Expanding abilities one person at a time

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 and developmental disabilities attend Cardinal Hall Day Habilitation for supports to meet their goals for greater independence and community inclusion. Our program is staffed with direct support professionals and supervisory staff who focus on each person’s unique goals and needs. Individuals receive supports and services (such as nursing and speech, occupational, and physical therapy) as needed.

Established in 1965 as the Columbia County Chapter of NYSARC, Inc. by families and community members, Coarc is a resource and advocate for individuals experiencing developmental disabilities and their families. We support over 500 people with a comprehensive array of programs and services, including day habilitation programs, vocational and employment services, clinical services, residential services, The Starting Place preschool/daycare, advocacy, and more.

Coarc staff are proud to fulfill the mission of expanding abilities, one person at a time, so individuals experiencing disabilities can achieve their individual goals. To become a Friend of Coarc and support our programs and services, please visit www.coarc.org/donate-now/or call Katie at (518) 672-4451, x 2093.


In the photo: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Jeffrey Hunt (first on left), Coarc Board of Directors President Dodie Wheeler (with scissors), and Coarc CEO Ken Stall (last on right). Also pictured are several individuals who receive Coarc supports, members of the Chamber Board of Directors and Coarc Board of Directors, and Coarc staff.