Our mission

“To support individuals with disabilities in directing their own lives as valued members of the community.” 

our vision

“To be a leader in service delivery for persons with disabilities by providing an array of supports and services to integrate them into their communities and to enhance the quality of their lives.”


THE CORE VALUES OF THE ARC OF THE OZARKS

People First

We believe that people should be empowered to reach their full potential. We provide opportunities to achieve the highest level of independence, productivity, and promote and recognize talents.

Respect and Dignity

We promote an environment where all people are treated with high regard. We actively educate, advocate and protect the rights of all individuals.

Choice

We believe people should have opportunities to make informed choices and have their voice heard within the organization and the community.

Community Participation

We encourage individuals and employees to become active participants in the community through volunteer opportunities and collaboration with other organizations.

Creativity

We value innovation and creativity.  We encourage people to express and share their talents, and we are willing to take responsible ricks.

Advocacy

We promote and advance the legal, human, and service rights of all people.

 

Self-Determination

We believe people should be empowered to make informed decisions about courses of action and have control over their lives without undue influence.

Diversity

We recognize, value, and celebrate diversity and strive to make services and employment accessible, timely, and culturally relevant.

Safety

We believe a safe environment provides a foundation to support people to flourish and fully reach their potential.

Teamwork

We cultivate teams of uniquely talented people who are dedicated to our proud legacy of service in the community.

Partnership

We value strong collaborations and believe partnering for performance increases quality and success.

Quality

We believe in high quality services and supports. We continually review policies and procedures to improve the quality of life for all people.