Previously The Arc of Evansville announced due to a statewide budget cut affecting Community-Based Sheltered Work and Facility-Based Sheltered Work, and The Arc’s Board of Directors difficult decision to close Arc Industries- Plant 1.
In the last couple of weeks, local businesses desiring for Arc Industries to remain open began considering ways to assist. We are excited to report that this community collaboration will allow our Plant to stay open. The Arc of Evansville is thankful for this opportunity of continued service for clients and their families! We appreciate this partnership to ensure individuals and families have access to services and supports to live a meaningful life.
In the next few weeks, Arc staff will be contacting all clients, families, and providers to document which clients have a desire to receive Sheltered Work services through The Arc of Evansville. If a client has transitioned to another Arc program and wants to remain in that new program, they will have that option. The Arc will likely need to bring clients back in stages due to the loss of staff and contract jobs; however, we are working diligently to resolve this situation so that we can provide services to all interested clients.