Our advocacy programs have been developed to safeguard the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), to facilitate choice,and to promote independence and inclusion into community life. The Arc of Weld County engages in three forms of advocacy services: Individual Advocacy, Community Outreach Programs, and Systems (Legislative) Advocacy. 


Individual Advocacy Services

Advocacy

The Arc of Weld County (AWC) provides individual advocacy for both children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  There are no fees for our services; our service area includes Weld, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma Counties. The Arc provides advocates who, upon request can attend school, residential and vocational meetings. Please note that our Advocates are not attorneys and cannot assist you with legal matters.

To make a referral for individual advocacy services or to ask questions about our advocacy services, or for an advocacy intake please contact Advocacy Coordinator, Leticia Arguello at leticia@arcweldcounty.org or (970) 353.5219 x 105.

Community Outreach

The Arc of Weld County provides programs and events for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families that allow them to engage in the life of the community, have fun, and to teach the community more about the Arc and the individuals we serve. The Arc provides quarterly advocacy training for families and caregivers, classes and events for individuals to learn about building healthy and safe relationships, and events for the whole family to enjoy throughout the year such as our Pool Party or our Annual Film Festival. For more information about specific events check out the Community Outreach Programs tab under “What We Do”, see our current events calendar, or contact our Community Outreach Coordinator Kelsey Harvey at kelsey@arcweldcounty.org or (970) 353.5219 x110.

Systems (Legislative) Advocacy

The Arc of Weld County works to provide Systems (legislative) advocacy primarily through the protection of rights for those citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We work to educate our constituents and promote policies and legislation that impact the delivery of high quality supports for individuals with I/DD, their families and their caregivers. We believe that educating our community and communicating with our legislators is important in protecting the rights of all people, and is crucial in advocating for such a small and vulnerable population. For more information on how to get involved sign up to receive our newsletter and action alerts.

Greeley Location: 
5312 West 9th Street Drive Suite 150

Greeley, CO 80634

South Weld County Office:
By Appointment Only

Eastern Counties: 
By Appointment Only

We Serve The Folowing Eastern Counties:
Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick
Phillips, Washington, Yuma