Since 1955, The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley has been dedicated to ensuring a satisfying and productive life for children and adults with intellectual, cognitive, and related developmental disabilities by providing programs and services that enable, empower, and encourage them to live, learn, work, worship, and play in their community….along with their peers and neighbors!
Social Security – Bill to Strengthen Representative Payee Program Introduced in House
Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Rep. John Larson (D-CT) have introduced the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017 (H.R. 4547). The bill proposes numerous changes to Social Security’s representative payee program designed to enhance oversight and operations of the program. Visit the Committee on Ways and Means web site to view a summary of the bill, a section-by-section analysis, the full text of the bill, and related materials. The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Social Security – Bill to Protect Social Security Benefits from Garnishments Introduced in House
Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), and John Larson (D-CT) have introduced the “Protection of Social Security Benefits Restoration Act” (H.R. 4500). The bill would repeal a 1996 change in law that allowed earned benefits to be garnished by the federal government to collect federal debts, such as student loans and home loans owed to the Veterans Administration. The bill would prevent garnishment of Social Security retirement, survivors’, and disability benefits – as well as other earned benefits – to collect federal debts. Earlier this year, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a Senate version of this bill (S. 959). View a Huffington Post column by Rep. Grijalva for more information about the bill. The Arc strongly supports this much-needed legislation to maintain basic living standards for Social Security beneficiaries struggling to pay student loans and other federal debts.
I/DD Waiver Update
After a year of waiting, the judge has denied class action status for the rest of the people impacted by the Title XIX Waiver changes made in December of 2015. Click Here to read the decision.
The Arc Thrift Shop on Broadway Avenue is Now Open!
The Arc Thrift Shop Broadway Avenue location re-opened after being destroyed by an EF0 tornado in late December of 2015. The building was torn down and the building next door that was used for a warehouse was transformed into the new store. Both the new 906 Broadway Avenue location and the 1915 Dudley Avenue location are open 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday. Donations are accepted at the back door of the store during regular business hours.
People First of Parkersburg Meeting
Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Friendship Kitchen on Emerson Avenue in Parkersburg. The meetings beging at 1:00 pm and last for an hour. If ...More
People First Restaurant Night at East of Chicago Pizza
People First Restaurant Night is an event where people gather on the 5th Tuesday of the months that have 5 Tuesday at an area restaurant to eat and socialize.More
People First Teleconference
People are invited to call in at 4:00 pm to participate in the discussion about the latest issues regarding People First across West Virginia. Another call is held at 10:00 am for ...More
Valentine’s Dance (Please Bring Snacks & Drinks)
The annual Valentine's Dance for The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley will be held on February 15, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church on Juliana Street. Please bring snacks and drinks.More
People First of the Mid Ohio Valley Meeting
People First of the Mid Ohio Valley meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday from 4:30 pm until 5:45 pm at 1915 Dudley Avenue in Parkersburg. If you have questions about People First, ...More