Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Beliefs

About Coarc: Our Mission, Vision, and Beliefs | About Coarc

Voted Best Nonprofit/Community Agency in Columbia County (2015 and 2016), Coarc has been an advocate and resource in Columbia County for individuals who experience disabilities and their families since 1965. We provide comprehensive services to children and adults, both in the community and at more than 20 Coarc locations. Our services are as diverse as the people we support. Services range from employment programs, where our job coaches assist individuals to acquire and maintain interesting jobs in the local community, to residential services, where Coarc direct support professionals promote independence and support people with their daily in-the-home needs. Our comprehensive programs and services expand the abilities of pre-school students to seniors.

Coarc manufactures things, too. We have two fully ISO certified Coarc Contract Manufacturing facilities that employ workers who experience disabilities and also workers without disabilities. Overall, Coarc supports over 500 individuals experiencing disabilities and employs over 400 staff members. Whether you are looking for a day time activity for a child experiencing a disability or a great paying job with super benefits at one of our many locations, come learn more about Coarc and see how together we can expand abilities, one person at a time!

Coarc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are the Columbia County Chapter of NYSARC, Inc. which is America’s largest nonprofit organization supporting people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families since 1949. NYSARC is the New York State Chapter of The Arc.

Our Mission

To expand abilities, one person at a time, so individuals experiencing disabilities can achieve their individual goals.

Our Vision

To be an ethical organization that is a part of a society that recognizes people with different degrees of abilities as full contributing members of their community.

Our Beliefs

  • We respect CHOICE and support individuals in expanding their abilities and determining the direction of their own lives.
  • We recognize our COMMUNITY as a resource for expanding opportunities and enriching individuals’ lives through the sharing of common values and interests.
  • We achieve healthier attitudes, broader understanding, and greater individual and organizational success through the use of TEAMWORK.
  • We rely upon effective COMMUNICATION created by listening without judging and the open exchange of ideas throughout all levels in the organization.
  • We recognize the value gained from the learning experience, especially when people are EMPOWERED and given the tools and support needed to expand their abilities and realize their goals.
  • We recognize and value WELLNESS, promoting healthier lifestyles that foster overall happiness and improve the quality of life for everyone in the community.