Some great folks from The Arc of the St. Johns as buddies and their coaches venture out on the town to see the “Nights of Lights” in downtown St. Augustine. There were a lot of smiling faces that night.
SJSO Lt. Mike Stausbaugh is honored with the annual FLORENCE EVELINE WILLIAMS Angel of The Arc Award:
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Officer Lt. Mike Stausbaugh is honored with the annual FLORENCE EVELINE WILLIAMS Angel of The Arc Award, presented each year by the Board of Directors of The Arc of the St. Johns. The 2016 award recognize Mike’s long-time friendship and innovative support for the men, women and children with Intellectual and Development Disabilities (IDD) served by The Arc. For the past two years, Mike has been a stalwart in the presentation of the monthly SURF QUEST events. He has captured digital photos and videos of these special beach and surfing days for people with IDD. The smiles always tell the real story. Thank you Lt. Mike Strausbaugh.
THE CAP’S GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT THE ARC OF THE ST. JOHNS, SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW. AN ALTERNATE DATE WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON.
You can help The Arc of the St. Johns Beaches Adult Day Center reach their Building Improvement Campaign goal of $30,000. We are making a great place even better for some very special friends we serve at the beach with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). All donations are tax deductible so please click “HERE” to safely donate to help our campaign and Thank You!
The Arc of the St. Johns Therapeutic Learning Center for Children is now accepting applications for enrollment
The Arc of the St. Johns Therapeutic Learning Center for Children is now accepting applications for enrollment. Please see the attached flyer, or contact TLC Director Paulette Hudson at (904) 824-8932 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also visit the TLC page on our website to learn more about our services by clicking here.
This past month The Arc of the St. Johns – Surf Quest Beach Days returned to Crescent Beach in action for the 2016 beach season. The Surf Quest Beach Days are more than just a day each month to get to the beach. It’s a free, fun filled beach experience for anyone with any disability. There is surfing and other water sports, music, fun fellowship with others, food and of course there is the beach. Our trained group of volunteers are there to assist anyone with any disability in each of our activities.
The free event takes place from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. monthly, and is located on the beach just north of the Mary Street beach ramp in Crescent Beach. So come on out and visit The Arc of the St. Johns – Surf Quest Beach Day on one of the following dates (April 16th, May 21st, June 18th, July 16th, August 20th, September 17th and October 15th) and visit the event link www.arcsj.org/surfquest.html to learn more about this great event.
Did you know The Arc of the St. Johns has a very active Facebook page? We invite you to visit our page and “Like” us on Facebook to follow the many exciting events and important news on happenings at The Arc of the St. Johns, and receive valuable information on matters pertaining to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Please click on the Facebook icon to visit our page and Thank You!
The “Friends of Cassie” host a Christmas Party for The Arc of the St. Johns residential Church House
The “Friends of Cassie” got the Holiday Joy started early by hosting a Christmas Party for our residential Church House this Christmas season. “We feel extremely Blessed to be able to share this joyous season with the residents,” said Terry Bryant, Cassie’s Mom. “And, we are so grateful to all those who took part either by donation or helping host the event.”
With the help of family and friends, Church House was outfitted with lots of new items for the kitchen: rugs for entrance ways, pots and pans, drinking glasses, dinner dishes, serving bowls, cooking utensils and food storage containers.
Each of the residents received: a monogrammed back pack, 2 sets of sheets, new bedding sets, pillows, bath towels, personal care items, as well as other personal gifts for each.
Church House is additionally Blessed this year as “Friends of Cassie” were able to purchase a new outdoor storage shed that will be delivered and set up before the new year.
“We greatly appreciate the care our daughter receives at The Arc of the St. Johns,” Mrs. Bryant said. “And all of us are honored to assist in helping to create the best possible environment for the residents.”
Church House is one of twelve residential group homes of The Arc of the St. Johns. Group homes are located in great neighborhoods all over the community, and generally house six adults. Since 1972 The Arc of the St. Johns has provided important support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of the St. Johns is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.