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The Arc of Union County

52 Fadem Road
973-315-0060

The mission of The Arc of Union County is to empower and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. This organization will utilize all its resources to ensure our members, their famlies and all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities associated with our organization realize a full, productive and enhanced life.


Recent News

Come to The Ball and Party!

Open to the general public The Arc of Union County is hosting The 50th Annual Candlelight Ball on Saturday, March 29th at The Grand Summit Hotel in Summit.  Each year over 200 guests join The Arc to celebrate and honor those who with vision and…

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Looking for a job?

Although you are willing and able and would be a great addition to any team, in today’s marketplace it is challenging at best to find gainful employment. Now imagine you have a disability. For Rosanna and James, this is where their story…

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Churches Help Santa Bring Gifts

Churches Help Santa Bring Gifts The caring parishioners of three local churches have helped bring holiday joy to the residents of The Arc of Union County group homes for many years. As in the past, during this festive season St. Bartholomew The…

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Daisy Troop Brings Holiday Treats to Special Needs Adults

The young ladies of Daisy Troop Fanwood-Scotch Plains40163 recently brought homemade holiday cookies to The Arc of Union County’s New Providence group home. The Daisy Troop consists of 12 girls in kindergarten and first grade, meeting twice a…

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Sending Holiday Cheer to Heroes

The children of The Arc of Union County’s Bright Beginnings Child Development Center in Cranford recently helped spread some holiday cheer to the men and women of the various branches of the U.S. Armed Services.  Using paint, paper and their two…

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Miss Coastal Shores Brings a Royal Touch to The Arc of Union County

Cierra Kaler-Jones, a Galloway Township native, generously shared her time with The Arc of Union County during the preparation and weeks leading up to the organization’s 9th Annual Tricky Tray Fundraising Event held on November 1st.  Cierra, a…

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Wyndham Hotel Group Gives Back

Individuals in The Arc of Union County’s Social Day program called ABLE (Achieving Better Life Experiences) were recently visited by two employees of Wyndham Hotel Group, parent company of well-known brands like Ramada, Howard Johnson and Days…

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The Cub Scout Camporee Service Projects Selects The Arc of Union County

Recently students of The Arc Kohler School and The Arc Respite Programs in Mountainside received a very special Halloween surprise from many Cub Scout Packs throughout Union County. Each one of the 200 Arc participants received a hand decorated bag…

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9th Annual Tricky Tray Fundraising Event

The Arc of Union County's 9th Annual Tricky Tray Fundraising Event will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at L'Affaire in Mountainside. Not familiar with a Tricky Tray?  With between 250 - 300 gift baskets and items in a room(s),…

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Summertime is Special for Shawn

For many years, Shawn O’Reilly of Union has looked forward to attending The Arc of Union County’s Camp Star, a six week summer program designed to enhance personal and social development for the children with intellectual and…

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Knights of Columbus, Council 2544 present The Arc of Union County with a Donation

During the Knights of Columbus August 21 meeting, Garry O. Kosteck, Grand Knight of Council 2544, presented The Arc of Union County’s Executive Director, Frank Caragher with an extremely generous donation.  Addressing the membership Mr.…

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Knights of Columbus, Council 2544 present The Arc of Union County with a Donation

During the Knights of Columbus August 21 meeting, Garry O. Kosteck, Grand Knight of Council 2544, presented The Arc of Union County’s Executive Director, Frank Caragher with an extremely generous donation.  Addressing the membership Mr.…

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Fun on Wheels

Can you imagine a full size school bus that acts as a mobile playground? The children of The Arc of Union County Bright Beginnings Child Development Center in Cranford look forward to The Fun Bus’ arrival each Wednesday. The Fun Bus has had…

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Differently Abled ... Not Disabled

The Robles family is stepping up! In fact, the Rahway family is the first team to register for The Arc of Union County’s 8th Annual Step Up for The Arc Walk/Run. This major fundraising event will be held on Saturday, September 14th in Oak…

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Camp Star - Fun in the Sun

Christine Esposito of Union has been a Camp Star summer day camp counselor for the past nine years.  Camp Star has been in operation by The Arc of Union County since 1957 offering a six week specialized camp for children with intellectual and…

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Step Up for The Arc 8th Annual Walk/Run

8th Annual Step Up for The Arc Walk/Run   Come join The Arc of Union County for the 8th Annual Step Up for The Arc Walk/Run at Oak Ridge Park in Clark on Saturday, September 14, 2013.    A fun, healthy and easy way to lend a…

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Local Teen Makes A Difference

Jackie Gura of Warren has shared her time with The Arc of Union for the past two years and is a shining example of what it means to give back to the community. Jackie’s desire to volunteer for The Arc stems from wanting to help individuals…

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Jade Light Wins Special Olympics Swim Medals

Jade Light from Clark, a long time volunteer at The Arc of Union County became a champion at the 2013 Special Olympics New Jersey Games. Jade was one of more than 2,500 athletes that qualified to compete during the games held on June 7th – 9th…

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Action Packed Learning for 2 to 5 Year Olds

In March, two classes at The Arc Bright Beginnings Child Development Center in Cranford began a six week program with Yearning to Learn, Inc. called, Learning Mi Way.  A six week class provided by the United Way of Greater Union County,…

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Wine & Cheese Tasting

Wine & Cheese Tasting - Saturday, June 15,…

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FREE HEALTH FAIR

HEALTH FAIR - Friday, May 17, 2013 From 10am until 330pm FREE & Open to the general public, please join us as participating organizations share valuable health information. SCREENING & HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Blood Pressure Reading, Body…

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The 49th Annual Candlelight Ball

Come to The Ball ! Open to the general public The Arc of Union County is hosting The 49th Annual Candlelight Ball on Saturday, March 23rd at L’Affaire in Mountainside.  Each year over 200 guests join The Arc to celebrate and honor those…

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7 year old donates to The Arc of Union County

Following Hurricane Sandy, Jacob Jones, better know by his friends and family as Jake, listened to numerous news stories pertaining to the struggles of families and businesses in the aftermath of the super storm.  Households without power for…

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Outstanding Professional Achievement

Deborah Pomianek, Associate Executive Director of   The Arc of Union County Receives   “Outstanding Professional Achievement Award”     In Washington, DC on Saturday, October…

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The Arc Tricky Tray RESCHEDULED

The 8th Annual Tricky Tray Event  Rescheduled For Thursday, December 6th Presenting Sponsors:  La Ferrara Properties and  La Famiglia Sorrento…

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8th Annual Tricky Tray Fundraising Event

November 2, 2012 at L'Affaire in Mountainside 8th Annual Tricky Tray Event !! Hurry while TICKETS are still on sale !!  Doors open at 530pm - Ticket calling starts at 730pm - The event ends at approximately 10pm. Not familiar with a…

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7th Annual Step Up for The Arc 5K Walk/Run

Come join The Arc of Union County for the 7th Annual Step Up for The Arc 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 136 Oak Ridge Park in Clark.  A fun, healthy and easy way to help support programs and services provided for children…

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Special Needs Talent Show Raises $2000 for The Arc of Union County

“An Evening of Shining Stars” played to a sell out crowd.  It was the first time that a special needs talent show was held at Hillside Avenue School in Cranford.  The show featured students in grades 3 through 12.  Some skits that…

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