Welcome to MARC Community Resources, Ltd.

Empowering people with disabilities to realize their dreams...

 

MISSION STATEMENT: MARC: Community Resources empowers adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their dreams and make choices about their lives.  To honor and help fulfill these dreams, MARC provides people with choices for housing, employment, and social/recreational life.



MARC: Community Resources has advocated for the rights of people with disabilities since 1955. In that year, eight Middletown families worked tirelessly over countless hours to inform the public about the educational needs of their children. Slowly they opened doors not only for their own children but also for many others who today attend school like any other child. They also opened minds, prompting communities to become more inclusive of people with disabilities.

 

Today, MARC: Community Resources has grown into a multi-faceted organization with 100 paid staff. We serve more than 200 adults and children with disabilities in residential, employment, vocational, leisure and self-advocacy programs.

MARC: Community Resources is an affiliated chapter of the The Arc, the largest national volunteer-based organization devoted solely to advocacy on issues pertaining to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  On the statewide level we are also very active with our state Arc, Arc CT.

Middlesex United Way supports our Adult Skill Development & Leisure Program, Saturday Morning Fun & Friends at MARC, and our Outreach & Advocacy efforts. United Way is advancing the common good in Middlesex County by investing in the building blocks for a good life – education, income, health and housing.

The Community Foundation supports our Adult Skill Development & Leisure program. The grant is made possible by the generosity of the Chuck & Rachel Wiltsie Fund, the Ann T. D’Addario Family Foundation Fund, and other unrestricted funds at the foundation.

The City of Middletown Commission on the Arts supports our theater collaboration with Oddfellows Playhouse.