CommunityOutreach1 500The Arc of Weld County strives to provide workshops and other opportunities for people with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers to engage and enjoy life in their own communities. Our events are designed not only to provide education and opportunities for families to enjoy time engaging in community life, but also to educate the community about the mission and vision of the Arc.  The Arc of Weld County is privileged to be able to provide all our programs and services free of charge for attendees. All our events can be found by checking our Events Calendar under the News & Events tab, or by contacting our Community Outreach Coordinator, Kelsey Harvey at kelsey@arcweldcounty.org or by calling (970) 353.5219 x110.


Some of our regular Community Outreach Events include:

  • Educational Trainings: We try to provide quarterly trainings to better equip our community with strong advocates who push for the rights of their loved ones with I/DD. Trainings have included such information as guardianship, wills and trusts, Individualized Education Plans, and Medicaid. We try to tailor the curriculum around relevant topics that our families are currently interested in, so please let us know if you have an idea for a workshop or program you believe will benefit self-advocates, parents, and caregivers.
  • Pool Party: Our annual pool party is a favorite event for both our staff and those we serve! This is a laid-back time to get together and celebrate the awesome Arc community with pizza, music, balloons, and face-painting by the pool. A family friendly event, this is just one way for us to show how much we appreciate the support of our great community. This event also serves as a great chance for you to get rid of your old stuff and the Arc to make a ‘Buck-A-Bag.” Your donation to the Arc Thrift store allows us to carry out the advocacy and programs that we do. As a reminder, donations should be in 13-gallon kitchen bags, not store bags such as King Soopers or Wal-Mart grocery bags. 
  • CommunityOutreach3 500Film Festival: Every year in March, the Arc of Weld County is excited to celebrate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness month with our annual Achieve with Us Film Festival. Each year we put together a playlist of carefully selected short films featuring actors, directors, and producers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Please check our Events Calendar for more information and specific dates and times.
  • Families in Action: The Arc of Weld County knows how difficult it can be for families and caregivers of individuals with I/DD to balance the finances, special needs, and time it takes to take a vacation, that is why we are excited to offer our annual Families in Action Retreat! Families in Action is a chance for 10 families from the counties we serve to take a weekend up in the mountains and have a vacation-like experience free of charge! Parents attend advocacy training with professionals in several different fields, while their children are partnered with a volunteer for a true camp experience.
  • Northern Colorado Respite Coalition: The Northern Colorado Respite Coalition is a cohort of agencies, service providers, caregivers, and family members committed to seeing respite opportunities and awareness grow in the Northern Colorado region. The Arc of Weld County is privileged to coordinate quarterly meetings that introduce agencies and individuals to resources in their area that might be able to help provide much needed respite opportunities to family members and caregivers. Additionally, the Respite Coalition is always thinking of ways to increase awareness, meet difficult needs, and collaborate to provide the best care possible for all individuals.
  • Project Illumination: Project Illumination is an education program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that meets once a week for 8-10 weeks. Over the course of our time together we will learn about ourselves, how we interact with others, how to build healthy relationships, personal safety, effective communication skills & positive self-esteem. For more information please contact our Advocacy coordinator, Leticia at leticia@arcweldcounty.org, or (970) 353.5219 x105.
  • Bully Prevention Poster Contest: Every year, the Arc of Weld County is privileged to partner with the Greeley-Evans School District 6 and the Windsor-Severance School District RE-4 to host a Bully Prevention Poster Contest. Each year students of all age are encouraged to create a poster that encourages peers and community members to stand up against bullying and create a community free from bullying and hurt. Students are given the month of October, which also serves as National Bully Prevention Month, to create and submit their posters for judging by a panel of Arc employees and board members. Winning students receive recognition in front of the school board, a certificate of achievement, a calendar featuring their artwork, as well as a cash prize which is matched for the art program at their school and a pizza party for their class.
  • Summer Community Events: There is nothing we enjoy more than getting to know you! Every summer we get to do just that by attending community festivals and parades. This is an especially fantastic opportunity for us to get to know the people in the Eastern counties we serve. Look for the Arc tent at your next community gathering and come by to say ‘hi!’ We will have information on upcoming events, the chance to learn more about membership, balloons, and fun games! We would love the chance to get to know you!

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