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Arc of Matagorda County

Who We Are

MISSION--The Arc of Matagorda County is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play.

The Arc was established in Bay City in 1955 by a group of parents who had children with intellectual disabilities.  Since public schools did not accept children with disabilities, the group formed a school to educate their children.  Now the organization supports The Edith Armstrong Center where daily living and other services for adults are provided.  The Arc supports two group homes and one single residence for adults with disabilities so that they may live in the community.

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What We Do

The Arc of Matagorda County advocates for the rights of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to be included in their local communities and be given opportunities for employment, social acceptance, and inclusion.  We believe that all people with disabilities should be treated with respect, dignity, and equality regardless of their disability. They have the right to live, work, learn, and participate fully in the community.

The Arc provides monthly meetings for families and individuals impacted by I/DD.  The meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Edith Armstrong/Texana Center located at 920 Nichols Street, Bay City.  The Arc is an all-volunteer organization.

Day services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are held at the Edith Armstrong/Texana Center Monday through Friday.  The services are provided by Texana Center staff.  Individuals receive services based on their needs.  Services are determined through a referral process.

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Address Information
P. O. Box 1305
1904 Candlewood St.
Bay City , TX 77414
Office Hours: Edith Armstrong/Texana Center 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Contact: Jo Halbert
Contact Title: President
Phone: 979-245-6779
Email: sjhalbert@sbcglobal.net

Edith Armstrong Center, 920 Nichols, Bay City, TX 77414