The Arc’s Southwest Day Program site on West Henrietta Road has become unsuitable.
The 80-year-old building has many limitations that are hindering the quality of the program.
We are planning to raze the right side of the building and completely renovate the left side of the building. In its place will stand three adjacent buildings with two pedestrian walkways linking the buildings. Six day program rooms, a community room, a paved indoor/outdoor courtyard, four patios, and plenty of surrounding green space will highlight the new complex.
This new campus will total 18,000 square feet with buildings designed to meet the medical and
behavioral needs of the participants. One building will serve those with medical concerns, another
will serve those with behavioral issues, and an administrative building will be located between the two. These new buildings will be used well beyond day services.
The agency will operate recreational and social programs on the new campus, as well as fitness and wellness activities. There will be ample, appropriate space for agency volunteer and social programs.
The new complex will serve as a hub for agency activities.
We look forward to the day when the ribbon is cut and hope that you will be a part of making it a reality!
Our “In the Name of Love” campaign is the first capital campaign in The Arc of Monroe’s 56 year history.
It kicked off in April 2010 and has raised over $2 million…a fantastic response from friends, staff and the community. Our goal is $3.5 million, so there is much more work to be done.
The need for a “new Southwest” day program building is critical. The new James V.C. and Anita Lambert Enrichment Campus will meet this need, with three new gleaming buildings connected by pedestrian walkways. The behavioral services, clinical and administrative buildings will provide ample, appropriate, accessible space for more than 60 men and women. The campus will also be used extensively beyond day program hours.
Part of the existing 80-year-old building will be demolished and some of it gutted. Renovations are slated to begin in Fall 2011 and last 12-18 months. Program participants will be relocated to another site during this time.
This is one of the most ambitious projects in The Arc of Monroe’s history.
Click HERE to watch the Capital Campaign Video.
Click HERE to watch a video from Anita Lambert.
“My hope is that this new campus will make more miracles happen, like the one I’ve
witnessed with my daughter. Kathy has blossomed into a beautiful young woman thanks
to the wonderful staff of the Arc. I also hope that the gift might inspire others to give.”
— Anita Lambert , Parent and Donor
“We totally enjoy volunteering for The Arc. We’ve become
friends with many of the individuals and enjoy raising money
and awareness for the cause. Getting involved with The Arc has
been great for us on so many levels. We have a new
perspective on people with disabilities.”
— Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity , RIT
“If I had a son or daughter with developmental disabilities
today, I would want them at the Arc. This is an excellent
agency deserving of our community’s support.”
— Judge Robert H. Wagner , Honorary Campaign Chair