About Us

Lifelong Learnin – Opportunities – Productive Lives

The Arc of El Paso is committed to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), their families and caregivers living in the El Paso borderland region.

We believe that people with IDD are defined by their strengths, abilities, and values – not by their disability. Therefore, The Arc seeks to offer opportunities for full inclusion and active participation in all aspects of society. Such opportunities include access to employment, post-secondary education, volunteering, technology, literacy, health & fitness, and more. All efforts are geared towards empowering individuals with IDD to achieve their highest potential and to live fully and productively.

Formerly known as the Arc Del Paso, the name changed in 2014 to conform to The Arc of the United States’ nationwide branding campaign. We are an authorized chapter of the Arc US and a local chapter member of The Arc of Texas.

We are a private, non-profit entity with IRS tax exempt status. As you browse through the website, please know that whether you are a self-advocate, family member, caregiver, or friend, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU & WE NEED YOU.

We are just getting started on this great adventure of loving service and look forward to your involvement!

Serving the pure of heart.