The Arc of Greater Williamsburg has proudly served adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our greater Williamsburg community since 1976. Special education ends at age 22. “The Arc is there when the school bus stops coming.” For over 40 years we have provided support services in four program areas: Arts & Culture; Adapted Wellness/Fitness; Self-Advocacy/Lifelong Learning; and Social/Recreational Therapy. From these programs we conduct 8-10 activities each month, in the evening, and provide door to door van transportation. Our programs are free and there is a nominal charge for our transportation services. Our monthly programs also provide much needed respite time for families and caregivers. In 2016, we also established a four day per week Day Support Program called “Arc of Abilities.” The day program consists of continuing education, life skills training, and vocational training. The day program is open to clients who are currently on a waitlist for a Medicaid waiver, and have no other options for day support. We a dependent on fabulous volunteers and the generosity of donors. For more information please contact us at 757-229-3535. Please like us on Facebook.com/thearcgw.
Volunteers are needed to assist during our evening programming providing one on one or small group support. Some programs are within walking distance to the W&M campus. In addition, we welcome volunteers during the day at our day program or to assist in our office. Our office is located about 10 minutes from campus at 150 Strawberry Plains Road, Suite D, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
Betty Faye Poythress-King
Activities and Volunteers Coordinator