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Serving the Valley's Special Needs Community


ARCH is a 5-acre recreation center in the heart of Phoenix, offering a full range of skills-based programs and activities, enabling adults and children with developmental disabilities to obtain higher levels of physical well-being, pride, independence, and self-esteem.

Our History

We opened our doors on September 23rd 1975 to 25 teens and adults in an old cafetorium at the abandoned Alhambra Elementary School on Grand Avenue.

A founding premise of ARCH was that individuals with disabilities should be given every opportunity to develop, both physically and mentally, to the full extent of his or her potential.

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1 month ago

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ATTENTION ARCH PARTICIPANTS:
The city of Phoenix passed the vote to mandate masks in public.
Please come in wearing your masks on Monday (and until further notice). Expect to keep it on the entire time you are here, with the exception of eating your meal. Additionally, I want to remind all participants that it is a requirement to check your temperature prior to attending ARCH. We will check temperatures on everyone who enters the building, but this should be secondary to having it checked at home.
If you have any questions feel free to contact ARCH via phone (602 230 2226), email grace_jones@archaz.org (DTA/Drop In) or derrickm@archaz.org (ARCHKids), or message us here on Facebook
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2 months ago

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We have carrots!! This was our first harvest from our garden bed at the local community garden! The clients have worked hard and it has payed off! Looking forward to what goodies the fall will bring! ...

We have carrots!! This was our first harvest from our garden bed at the local community garden! The clients have worked hard and it has payed off! Looking forward to what goodies the fall will bring!Image attachment

2 months ago

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Our first day of our ARCHKids Summer Camp was great! We're so happy to have our summer kids back! ...

Our first day of  our ARCHKids Summer Camp was great! Were so happy to have our summer kids back!

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They were so happy to be back! Hi Jeremiah!

Awe! Some of my peeps💙

Why aren’t they social distancing in this photo ?

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2 months ago

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Donate to our ARCH COVID-19 Relief Fund! Click on the link in the text below. As ARCH is a direct service agency, ARCH's Day Treatment Program for adults and our ARCHKids Program remained open during the COVID-19 crisis. However, we had to close our Drop-In Program temporarily and, of the 150 clients usually on site each day, understandably, many stayed home. The 30 groups that usually rent our gym and field also cancelled all their events for the foreseeable future. We are now fully open again and are happy to see our clients gradually returning. We are designating the coming months as our 'Summer of Hope'. Like many non-profits throughout the Valley, the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown adversely impacted our organization financially. Every May we usually do a donation drive to raise money for one of our programs. However, this year, we have decided to set up our own COVID-19 Relief Fund via Go Fund Me (charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/arch-covid-19-relief-fund) to help offset some of our costs and losses in revenue, and to help us get back on our feet. If you would like to donate please click on the link above. Thank you to everyone for your patience and support during this time. ...

Donate to our ARCH COVID-19 Relief Fund! Click on the link in the text below. As ARCH is a direct service agency, ARCHs Day Treatment Program for adults and our ARCHKids Program remained open during the COVID-19 crisis. However, we had to close our Drop-In Program temporarily and, of the 150 clients usually on site each day, understandably, many stayed home. The 30 groups that usually rent our gym and field also cancelled all their events for the foreseeable future. We are now fully open again and are happy to see our clients gradually returning. We are designating the coming months as our Summer of Hope. Like many non-profits throughout the Valley, the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown adversely impacted our organization financially. Every May we usually do a donation drive to raise money for one of our programs. However, this year, we have decided to set up our own COVID-19 Relief Fund via Go Fund Me (https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/arch-covid-19-relief-fund) to help offset some of our costs and losses in revenue, and to help us get back on our feet. If you would like to donate please click on the link above. Thank you to everyone for your patience and support during this time.

3 months ago

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Conditioned to any future revisions by Governor Ducey, ARCH will resume FULL operations on Friday, May 15th! Drop-In program hours will remain Monday-Friday, 11:30am-6:30pm. DTA Program participants need to call ARCH (602) 230-2226 to restart transportation pick-ups and drop-offs.
We appreciate everyone's support and patience during this difficult time.
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Anthony Flores is still Early lets everyone get back and then let tack bout California trip friend ok

How about California trip

Whoo hoo!!

Camping trip

Any new updates on the fishing trip and California trip

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