Members from Monmouth Park Charity Fund came to The Arc Center on Monday, July 13 to present at $13,750 check for grant funding to purchase sensory room equipment for The Arc of Monmouth.
The Arc of Monmouth continues to plan for re-opening of programs. This letter outlines the current status of those plans as we await further instruction and guidelines from the state.
The Arc of the US recently released the following statement which I wanted to share with you, on the need for swift and substantial action in our society and from our nation’s leaders to dismantle racism, end discrimination, and to honor, protect, and enforce the civil and human rights of all people.
“The ongoing violence and police brutality against Black and Brown people in our country is unacceptable. We stand in solidarity with every person and community that is appalled by the homicide of George Floyd, and so many others before him. We stand in solidarity too with those who are taking action against the systemic racism that underlies this behavior. Racist attitudes and behavior should have no place in America.
“Tragically, the historical and everyday reality is that the lives and humanity of people of color, and members of other marginalized communities, are too often not valued and respected. The Arc renews its own commitment to social justice and the dismantling of the systems of oppression and discrimination that further this violence and neglect.
“We all must step up and speak out, including our nation’s leaders, to uphold the rights of communities of color to be free from over policing, police brutality, misconduct, harassment, and racism. To be silent is to be complicit,” said Peter Berns, CEO, The Arc.
The Arc NJ Executive Director, Tom Baffuto released this statement detailing the response to coronavirus and the rigorous safety precautions taken by the New Jersey Arc chapters including The Arc of Monmouth to keep our served individuals and staff as healthy as possible.
Letter to caregivers from Assistant Executive Director, Ann Marie McGoldrick regarding COVID-19 updates to The Arc of Monmouth's programs.
March 13, 2020
The Arc of Monmouth will be closing all Day Programs as of close of business today Friday March 13, 2020. We anticipate being closed, at minimum, the full week of March 16th-20th. We will keep you informed as we make decisions on re-opening. Please check our website and social media pages for continued and frequent information dissemination.
Thank you, for your anticipated cooperation.
Ann Marie McGoldrick
Assistant Executive Director
A letter to caregivers regarding protocols for the prevention of the spread of contagious illness, including the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The safety and health of our served individuals and staff are our highest priority. Please click to read more.
A great article about the funding crisis to increase DSP wages and new efforts in the NJ Senate.
News article from Asbury Park Press covering the cadet graduation ceremony on 2/12/20.