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Our Vision

Our 2025 vision for the Southern Maryland Region is that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are widely welcomed, accepted, and included in every community where we work with excellent quality supports.  Using the support provided by The Arc, individuals achieve personal goals by making life impacting decisions, based on their own preferences, abilities, and interests, which gives purpose and meaning to their lives.  We will be able to proudly share many inspiring examples and the positive economic impact this makes.


Our vision for our organization is that: 

orange-arrow.png  We are mobile electronically and with a vehicle fleet that facilitates work and recreation in the community for our consumers.

orange-arrow.png  We are a cohesive, collaborative, communicative, high energy community of staff, volunteers, and community partners.

orange-arrow.png  We enjoy a high level of visibility and partnership in every community where we work

orange-arrow.png  We celebrate diverse resource and economic development which brings in greater than $1 million in new contributions and new contracts annually to Southern Maryland and to our organization.


Our Mission


Create opportunities for independence and personal success for people with different abilities in inclusive communities. 



Core Values


Acceptance orange-arrow.png We appreciate all people with all different abilities.  We inspire all sectors of the community to include all people with different abilities in the fabric of their lives. 



Fulfillment orange-arrow.png We help every person find meaning and fulfillment in their lives through independent living and decision-making to the extent possible.


Worth orange-arrow.png We value every person regardless of the barriers that they may face every day.  We inspire every person to believe they are important and valuable and we help them to find their courage to be the best version of themselves that they can be.


Respect orange-arrow.png We model respect in the way we communicate with each other, in the way we offer choices to each other, and in the way we consider perspectives of others that are different from our own.


Joy orange-arrow.png We celebrate every part of life and accomplishments of hard work to create joy-accomplishing personal and professional milestones and goals, celebrating birthdays, changing season, and all types of holidays.









Founded in 1975, The Arc of Southern Maryland is a private
501(c)(3) organization, affiliated at the state level with
The Arc of Maryland and at the national level with The
Arc of the United States, the world’s largest grass roots
organization of, and for, people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities.



Ways to Support








355 West Dares Beach Road

P.O. Box 1860

Prince Frederick, MD 20678





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