Enriching lives.

Including everyone.

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Our Mission

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.


2020 has definitely been a year full of challenges and struggles for all of us. Thru it all we have found ways to prevail and continue on with our mission. We have collaborated and created innovative ways to be there for those in our community that need us now more than ever!
The road ahead is still undetermined but we will continue to push forward with your support. Please take a minute to read our 2020 Campaign Story. A longstanding friend of The Arc has presented an incredible opportunity and challenge this year.
We can honestly say that this is our best challenge ever and we hope you help us achieve it!


This year we are excited to introduce The Arc Online Store! This will be our fall/winter fundraiser and while we won’t be wrapping at the mall this year, we are happy to wrap your purchases from The Arc Store so they are ready to put under the Christmas tree for that someone special on your list.

The store will only be open until November 30th. Don’t delay making your purchases! Orders placed after November 15th are not guaranteed for Christmas delivery or pickup, but we will do our best to process these orders as quickly as possible. Pickup notifications will be sent to the email address on your order once your item(s) are ready.

Thank you for supporting The Arc of East Central Iowa!


We are looking for more wonderful, compassionate people to join our team!

If you’re interested in a job where you can make a difference check out our job opportunities and apply today!


Please enjoy as we highlight some of our 2019-2020 fiscal year accomplishments and highlight all the great supporters of The Arc that help make our mission possible!

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When you support The Arc of East Central Iowa you support programs, services, and advocacy that in turn help build better lives for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and our community. Learn more about the different ways to make an impact by exploring ways to give.

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