Residential & Community Support Services


The Arc believes that people belong in their own communities and focuses on providing the support needed for individuals to live as independently as possible. These supports combine the individual’s strengths with opportunities for growth to grant them maximum control of their lives. Supports may include residential, community inclusion, and respite services, as indicated in their person centered plan through Community Mental Health.


  • Residential supports ensure that individuals have the skills and supports to live as independently as possible in a home of their choice. The Arc provides staff to assist individuals in their family homes or in their own homes by training, reminding, observing, guiding, and supporting them with daily activities such as shopping, housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, banking, and personal care.


  • Community inclusion services are available to help individuals to participate more fully in the community by providing opportunities for group or independent recreational and leisure activities. These services are designed to provide a social outlet, opportunities to enhance social skills, a chance for new friendships, and integration into their community.


  • Respite services provide staff for individuals so that family members can take an occasional break from the responsibility of caregiving. Respite services may take place in the home or in the community.

For more information, please contact Community Support Director Kelly Harrington by emailing or calling 586-469-1600 ext. 140.