Liberty ARC is the Montgomery County Chapter of The Arc New York
, a statewide advocacy organization serving people with disabilities through its 46 member Chapters.
Our mission: Together we support people with disabilities to achieve a quality of life each person values.
Our values — Quality, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect, Resourcefulness & Person-Centered — form the foundation of all our endeavors.
Liberty ARC was founded in 1957 by parents of children with developmental disabilities
who wished to establish special education programs in the local community. Over the six decades since Liberty ARC has been established, the organization has grown to include vocational, residential, day, family support, manufacturing and health-related services. In addition to our Montgomery County presence, we operate programs in Delaware and Florida.
Liberty has earned a national reputation for quality programs and strong fiscal management. We were recently awarded the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) Accreditation with Distinction.
And in the spring of 2019 we were named one of the Albany Times Union’s Top Work Places.
Programs and Services provided by Liberty ARC include:
at Liberty ARC offers a variety of residential options, depending on the level of support and supervision needed by each person. Residential opportunities include well-staffed 24-hour supervised homes, supportive living apartments with staff providing assistance from 15 to 20 hours each week and family care situations where individuals live with families in the community.
Day Habilitation Programs
at Liberty ARC are offered in towns, villages and the City of Amsterdam in Montgomery County. Each program has its own distinct character, yet all are focused on helping individuals gain independence, achieve personal goals and become an accepted, contributing member of the community.
At each program site a variety of activities take place throughout the day. Individuals and family members are at the center of the planning process to assure that daily activities are in keeping with their personal wishes, dreams and desires.
Daily activities could include work on personal hygiene skills, training in activities of daily living such as cooking, money skills, shopping or creative activities such as drawing, painting and photography.
Family Support Services
at Liberty ARC offer a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Montgomery County. These services are a vital resource for families caring for an individual with a disability at home. Services are offered in the community, in family homes, and at certified sites. Liberty ARC’s staff provides the attention and services each person needs to grow and flourish as an individual. Services include, but are not limited to Respite, Recreation, After School Program, School Recess Program, Hispanic Outreach and Advocacy Services.
Vocational / Employment Services
are provided by Liberty ARC’s Career & Employment Network (CEN). They offer individuals with disabilities personalized training, assessment, career planning, job placement and on-the-job coaching supports. CEN also partners with local school districts to provide youth with community work-based learning opportunities and school-to-work transition services.
People with developmental and other disabilities are matched to career opportunities within our community based on individual personal preferences, strengths and competencies. CEN has over 120 established business partners throughout and extending beyond Montgomery County.
To learn more about Liberty ARC, visit http://www.libertyarc.org
the only city in Montgomery County, is located approximately 32 miles west of Albany in the Capital Region, situated in the beautiful, picturesque Mohawk Valley. Liberty’s main office is located directly off exit 27 on the New York State Thruway, making it a convenient destination from most areas of the Capital District.
Within a four hour drive are 5 major cities including:
The City of Amsterdam Recreation Department maintains more than 50 of the City's parks, veteran's monuments, traffic islands, bridges, pool and athletic fields on a daily basis. The Recreation Department also plans, organizes and oversees the major events in the City throughout the calendar year as well as community activities, youth programming, and recreational adult and youth sports leagues. In addition, the department is heavily involved with marketing efforts, grant writing, and community development initiatives.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller is responsible for the oversight of financial statement preparation, budget preparation ($60 million) and internal controls and audit procedures for the seven companies that come under the Liberty ARC umbrella.