About Us

About Us

We put people first!

Founded in 1954, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter is a premier human services agency in the healthcare field. Our agency was started by parents who envisioned a rich, full life for their children with disabilities, inclusive of their community. Many of those families still champion these efforts today.

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis is one of thirty-six chapters of The Arc New York statewide organization. We employ 700 staff and support over 1,400 people throughout Oneida and Lewis Counties. We provide a full spectrum of educational, vocational, employment, residential, family support, guardianship, respite, recreational, and day habilitation for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

We own and operate integrated businesses in our community, including our Progress Industries business enterprise, a leading supply chain partner for small and large companies regionally and nationally.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable persons with disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership with the agency. We will provide leadership in our community to develop the necessary human and financial resources to fulfill this mission.

Our vision is that all persons with disabilities live as fully included members of their community.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values of Compassion, Dignity, Dedication, Integrity, Progressive, and Person Centered-Family Based reflect our work and serve as the foundation of our culture and the backdrop of our everyday interactions. This set of clearly defined values guides us, one unified team, in carrying out our vital mission.

Our Core Values are incorporated into the orientation and training of all new employees. By supporting our Core Values, we all contribute to a culture of positivity, stability, and vision necessary for the Arc to thrive in the years to come.

Our Agency

Our agency is staffed by over 700 professionals and serves over 1,400 people throughout Oneida and Lewis Counties.

Have a question about the services we offer, availability, or eligibility?

Please contact us, and we are happy to assist you.

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A leader in services for people with developmental disabilities since 1954