The Arc Del Paso was founded by parents to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in El Paso County.


Opened facility at 2625 Gold Ave. in El Paso


A variety of direct services were provided at Gold Avenue location until closure in 1999.

2000 – 2010

Under a variety of parent leaders, educational & support services were provided including the first “Walk for Respect” fundraising event in 2006.


New board leadership makes life-long commitment to providing high-quality, home & community-based services.

Mission, vision, values and program goals adopted.  Constitution & bylaws enacted.

Affiliated membership with The Arc of the United States approved.


Application approved by Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to provide job placement, job coaching & supported employment services.

Awarded $8000 grant from The El Paso Community Foundation for start-up costs.

Joined with Volar Center for Independent Living to implement $75,000 grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities’ Building Community Capacity through Collaboration Project.


Received provisional certification from the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) to provide home & community-based services through the Texas Home Living Medicaid waiver.

Awarded $10,000 Outreach & Development grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities to implement a marketing & outreach campaign.


Name changed to The Arc of El Paso to conform to The Arc’s nationwide branding strategy.

Marketing & outreach campaign implemented to include development of website, Facebook, brochures & flyer.


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