About Us

The Arc Downriver is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization, assisting the community in becoming more aware of the needs and potential of children and adults with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments.

The Arc Downriver is responsible for the first educational and vocational opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments in the downriver community.

We provide:

Recreational programs,
Special Olympics,
Monthly dances,
Social Services assistance,
Family support,
Family guidance,
Family activities,
Alternatives to Guardianship information,
Referral services,
Notary services,

As well as legislative information and advocacy for both children and adults with developmental disabilities and other cognitive impairments.

The ARC Downriver serves the eighteen Downriver communities as follows:
Allen Park, Melvindale, Taylor, Brownstown Twp., River Rouge, Trenton, Ecorse, Riverview, Woodhaven, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Wyandotte, Gibraltar, Romulus, Grosse Ile. Twp., Southgate, Lincoln Park, and Huron Twp.

We have a full history of the Arc Downriver available, either in PDF format here or on MS Word doc format here.