Community Programs

Join our Community Programs!


offers individuals with I/DD an opportunity to learn and make connections in their community. Every meeting members will explore different topics important to their individual life, including: becoming a self-advocate, jobs, home living, becoming involved in the community, and many other topics.

Topic is the same for both meetings. You have the option of attending one or both meetings!

6:00-7:30pm 2nd Tuesday of the month; Hillyer Memorial Church 718 Hillsborough St., Raleigh (Zoom option available)

1:00-2:00 1st Friday of the month – Zoom Meeting only

Membership Dues $15/year; must be 18 and over

To learn more or to sign up, please contact Michelle Foy at 919-942-5119 x134 or email her today!

The Every Voice Choir provide an outlet for creative expression through music The Every Voice Choir performs regularly at churches, civic groups, and community events, as well as Arc events. Members promote the acceptance and understanding of as well as respect for persons with I/DD. There are usually 8-10 performances a year;  primarily evenings and weekends. Space is limited; we will inform if there is a wait list.

Mondays & Tuesdays – 7:00-8:00pm; via Zoom

(In-person start date TBD)

Cost: $100 a year**; Choir members may attend one or both days

On hold due to Covid-19 Introductory Cooking Class The Arc partners with Hargraves Community Center inviting adults to an integrated basic cooking class. Students will get hands-on experience in learning to prepare simple and nutritious meals. Menus are diverse and fun. Examples of previous dishes prepared: shrimp and grits, Spanish rice with sausage, and vegetarian lasagna.

This class is perfect for anyone who does not feel comfortable in the kitchen but wants to! As part of The Arc’s philosophy of giving back to the community, once a month Meals on Wheels families enjoy a delicious dessert prepared by our budding chefs.

Space is limited; we will inform if there is a wait list.

Location/Times: TBD

Cost: $300/year**

Petals with a Purpose The Arc partners with the Seymour Center to offer an inclusive program for anyone who has a love of flowers, crafts and giving back. Each week, at the local senior center, budding florists create unique decorative vases which they fill with fresh flowers that are then donated to the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, the Root Cellar, Meals On Wheels, and other community partners that request our arrangements.

Space is limited; we will inform if there is a wait list.

Wednesdays- 1:15-2:15 pm GROUP A; 2:30-3:30 pm GROUP B; Seymour Center- 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

Cost: $50/year

Supported Retirement is a therapeutic community service designed to enhance the quality of life of older adults (age 50+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by assisting them as they move from work to self-selected retirement activities. Must qualify. Space is limited; we will inform if there is a wait list.

Mask may be required for come activities.

Location/Times: Vary

Cost: No cost

These programs need volunteers to make them successful.

If you or someone you know is interested, please have them fill out our online Volunteer Application or contact our Community Programs Director, Michelle Foy by email or call 919-942-5119 x134.