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Arc Greater Twin Cities, The

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 6/14/2013
2446 University Ave W
Suite 110
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 952-920-0855
Fax: 952-920-1480
Other Names Used Arc's Value Village Thrift Stores & Donation Centers, Autos for Arc, Arc Hennepin-Carver, Arc Great Rivers
EIN 41-0782848
Principal Staff Kim Keprios, CEO
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 202
Number of Volunteers 5606
Number of Clients Served 3054
Affiliations Chapter of The Arc Minnesota and The Arc nationally Greater Twin Cities United Way and United Way of Washington Co. E. MN Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Healthy Legacy
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair Peter King
Number of Board Members 19
Board meetings with quorum 7
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 13
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Board
Accomplishments
32% of the 3,054 people served were from diverse communities; 51% from low-income households, and 52% were new to The Arc. 52% on Autism Spectrum, followed by 40% with developmental disabilities. Advocacy provided to 2018 people. Networking-- 18 groups (451 participants), 4 Sibshops (46 participants); Common Connections mentoring program (13 active matches) Abuse Prevention - 6 trainings to 11 professionals; 9 Healthy Relationship presentations to 92 youth; 2 presentations to 59 University of Minnesota students; co-developed protocol with Ramsey Co. to address concerns of persons with disabilities and chemical dependency. GetSet for Work: 13 presentations to 215 parents through 6 Community Transition Interagency Committees; 179 parents learned about Arc at transition fairs. 12 presentations to 149 Minneapolis/St. Paul students. Health Care Access: 96 Medical Assistance applications or renewals; trained 5 advocates as MNsure navigators: new Health Care Access webpage; Housing: 6 meetings of Housing Stakeholder Action Group; 2 Housing Options Forums (121 participants); engaged 169 volunteers around policy issues; information presented 3 times to 41 transition-age students Lifetime Assistance Program - 106 families active or in maintenance; 20 new in 2013. Partnered with MN Life College to support 10 families; piloted person-centered planning with families from Central High School; completed an analysis of the program for future growth. Public Policy: 770 volunteers contributed 3,554 hours toward civic engagement; 6 meetings of The Arc's Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee, organized a transportation town hall forum; played an active role in Reform 2020, Minnesota's initiative to improve disability services.
Current Goals
Engage 20 news families in Lifetime Assistance Program; host 2 Creative Housing Conferences; expand advocacy to ensure health care access for individuals with disabilities is a priority for DHS and MNsure; engage 8 new families in the Transition Vision Project ; aid in coordination of Employment First/MDE Educator Summit; continue to improve evaluation of advocacy services and identify gaps; develop a partnership to educate persons with disabilities about sexuality; increase awareness of abuse against adults with disabilities; extend outreach and support to self-advocates to bring their voices to systems change efforts; explore new adult and teen sibling networking opportunities; establish Hmong and Somali networking group; engage at least 800 in civic engagement; organize a transportation town hall forum in Scott Co.; host a Washington Co. civic engagement/legislative visit and respond to issues identified as policy goals related to CADI Waiver Changes, MNChoices, Waiver rate restructuring, etc.
Community or Constituency Served
Arc GTC serves people with developmental disabilities and their families across their lifespan, from birth through their senior years. Arc works with individuals, families and caregivers in addressing issues and accessing services.
Geographic Area Served
Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties in Minnesota
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $4,602,094 84.1%
Management: $205,148 3.7%
Fundraising: $664,226 12.1%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $3,583,579 $3,315,738 $3,349,640
Beginning of Year $3,315,738 $3,349,640 $3,388,463
Difference $267,841 ($33,902) ($38,823)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $3,583,579
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
Financials
From the Charity The Arc Greater Twin Cities is proud to say we continue to meet all standards of the Charities Review Council. We are committed to full accountability and transparency, ensuring our donors and supporters can feel confident their contributions to The Arc and Arc's Value Village are carefully used to ensure maximum services for people with disabilities and their families in the Twin Cities area.
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