Welcome to SpArc Services
At SpArc Services, our mission is to support people with disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage inclusion, independence, and personal achievement and provide services through programs designed to fit each individual and develop personal goals and milestones for growth.
The Cultural Arts Center fosters creativity, self-confidence, and community connections for adults with developmental disabilities through classes in the visual and performing arts, outings to cultural venues, and opportunities to collaborate with other artists and arts-based organizations. Local artists and educators teach program participants skills in ceramics, drawing, painting, theater, music and movement. People enrolled in the program also make connections to the Philadelphia arts community and beyond through a variety of exhibitions, projects, and partnerships.
Job Training, Employment Partners and Job Placement Services
Employment Partners administers a vocational evaluation and provides skills training, job placement and job coaching. Highly individualized plans are created and implemented for each person in the program with the definitive goal of finding long-term, independent, competitive community-integrated employment. Services are provided to adults with a wide range of disabilities, behavioral health issues, learning disabilities, visual issues, auditory issues at companies such as Shop Rite, PennDot, Walmart, Prime Flight Aviation and WaWa.
Services provided through our job training center give individuals the tools they need to build basic job skills and earn a paycheck. Through worksites at local businesses, participants are exposed to a variety of job duties and industries. Partnerships include Tasty Baking Company and Hanks Beverage Company.
Home and Community-Based Services provides assistance for people to achieve a more independent quality of life by providing access to their community in an exciting new way. Services provided include Respite, Companion, Habilitation and Community Inclusion. A customized action plan is created for each participant to ensure that every person is poised to reach his or her full potential.
News & Announcements
Effective Nov. 24, the Department of Public Welfare became the Department of Human Services. Kevin Dow (United Way) and Tanya Regli (The Arc of Philadelphia) comment.
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced a Disability Employment Outreach Day event scheduled for Oct. 31 in Harrisburg and declared October as Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Representative Brendan Boyle took time out from a busy campaign schedule to meet and discuss the House bill which would allow Pennsylvania to access federal matching funds to help students with disabilities acquire skills for employment.
Senator Christine (Tina) Tartaglione meets with representatives of The Arc of Philadelphia to discuss legislation which would require state funding to match federal funds to prepare students with intellectual disabilities for employment in the community.