The Connector

January Newsletter

The Arc of Wichita County

The Arc of Wichita County Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their communities. We offer the following services: Licensed Child Care, Self-Advocacy, Employment Services, Social Programs, Summer Camps for Children and Adults, and The HERO House Day Habilitation Program.

Programs

Employee of the Month

Meet Rachel!


Rachel has been working at The Arc for a little over one year. She started in THe Arc's childcare program and also worked at The Hero House. She is now The Hero House Coordinator. Rachel also works in The Hero House's after school program, The Bridge. Rachel is a very dedicated employee and is always willing to do whatever is asked of her. She goes above and beyond each day to make sure that our members are taken care of. She is very gentle and compassionate with each and every member. She loves them and they love her and it shows every day. Rachel has really stepped up and stepped in to fill a void in staff at The Hero House. We are very pleased to award her the employee of the month!


The Arc of Wichita County is dedicated to serving our community, but we wouldn't be successful without incredible employees like Rachel.

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Volunteer of the Month

We are very pleased to award our fDecember Volunteer of the Month to Laurey McDorman! Laurey became involved with The Arc of Wichita County when her son, Daniel started attending The HERO House after graduating from high school. On any given day you might find Laurey volunteering to help with anything at The HERO House such as preparing and serving lunch, playing games with the members, going on field trips and anything else that needs to be done. She is like a mother to all of our members and always wants to make sure that they are well taken care of. Laurey even volunteered to get certified to become a coach for The Arc's Special Olympic's Team, The Wichita Falls Wolfpack. Laurey goes above and beyond to make The Arc of Wichita County a better place and does so because she loves our members. We are blessed to have her as part of our team!
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Community Connections

Community Connections Luncheon

Wednesday, Jan. 10th 2018 at 12-1pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

This month we are having our Community Connections luncheon at our dayhab program, The HERO House. Please join us as we talk about what our program offers our members. We'll even feed you lunch!

The HERO House

3307 Buchanan

Wichita Falls, TX 76308

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Social Activities - Ages 16-21 Please be sure to RSVP! You must call The Arc at 940-692-2303 to make reservations for the teen social events. To hold your spot you must pay for the event at the time you make a reservation.

Friend's Club

Friday, Jan. 12th 2018 at 6-10pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

The Arc provides a fun night scheduled on the second Friday of each month so that parents and caregivers can have a night out. During the evening participants have dinner, make arts and crafts, play games, watch movies and socialize with their friends. The time is

6 pm - 10 pm and the cost is $15.00 per participant. This program is for ages 15 and older.

For an application or to make a reservation please call The Arc at 940-692-2303.

Teen Bowling

Thursday, Jan. 18th 2018 at 4-5:30pm

4022 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at Village Bowl. Cost is $5.00. Limit 12. Ages 16 -21 (Still in school)

Teen Grapevine Aquarium

Sunday, Jan. 28th 2018 at 11am

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 11:00 am. We will take the van to Grapevine Mills Mall and go to SeaLife Aquarium. We will eat lunch at the mall and shop a little too. Cost is $25.00. Limit 12. Ages 16 -21(Still in school)

Social Activities (Ages 21 +)

PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP! You must call The Arc at 940-692-2303 to make reservations for the social events. To hold your spot you must pay for the event at the time you make a reservation.

Friends Club (Ages 15 and older)

Friday, Jan. 12th 2018 at 6-10pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

The Arc provides a fun night scheduled on the second Friday of each month so that parents and caregivers can have a night out. During the evening participants have dinner, make arts and crafts, play games, watch movies and socialize with their friends. The time is

6 pm - 10 pm and the cost is $15.00 per participant. This program is for ages 15 and older.

For an application or to make a reservation please call The Arc at 940-692-2303.

MSU Mustangs Basketball

Thursday, Jan. 11th 2018 at 6:45-9pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 6:45 pm and we will take the van to the game at MSU. Cost is $5.00 per person. Limit 12. Ages 21+

WWE Live!

Saturday, Jan. 13th 2018 at 6pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 6:00 pm. We will take the van to the MPEC. Cost is $20.00 plus money for concessions. Limit 12. Please RSVP by 1/10/17.

Guys Night Out. Star Wars Movie

Tuesday, Jan. 16th 2018 at 6:30-9pm

2915 Glenwood Avenue

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at Cinemark Theater. Cost is $6.00 per person. Limit 12. Ages 21+

New Year's Dance

Monday, Jan. 22nd 2018 at 7-9pm

4205 Seymour Highway

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Elk's Lodge. Free. No limit.


Van transportation available for those who qualify. Please call The Arc if you need van transportation. Ages 21+

***Effective October 1, 2017, there will be a $2.00 charge for all persons riding the van.

Bowling

Thursday, Jan. 25th 2018 at 4-6pm

4022 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at Village Bowl. Cost is $5.00. Limit 20. Ages 21+

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, Jan. 27th 2018 at 10am-12pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 10 am. We will take the van to the event. Cost is $10.00 per person. Limit 12.

Meetings

The Arc of Wichita County Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Jan. 15th 2018 at 12pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

People First Board Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 16th 2018 at 6pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Demonstration by P.E.T.S.

Tuesday, Jan. 16th 2018 at 7-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Come join us for a demonstration and information by for pets by P.E.T.S.

Bible Fun Fellowship

Bible Fun Fellowship - Wichita Falls

When: Tuesday, January 2nd, 9th and 23rd and 30th from 6:30-7:30PM


Where: 1100 Harrison Street, Wichita Falls, Texas


What: Music, singing, Bible Study and refreshments!

Bible Fun Fellowship - Burkburnett

When: Thursday January 11th and 25th 6:30-7:30PM


Where: 814 Tidal Street, Burkburnett, Texas


What: Music, singing, Bible Study and refreshments!