The Arc of Harrisonburg & Rockingham was founded in 1962 to support persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Today, we are part of a network of more than 700 chapters of The Arc throughout the country.  We are affiliated with The Arc of Virginia, The Arc of the U.S., United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.


The Arc of Harrisonburg & Rockingham promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lives.


Innovation – our founders pioneered the opportunities that exist today for people with developmental disabilities.  We build on their courageous tradition of innovation and creativity in the design and delivery of our services.

Integrity – we operate with integrity in all that we do – as a service provider, as an employer, and as a member of our community.

Respect – we treat everyone with respect.  The right to dignity, choice, ability, privacy and opinion are our fundamental principles.

Quality – we embrace the highest standards in all that we do. Quality in service and character drives our actions and attitudes.

Caringwe act with a genuine spirit of caring.  A sincere interest in and concern for the complete well-being of all people define our actions.

Programs and Services

  • The Op Shop (Day Support Program)
  • GOLD (Introduction to Community Engagement)
  • All-In (Community Engagement) commencing July 01, 2016
  • Community Resource Center
  • Teen/Adult Canteens
  • In-Home and Respite Services
  • Advocacy

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