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.


The Arc of East Central Iowa rises up each and every day to help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities rise up in their own lives. These wonderful individuals amaze us every day with what they accomplish and continue to strive for. We need you to rise up with us! We need your support to help maintain and grow programs vital to those we serve.

Please consider a donation to our 2019 Rise Up Annual Campaign.

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Our annual wrapping booth will be at the Lindale Mall Food Court Dec. 6th – 24th.

We are looking for volunteers to help us wrap. We need YOU to help make this event a success!

We invite you to sign up for a shift as an individual, with friends, or as a member of an organization. Click on the link below to see what shifts are available. 

Sign up today!


We are a 2020 The Gazette Gives Back recipient!

Your vote gives us FREE advertising space in The Gazette.

Simply go online to www.TheGazette.com/GivesBack November 28th – December 31st to place your vote!

Last year your votes were amazing and now we need your votes again this year!

Give Back

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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