Our Mission Depends on You!!

Your support will open a new, high-quality day habilitation (day hab) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in El Paso.

What is a “day hab?”  It is a place where adults with IDD can go to everyday.  It is a place where life-long learning occurs and where structured opportunities for community involvement happen.

The Arc of El Paso will operate the day hab Monday — Friday, 9 am — 4 pm, in this 2,200 square foot home-based environment. We believe that a small highly structured environment is preferable to large institutional settings that are so prevalent in El Paso. While this model for care will limit the number of individuals served, it will also enable us to provide quality of care.

Some of the activities for participants include:

  •  Off-site volunteering at public libraries & other locations
  • Literacy groups to maintain & improve functional reading & writing skills
  • Social skills development including outings at restaurants, movies, pool, etc.
  • Money management skills
  • Computer literacy activities
  • Dance, music appreciation & karaoke for relaxation and creative expression

I WISH TO MAKE A GIFT TODAY.  (Please select your amount you would like to donate by clicking the "donate" button below that amount.)

 $30,000: Funds a 12-passenger van to take participants on community outings. (Commemoration of donor placed on van, if desired.)

 $5,000: Furnishes one room, i.e., the computer center, the language development & cognitive learning lab, the leisure & rec room. (Plaque with donor’s name placed above door, if desired.)

 $2,500: Funds The Special Garden complete with gardening plots, supplies & shade structure.

 $1,000: Funds equipment for therapeutic programming, such as treadmills, recumbent bikes and augmentative communication devices.

 $500: Provides student desks, chairs, tables , couches, and other furnishings.

 $100: Provides one monthly birthday party for participants.

 $50: Funds mileage costs for community outings.

 $25: Provides healthy snacks or personal care items for participants.

 Other: You can enter the amount you wish to donate after clicking on the "donate" button.