Great Community Give

    2022 Great Community Give

    April 20th between 6:30 AM – 8 PM Donate Here! Help us reach our goal of $15,000 to place towards our transportation services today! The most recent Harrisonburg-Rockingham Healthy Community Council Survey (2016) identifies transportation as the single greatest barrier to accessing services and employment in our locality. …

  • The Arc of HR Hosts Candidate Forum

    The Arc of HR Hosts Candidate Forum

    PREPARING TO VOTE NOVEMBER 2 Next Tuesday, November 2nd, citizens around Virginia will line up to cast their ballots for state level government officials. Although most of our efforts here at The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (HR) revolve around providing in-person services to create more inclusive opportunities for the…

  • Candidate Forum Addresses Disability Concerns

    Candidate Forum Addresses Disability Concerns

    Monday October 11, 2021, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, Virtual, WHAT: Virtual Candidate Forum – House of Delegates Districts 20, 24, 25, 26, and 58 WHEN: Monday, October 11, 2021 from 6-8 PM WHERE: Virtual – Zoom Webinar ID: 867 5986 2655 Zoom Meeting Link:…

  • Why We Go to The Mall

    Why We Go to The Mall

    When we use the phrase “A Life Like Yours” (ALLY), we mean it. We want every person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to be able to enjoy the freedoms and joys of independent living just like you and me. That’s why our Direct Support Professionals and “consumers” (folks…

  • Welcome Angie!

    Welcome Angie!

    Welcome to our newest Direct Support Professional, Angie! Coming to us as a recent undergraduate from JMU’s Special Education program with a background as a special needs aid, Angie has stepped into our organization with a plethora of experience. When people find themselves working with or volunteering in the intellectual…


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