Y.E.S. The Arc was founded on the belief that all people are capable of growth and learning. It is the goal of Y.E.S. The Arc to provide training and opportunities that will maximize growth towards the greatest independence possible for each individual.
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Y.E.S. The Arc began in 1974 as a school for mentally retarded children. It expanded into serving adults with developmental disabilities in 1975 and in 1981 the children's program became a part of the public school system.
Y.E.S. The Arc values the development and fostering of personal relationships with family and friends, along with individual and family initiative in making choices and expressing consumer preferences.
Y.E.S. The Arc offers programs and services that support and enhance consumer independence, self-esteem, mutual respect, value and dignity. Opportunities, programs and services are designed and developed in partnership with consumers, family members, fiduciaries and community members.
These programs and services are provided through comprehensive residential settings and community-based systems that recognizes and supports cultural diversity.
Programs & Services
Day Treatment & Training Programs
Classes in Money Handling Skills, Handwriting, Writing, Reading, Survival Skills, Bill of Rights, Government, Personal Hygiene, Arts,
Computers, Relationships and Manners, Physical Fitness and Aerobics, Food and Nutrition, Music and Dance.
Community Placement, Job Coaching and Contract Work.
Three Female Homes
Two Male Homes
Home Management Training
Shopping, Menu Planning, Cooking, Cleaning, Budgeting and Laundry.
Transportation Program Provides Service to:
Camp Verde, Cornville, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Lake Montezuma, Rimrock, Sedona and Village of Oak Creek.
Sporting Activities: Softball League, Bowling, Basketball, and Swimming.
Special Events: Concerts, Plays, Movies,Dinners and Professional Sporting Events.