The Arc of the Quad Cities Area is working to ensure people with disabilities have the supports and services needed during this unprecedented time. We continue to staff our group homes with everyday heroes who are known as direct support professionals. These heroes are tasked with providing a safe, clean environment with ongoing activities and engagement for people served and providing guidance on understanding the virus to each individual they support. This guidance has The Arc working each day protecting people served, offering reliable resources and sharing the most up to date news and practices with each staff and person served.
The most current update we have with regards to the temporary closure of our Community Day Services sites is that they will remain closed until the Division of Developmental Disabilities provides an official notice stating that service can resume. The Governor of Illinois has extended the Stay at Home order until April 30th, 2020 and will continue to monitor the situation to determine if the order will be lifted or remain in place. Even if the order is lifted this may not mean that CDS service will resume immediately, as The Arc will need official notice from DDD on when services may start.
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area continues to change and adapt our services to new guidance on a regular basis. One of the things that individual truly enjoy is video calling with their friends and family and if you are interested in doing this please reach out directly to the group home. If you have others questions, concerns, or ideas on how to support The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, please reach out to us. We continue to use and monitor our phone system and you can call us at 309-768-6474 or contact us through our website at www.arcqca.org.
We thank you for continuing to support The Arc of the Quad Cities Area in achieving our mission of empowering people with disabilities to believe in their own unique abilities to achieve their full potential.