About Us

The Arc Nature Coast was established in 1972 by a small group of citizens concerned with the lack of services and activities for adults with developmental disabilities. At that time the organization acquired 30 acres of naturally wooded land on Neff Lake Road and has provided services from that location since. Today The Arc Nature Coast serves more than 230 individuals and their families each year from 17 staffed locations. Utilizing a unique community support team approach, The Arc Nature Coast is able to provide highly individualized supports to achieve optimum personal outcomes.

Corporate/Charitable Status
The Arc Nature Coast, Inc. is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has been affiliated with The Arc of the United States since its inception, but is locally controlled and governed by a volunteer board of directors from our community.  We serve over 230 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The current annual operating budget for the organization is over 5.0 million dollars.

The Arc Movement

The Arc of the United States is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. 

With more than 140,000 members and more than 700 state and local chapters nationwide, we are on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be members of the community.

Founded in 1950, The Arc serves as a catalyst for changing the public perception of people with disabilities.  The Arc continues to grow and evolve along with the changing needs and issues people with disabilities and their families face.


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