Grand Opening of Multipurpose Building on Eraste Landry Road

October 29th, 2013 | Press Releases
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(Lafayette, La). –– The Arc of Acadiana, a nonprofit organization committed to the promotion and protection of the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 24 to commemorate the grand opening of its new 12,000-square-foot facility on Eraste Landry Road in Lafayette. This new building will centralize all of Arc’s Lafayette Parish services in one location.

 As a result of this new building and other recent additions, Arc will now be able to provide its full range of services to clients in Lafayette Parish. Employment and waiver services, formerly housed in Arc’s downtown office, have now relocated to the new facility. Residential services, including the recently purchased Trappey Home, along with Arc’s supported-living programs and in-home elderly care will also be managed from the new site. Arc’s clients in Lafayette will also be able to participate in recreational activities, such as art and music therapy, on site.

In addition to centralizing all of Arc’s primary services, the new building will also house a full-service family practice clinic. The clinic, called Lafayette Family Healthcare, will include health services for clients, Arc employees and the general public. Arc’s Director of Health Services, Mike Sonnier, MSN, FNPc, will provide healthcare to patients up to four days per week, and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jay Bamburg, Ph.D., will offer mental health services in the new clinic.

“We’re very excited to open this new facility, which will allow us to offer our full range of services to clients in Lafayette Parish,” said Kenny Patton, CEO of The Arc of Acadiana.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Lafayette Family Healthcare offered free healthy lunches, discounted flu shots and raffled off a 42” plasma TV. Members of the media and the general public were in attendance.

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The Arc of Acadiana, formerly The Arc of Iberia, is a chapter of The Arc, a national nonprofit organization designed to promote and protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Partnering with these individuals and their families in our community, The Arc of Acadiana works to create a supportive local environment in which those whom they serve are given opportunities to make healthy, satisfying choices in their lives. For additional information visit www.arcofacadiana.org