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From the latest news and events to in-depth program insights, we deliver information on a variety of topics to keep you updated on everything happening at Arc of Acadiana.

Meet Program Manager: Chelsea Guidry

Meet Program Manager: Chelsea Guidry

Meet Chelsea Guidry, Arc of Acadiana’s Waiver Program Manager for Vermilion Parish. Chelsea manages the Day Program operations while simultaneously growing and supervising Arc’s Supported Living/In-Home service programs in Vermilion Parish.  ...

Arc of Acadiana’s Day Programs are Open!

Arc of Acadiana’s Day Programs are Open!

Arc of Acadiana's Day Programs meet the social, recreational, and employment readiness needs within our I/DD community.  We have missed being closed due to COVID-19 and the pandemic. We are looking forward to continuing our mission and enhancing the lives of...

Arc of Acadiana Employee Spotlight: ‘Coach’

Arc of Acadiana Employee Spotlight: ‘Coach’

We want to shine a light on one of our employees: Robert Pinckney. You may also know him as just 'Coach'! Employed since early 2007, read on to learn more about Robert Pinckney, what makes him special and why he enjoys being a part of Arc of Acadiana team as a Direct...

Customer Spotlight: Opelousas Store

Customer Spotlight: Opelousas Store

We love our customers! Our teams, stores, workers and customers develop a strong bond ever the years as customers continue to shop at Arc of Acadiana Resale stores. Read on to find out what our customer Judy Lewis has to say about her experience...

What is Supported Living Program?

What is Supported Living Program?

Have questions about the Arc of Acadiana's Individual and Family Supports and our Supported Living Program? Read on to find out what Supportive living is and how it can help you or a loved one. 1. A place to grow Through our Supported Living program, individuals are...

Customer Spotlight: Eunice Resale Store

Customer Spotlight: Eunice Resale Store

At Arc of Acadiana, our customers are invaluable. We appreciate the customers who come in weekly to shop our sales and support their community. Read on to find out what our customer Francine Butts has to say about her experience with shopping at Arc of Acadiana...

Employee Spotlight: Phyllis Vincent

Employee Spotlight: Phyllis Vincent

In this blog, Arc of Acadiana wants to take the opportunity to spotlight one of Arc of Acadiana's employees: Phyllis Vincent. Read on to learn more about her and why she loves to work with the Arc of Acadiana team.  Phyllis' Background 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE...

UpCycle Contest for Resale Stores

UpCycle Contest for Resale Stores

Do you love to thrift shop? What about taking something and giving it a slight upgrade? Our resale stores are open, serving our Acadiana public, and we can't wait to have a little fun with a Upcycling contest! Take a used item and upgrade it!Read...

Meet Quality Assurance Director: Natalie Mouton

Meet Quality Assurance Director: Natalie Mouton

Arc of Acadiana has such a dedicated team. We have loved introducing you to some of our team members and today we will introduce you to our Quality Assurance Director: Natalie Mouton. Meet Quality Assurance Director: Natalie Mouton Natalie began her career...

Arc of Acadiana Accepting New LT-PCS Clients

Arc of Acadiana Accepting New LT-PCS Clients

Arc of Acadiana is currently accepting new clients who are receiving Long Term Personal Care Services (LT-PCS) through the state of Louisiana. Read on to learn more about the excellent care Arc of Acadiana provides and how this service enhances each person's quality...

We Appreciate Our Customers

We Appreciate Our Customers

As excited as we are about our thrift stores reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to take the time to thank you, our customers and communities, for standing with Arc of Acadiana by continuing to provide donations. Keep reading to hear from some of...

Fighting Controversial Times With The Power of Community

Fighting Controversial Times With The Power of Community

During these controversial times amidst COVID-19 and economic instability, Arc of Acadiana has noticed the power that community can bring to the workplace and our surroundings based on the impact and environment of our resale stores. Watching our own small Arc of...

Our Safety Plans for Reopening Our Resale Stores

Our Safety Plans for Reopening Our Resale Stores

Our retail stores are now open and serving our Acadiana public once again. We are excited, but still not overlooking the safety of our employees and customers during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading to learn more about all the safety precautions...

Our Retail Stores Are OPEN!

Our Retail Stores Are OPEN!

We are so very excited to welcome back our community of shoppers and supporters! Our resale shops are fueled by YOU through community donations and sales which fund Arc of Acadiana’s vocational programs serving people with developmental disabilities in...

Our Real Heroes: Nurses

Our Real Heroes: Nurses

During our current country's COVID crisis, we want to highlight a special group of heroes in our Arc of Acadiana family: our Nurses. Nurses Our Nurses are working extra hard at such a crucial time. Even with the threat of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, our...

Meet Program Manager: Angela Clymer-Norris

Meet Program Manager: Angela Clymer-Norris

In this blog, Arc of Acadiana wants to take the opportunity to spotlight one of our organization's heroes and our Program Manager: Angela Clymer-Norris. Keep reading to see why we chose to promote her into this role and what her Day Program Division is all about. What...

Thank you Home Managers, Coordinators, QIDPs and Schedulers!

Thank you Home Managers, Coordinators, QIDPs and Schedulers!

At Arc of Acadiana, we are committed to securing opportunities for all people with intellectual disabilities to live full, productive, happy lives. And our team, comprising of Home Managers, Coordinators, QIDPs and Schedulers all play an integral...

Meet Arc of Acadiana Northwest Director, April Lee

Meet Arc of Acadiana Northwest Director, April Lee

Arc of Acadiana privatized Northwest Supports and Services Center in Bossier City, a state Intermediate Care Facility for the developmentally disabled, nearly 8 years ago.  As we continue to answer your questions about What Does Arc of Acadiana Do?, we want...

Meet Arc of Acadiana’s Waiver Director, Stephanie LeBlanc

Meet Arc of Acadiana’s Waiver Director, Stephanie LeBlanc

Arc of Acadiana provides Supported Living/Waiver Services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across Louisiana.  As we answer your questions about What Does Arc of Acadiana Do?, we want to share with you more about...