Arc of Anchorage


Founded in 1957 by a group of parents, The Arc of Anchorage's goal is to ensure people who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities have the opportunity to lead rich, full, satisfying lives as valued members of our community. The Arc offers a full array of services available to people across the lifespan from birth through old age. Every person has specific dreams, ambitions and interests, as well as aptitudes and abilities apart from the disability they experience. The Arc helps them achieve their dreams.

Mark and The Arc

Parenting a child with a disability can be a big responsibility. A common dilemma for parents with a child who experiences an intellectual or developmental disability: what will happen to our child once we are no longer able to care for them? Read more.

Arc of Anchorage Receives National Accreditation

Representatives from The Council on Quality and Leadership announced that The Arc of Anchorage has received their full accreditation. This announcement makes The Arc of Anchorage the first human services organization serving Alaskans who experience disabilities to receive accreditation by CQL. Read more.

A Young Alaskan’s Yearning for Independence Satisfied

September 7 was a red letter day for Mark Falsey. That was the day he got to show off the bedroom in the house he would soon be moving into. Mark was giving personal tours as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Elmore House, the third in The Arc of Anchorage’s “Five Homes in Five Years” building campaign. Read more.

Video: Brotherly Love

Housing is a challenge for people who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities. Jack was discovered living in unsuitable conditions in the lower 48. His brothers worked with The Arc of Anchorage to correct the situation.