The Arc of Dunn County offers several programs that strive to provide social and learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Arc Action – Health and wellness program that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays to workout and learn more about taking charge of our own health.
Art at The Arc – Art class open to anyone in the community which meets the last Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Cedarbrook Church. Art at The Arc also takes part in other arts activities and holds an annual art show.
Arc Adventures – Promotes and creates opportunities for adults with disabilities to participate in events and activities inside and outside of our community. Arc Adventures have included volunteering, camping, theater shows in the Twin Cities, museum visits and more.
Arc Awareness – Taking part in activities that promote the work of The Arc of Dunn County, increase knowledge of and provide a voice for issues that effect people with disabilities and working to foster positive attitudes and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life.
Connections – Connections is a great opportunity to connect with others and the community through various activities based on participant interests. Connections meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more information about The Arc’s community programs contact Tina Joiner at 715.235.7373 ext. 20 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sibshops is a nationally acclaimed program that provides peer support within a recreational environment. It’s designed to celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs! Each Sibshop encourages kids to participate in site based activities that encourage sharing, laughter and fun! Kids will have the chance to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs and talk about their experiences.
For more information about Sibshops contact Tina Joiner at 715.235.7373 ext. 20 or email@example.com.
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- Room – clean, pleasant, personalized
- Board – Nutritional menu planning – Menus prepared at least one week in advance.
- Transportation to appointments and activities
- Church of choice (if applicable)
- Behavior monitoring
- Training and assistance with daily living skills
- Assistance with managing personal spending funds
- Orientation to the community
- Leisure time activities
- On-going medical care
- Dental service
- Eye care
- Work Center/Day Services
- Menomonie High School for high school education students
- Thursday Night Thrillseekers through the Menomonie Parks and Rec. Dept.
- Camps / Vacation organizations
- Counseling services
- Lutheran Social Services
- Indianhead Enterprises, Inc.
- Reach, Inc.
- In-Home Respite Care
- Quality care
- Health Monitoring
- Top-Priority personal service from our dedicated, professional staff
- Dignified assistance and support with feeding, bathing, dressing or other personal care needs
- Wholesome, nutritionally balanced meals and snacks
- Medication management/assistance
- Trips to local attractions including parks, petting zoos, nature trails, and community events.
- Arts and Crafts
- Interactive games and activities
- Eating out at favorite Restaurants
- Daily Living Skills Training
The Arc of Dunn County’s Daily Living Skills training can work on specific and general skills necessary for living independently or with minimal supports in the community. Independent living skills will be tailored specifically to the individual’s needs.
Daily Living Skills Training activities include, but not limited to are:
- Job/Volunteer seeking and filling out applications
- Assist with apartment searching and filling out applications
- Money Management
- Checkbook management
- Bill paying
- Responsible spending
- Learning to tip when eating out at restaurants
- Supportive Home Care
Supportive Home Care provides support to eligible individuals with disabilities (participants) who reside in unsupervised living environments such as their own apartments or homes. Services are offered in participants’ homes, as well as at relevant sites in the community. Services are based on the participant’s needs and are provided on a one-to-one basis by trained staff.