Today is Giving Tuesday!

Today is GIVING TUESDAY and if you are in the holiday spirit and considering donating, please donate to The Arc of Southington here.

Every time The Arc receives a donation you are helping us support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities along with their families.

Our agency is committed to providing advocacy, education, information, and an array of quality and individualized support to people of all ages in the community. Our vision is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to feel empowered and live the lives they choose.

Thank you for considering the important work we do and for caring about others!


Support Us When You Shop at AMAZON This Holiday Season


The holidays are coming fast and furious and many of you already started shopping at for deep discounts and deals, and we don’t blame you.

We don’t think anyone quite offers Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals like Amazon, so make sure you don’t miss out on those shopping days either.

If Amazon is always your go-to website for the holiday season, then we encourage you to shop through AmazonSmile, because every purchase you make there, instantly helps us. We are grateful that Amazon is giving back.

Here’s how it works:

1. Visit:
2. Select The Arc of Southington as your charitable organization.
3. Now shop away (just like normal).
4. At checkout, Amazon will donate 0.5% of all of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Arc of Southington.

It’s as simple as that, and we would love your support.

Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!

Thank you as always, from all of us at The Arc.

The Arc is Ready to Expand & Breaks Ground in a Special Ceremony

It was a special day on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at The Arc of Southington. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held to celebrate the build-out and remodeling of the organization’s headquarters.

New offices are scheduled to be built along with expansions to existing offices. Furthermore, interior updates will be completed and a new shed for extra storage will be located in the back of the building alongside additional parking spaces.

This project will make working at The Arc much better for our employees, as well as make it much easier for people to visit our location. We are so thrilled and honored to be recognized for the important work we do.

We would like to thank Senator Joe Markley, Representative Rob Samson, and Representative John Fusco for their support and for providing an official Citation from The State of Connecticut.

We would like to thank The Main Street Community Foundation as they presented our CEO, Sandra Amato, with a check for $75,000 to put towards the project.

And we send a special thanks to our Board President, Walter Rice, and to all of The Arc staff for being a part of this wonderful day.

We are so thankful for everyone’s contribution and support!

The Arc of Southington Receives $2,085.00 in Funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal


SOUTHINGTON, Conn.October 5th, 2018 – On Wednesday, September 6th The Arc of Southington received a check in the amount of $2,085.00 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program.

The funding will help The Arc of Southington continue to sponsor an important self-advocacy group called, A New Way. A New Way is a chapter of People First CT that helps individuals with developmental disabilities better themselves so they can live independently in today’s challenging world. In addition to sponsoring this group, The Arc of Southington supports adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They provide advocacy, education, information, and an array of quality and individualized support to people of all ages in the community.

“We are thrilled that the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal chose our organization for their generous funding award!” states CEO, Sandra Amato, “Donations like this allow us to continually support self-advocacy groups and their critical missions to teach individuals with developmental disabilities how to live better. We also want to thank the Archdiocese of Hartford for recognizing our mission as being in line with the Catholic Church and its values. We are grateful for this donation and for being able to help others on a continual basis.”

For more information about The Arc of Southington and its efforts, visit or call (860) 628-9220.


About the Archbishop Annual Appeal
Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people regardless of race, religion, or color – across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas. It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities throughout, Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.

About The Arc of Southington 
The Arc of Southington, Inc, is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1954. As an active local chapter of The Arc, our mission and focus is to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. As a dedicated human service agency, we provide advocacy, education, information, and an array of quality and individualized support to people of all ages in the community.