Welcome to The Arc of Somerset County
The Arc of Somerset County serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from birth through the senior years of life through our many programs and services in Somerset County. Today, we serve over one thousand children, adults, and their families in 33 locations including 27 group homes and apartments, four employment centers, the Jerry Davis Center for Children and Families, and Camp Jotoni.
The Arc of Somerset County is located at 141 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 and our phone number is 908-725-8544.
There are limited spaces in our parking lot. Visitors can park in meter-free spots on South Main Street.
PHILADELPHIA 2016 HOST COMMITTEE PARTNERS WITH THE ARC OF SOMERSET COUNTY AND AT&T TO OFFER OPPORTUNITIES TO MEMBERS OF THE ARC COMMUNITY
The Arc of Somerset County, the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention, and AT&T today announced a unique partnership to provide opportunities to members of the disabled community to participate in the preparations for the Convention. Thanks to a grant from AT&T, individuals served by The Arc of Somerset County’s Branchburg Adult Training Center will be assembling about 10,000 gift bags for delegates coming to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.
“The Arc of Somerset County currently partners with 20 local organizations to create and develop employment opportunities for persons we serve. We presently support 215 adults at their jobs at our Adult Training Centers,” stated Gary Kummer, Director of Employment Services. In addition, The Arc of Somerset County is also actively involved in supporting individuals at job sites in the community.
“This particular contract is extremely exciting for the individuals with disabilities we serve because it connects them to the community on a much larger scale at a national level.” stated Michelle McMahon, Associate Executive Director for The Arc of Somerset County.
More than 20 items will be included in each gift bag, which will comprise trinkets, swag and information about the Greater Philadelphia region. AT&T partnered with The Arc for this venture to provide opportunities to those with mental and physical disabilities to enable them to play an important role in the Convention and participate in the Host Committee’s preparations for the event.
“Throughout its Convention-planning efforts, the Host Committee has been committed to diversity and inclusion, and we are excited to continue that commitment by providing those supported by The Arc with opportunities to be involved in this historic event,” said Kevin Washo, Executive Director of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee. “These gift bags will be among the first things that delegates receive when they arrive in Philadelphia, and we’re thrilled that, thanks to the support of AT&T, our friends in the disabled community will be able to personally assemble them as we help welcome Convention guests to Philadelphia.”
“For many years AT&T has supported The Arc of Somerset County. They’ve never disappointed us,” said Tom Brooks, Vice President of External Affairs for AT&T. “The quality of work and dedication of the staff and the workers at the employment centers is unsurpassed. We value our partnership with them and appreciate their eagerness to take on large projects like those involved in the upcoming conventions. It’s an honor to be able to offer meaningful projects that provide adults with disabilities the opportunity to work and thrive. The work offered by The Arc of Somerset County affords adults with disabilities a sense of purpose and integrity. Those benefits are the reason AT&T is honored to support this respected organization.”
Currently, approximately 33% of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States are underemployed according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The Arc of Somerset County is proud to have this partnership with AT&T and all employment service contracts that keep our adults actively engaged in productive work within our community.
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