hawaiian-danceThe Arc of Burlington County is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1956 by a group of parents who got together, realized how few disability services were available for their children with developmental disabilities and decided to do something about it. They formed the Burlington County Unit for Retarded Children, which later became The Burlington County Unit of the New Jersey Association for Retarded Citizens, and, in 1998, officially, The Arc of Burlington County.

Walkathon-2014-Tori-Decklin2Our goal is to help improve the quality of life for children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, as well as their families. To that end, we presently offer a wide range of disability services that include 11 community residential homes and apartments for adults, five adult day care programs, and an extensive recreation program open to adults throughout Burlington County with developmental disabilities. We have recently added the Community – Supports Services through which we provide staff to work with individuals in the community who need assistance with life skills, money management, shopping, medical appointments, and a range of other activities, while still maintaining independence in their own homes.

January-dance-whole-gang-two-stepping1walking2We operate The Arc Thrift Store Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. at our Burlington City location, 223-5 High Street. We’re happy to accept donations (other than stuffed toys or upholstered furniture or anything that is too big for our store). In addition, we offer lawn care services through our Lawn Crew, part of the Lumberton Adult Vocational Program. Need your lawn cut and edged or those pesky fall leaves raked and bagged? Call us to set up an appointment.

Radio-CitywalkingbluecoatWe’re affiliated with The Arc of the United States, the largest nationwide organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental retardation and other disabilities, and we are also affiliated with The Arc of New Jersey, with its strong advocacy and governmental liaison roles.

baseball1Our funding comes from federal, state and local governments, civic organizations, individual and corporate donations, membership and fundraising events, like our annual Step Up For The Arc Walk in May and our new Golf Classic in October. Look on our Home and Fundraising pages for information about these events or check out our monthly CHECKLIST on our Events link. And by all means, if you aren’t a member and would like to become one, click on our Membership link and sign up today. If you’d like to learn more about our fundraising efforts, click on our Fundraising or Upcoming Events links and mark your calendar. If you’re looking for recreation opportunities, click on our Upcoming Events and Announcements links and get ready to join the fun.


If we can assist you in any way, call us at 856-764-9494 or email us at arlenem@arcofburlington.org.