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Who We Are

Mission & Values

The Arc has carried out our mission and vision of helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and siblings, for more than 70 years.

Our Mission and Values

Mission Statement 

The Arc of the South Shore is committed to empowering families and individuals of all ages with disabilities to reach their fullest potential. We achieve this by providing high-quality individualized services and opportunities that foster independence, community inclusion, and advocacy.

Vision Statement

We will continue to be a provider of choice for supports to individuals and families in need of our services by building on seven decades of leadership, experience, and advocacy.

Core Values

People First  |  Community  |  Transparency  |  Self-Determination  |  Diversity  |  Respect

The Arc of the South Shore is the Heart of the South Shore

In 73 years, we have...

  • People Helped


  • Volunteers Engaged


  • Local and National Partnerships


  • Communities Served


  • Andrea, Mother of a Program Participant
    Andrea, Mother of a Program Participant

    We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of your support of May. Your EI team truly made a difference.