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The Waterbury ARC Receives $2400.00 in Funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

On Friday, October 27, 2017, The Waterbury ARC received a check in the amount of $2400.00 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through it’s Vicariate Outreach Program.

The funding will help The Waterbury ARC continue its mission of providing a safe environment in which individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live, learn, and work in their community. Through programs such as our Mobile Work Crew, Day Service Opportunities, Enclaves and Residential as well as Recreational Support, the funding provided by the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal will allow us to continue to meet the needs of each person on an individual basis as well as maximizing quality of life.

“Beyond the recent threats of budget cuts, the current lack of funding, and the relentless fight to ensure these individuals receive the care they deserve, our program affords friendships, a sense of community, and that feeling of overall belonging that many of our individuals desperately need to continue to thrive in a world that isn’t always accepting.  We cannot thank the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal and the Vicariate Outreach Program enough for acknowledging our hard work and dedication to not just our agency and its programs but also for giving us the opportunity to continue on in our most important mission yet that is — understanding difference and uniting because of it.”   -Rich Kalcznski, Executive Director

About the Archbishop Annual Appeal

Since 1981, The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people —regardless of race, religion, or color — across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas. It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities through Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.

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