The Arc of Essex County Inc.

For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families since 1948

Our Story


In September 1947 a group of innovative parents, community leaders and dedicated volunteers gathered to create services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Today, The Arc of Essex County is a private, non-profit agency serving people who live in and around Essex County. It is one of the most preeminent organizations of its kind in the tri-state region, providing resources to nearly 1500 individuals and their families in over 42 distinct services and programs at 35 locations through both traditional and self-directed options. Services include: Residential, Adult Day, and Children, Family and Community Services.

The Arc continues to be reflective of the input of innovative individuals and their families, ever growing to meet the challenges and new directions of our constituents.

The Arc of Essex County provides comprehensive services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families ensuring a lifetime of achievement with dignity and full partnership in the community.

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Contact Information


The Arc of Essex County Inc.
The Arc of Essex County Inc.
123 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039