Expanding AbilitiesOne Person at a Time

What's Happening

  • 2019 Applications

    COARC is interested in helping students available grants for continuing their education. We have grant applications available for residents of Columbia County, or a child of COARC employee who meet the eligible criteria mentioned in the attached applications. Mary Markowitz Memorial Scholarship Kathelyn Caswell Memorial Scholarship Aces Determination Scholarship Summer Arts Grant... Learn More

  • Coarc Hosts Annual Golf Tournament

    Coarc, the county’s largest nonprofit supporting persons with disabilities, hosted the 12th annual Coarc Opportunities’ Gerald J. Dieffenbach Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Copake Country Club. The event honors former Coarc Board President and avid golfer Gerald J. Dieffenbach. Funds raised by sponsors and golfers support Coarc programs and services. The tournam... Learn More

  • COARC names Direct Support Professional of the Year 2018

    The Direct Support Professional of the Year Award winner is Courtney Smith from Cardinal Hall. Over the past year Courtney has emerged as a strong team player at program. She works several assignments including serving as a bus aide and working on a team with individuals that have profound needs. This year Courtney became med certified. Courtney enthusiastically takes on new challenges to add t... Learn More

  • A motorcycle ride with a message

    MELLENVILLE — Over 120 bikers and riders revved up their engines for a motorcycle ride benefiting Coarc on Sunday. The ride started at the Plaza Diner in Hudson and ended at Claverack Town Park in Mellenville. When Coarc representatives first reached out to the Columbia County chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education three years ago to do a ride, its treasurer mentioned how people... Learn More

  • Possibility – The Space Between Limits

    In 1965, a group of parent who wished to provide a place for their children with disabilities to live, work, and be educated established an organization called Coarc in Columbia County, NY. Today, Coarc supports over 500 people with disabilities through a wide variety of services. Its mission is to expand abilities, one person at a time, so individuals experiencing disabilities can achieve their p... Learn More

  • 2017 Annual Report

    A Message from the President When we finally live in a world where we look at the person, not the disability, we will see the opportunities, not the limitations. Regardless of color, gender, physical appearance, or capacity to learn, when presented with possibilities, dreams grow, skills develop, confidence builds, and “You can’t” is replaced with “Oh, yes you can.” Here at Coarc, our... Learn More

  • Coarc to Host Annual Golf Tournament to Support Programs for People with Disabilities

    Coarc, the county’s largest nonprofit supporting persons with disabilities, is proud to host the 11th annual Coarc OpportuniTees Gerald J. Dieffenbach Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 13, 2018 (rain date: 9/20) at Copake Country Club. The event honors former Coarc Board President and avid golfer Gerald J. Dieffenbach. Funds raised by sponsors and golfers support Coarc programs and... Learn More

  • NYSARC Trust Services Awards Funds for Guardianship and Recreation Grants

    Coarc has been awarded $46,500 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support our guardianship and recreation programs. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and... Learn More

  • ABATE Receives Coarc’s Opportunity for Community Excellence Award

    Coarc’s Opportunity for Community Excellence is an annual award that Coarc extends to an external agency or individual that has helped fulfill our agency’s mission of expanding abilities, one person at a time, so individuals experiencing disabilities can achieve their individual goals. Nominations for this award come from and are discussed throughout the Coarc community, and are ultimately sel... Learn More

  • Coarc Celebrates with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Coarc, the county’s largest organization supporting individuals with disabilities, celebrated the relocation of its “Cardinal Hall” Day Habilitation Program with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony provided by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on May 17th. The new location, at 350 Fairview Avenue, Hudson (in Columbia Center plaza) is welcoming, bright, and spacious. Adults with intellectual a... Learn More