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!

Health/Medicaid – Senate Close to Vote on Devastating Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Health Care Bill

The newest version of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Health Care bill (see article below) may be on a fast track for a Senate vote before the authority for passage by a simple majority under the budget reconciliation instructions expires on September 30. Reports from the Senate indicate that Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA) have nearly the 50 votes needed for the bill to trigger a tie-breaking vote by Vice-President Mike Pence for passage. If successful, expectations are that the bill would go immediately to the House floor for passage and then to the President for signature. This would be a devastating blow to people with disabilities and their families who have worked so hard this year to prevent block grants and per capita caps from destroying the Medicaid program – a program which provides basic health care and long term supports which make it possible for millions of people to live as independently as possible in their home communities.

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.


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September 24 2017

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley’s Annual Picnic

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley's Annual Picnic
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Smith Farm Call 304-422-3151 to RSVP


The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley's Annual Picnic
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Smith Farm Call 304-422-3151 to RSVP

September 26 2017

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 ...

October 12 2017

Make It Happen Day

People volunteer at The Arc office and other locations for various projects.

People volunteer at The Arc office and other locations for various projects.

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 ...

October 17 2017

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 914 Market Street in Parkersburg. If you have questions about People First, ...


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  • How to Help After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma September 18, 2017
    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left a staggering path of destruction. Throughout Texas and Florida and neighboring states, people will start rebuilding their homes and their lives, and they will need all our support to recover from the storms. Here are … Continue reading →
  • House Committee Advances Bill to Cut Off Basic Income for Adults with Disabilities and Seniors September 14, 2017
    Yesterday, by a vote of 23 to 14 the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means advanced legislation to cut off Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for potentially hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and seniors. As … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Health Care Proposal September 14, 2017
    “Architects of this bill are still ignoring the pleas of their constituents with disabilities” Today, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former US Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) unveiled the latest attempt … Continue reading →