2705 Vinewood Ln
Pueblo, CO 81005
Phone. (719) 545-5845
FAX. (719) 545-5847
People are at the heart of everything we do at The Arc of Pueblo. Serving with compassion and love, our staff works tirelessly to ensure lives are improved and services are received for those who cannot serve themselves.
Seeking assistance in every stage of life, the Arc of Pueblo touches high-impact areas of the growth process that are difference makers in the lives of the disabled.
Areas of Assistance Include:
The Arc of Pueblo is an advocacy arm in Pueblo that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We act as legal guardian for individuals who have no involved family and have been deemed incapacitated by the courts and a support system for families wishing to care for loved ones.
We work with individuals, families, community center boards, local schools and court systems to help to safeguard the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to facilitate choice and to promote independence and inclusion in community life.
Board of Directors Are:
Jean Pounds, Office Assistant
Stephanie Garcia has been with The Arc of Pueblo since 1992. When she started, Stephanie led the process for the chapter to re-affiliate with The Arc of Colorado. With a very modest budget, Stephanie worked alongside the Board and numerous volunteers to raise funds to support the advocacy work of the chapter including staffing a fundraising booth at the Colorado State Fair grounds for 23 years, tireless grant application efforts, bingo nights, and "donating" her garage for many years to store items for regular yard sales. Ultimately, those efforts resulted in the purchase of a building.
Stephanie also helped to launch the annual, Golden Tortilla event which has local celebrity tortilla makers competing for a prized "golden rolling pin" Additional grant writing and fundraising led to completing the 3rd and final phase of the building project with a wonderful conference/training room and welcoming office space.
As the chapter's budget grew over the years, so did guardianship and advocacy programs. Five full-time and one part-time staff are making a difference for the children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community. Stephanie has created partnerships wit the courts, education systems, service providers, chambers of commerce and others who believe in the mission of success for people with disabilities.
Stephanie is a tireless advocate for people with IDD and she is always happy to work with people to come to a good resolution, but when circumstances require it, she is a fighter and the Board of Directors couldn't admire her tenacity more.
The Arc of Pueblo was born more than 60 years ago from a grassroots movement of families working vigilantly to create services for children and adults who were being denied day care, educational opportunities and work programs.
Founded in 1957, The Arc of Pueblo was comprised of a small group of concerned and passionate parents and community members who would be catalyst for changing the public perception of children with disabilities. For the past 60+ years, The Arc of Pueblo has continued to grow and evolve along with the changing needs and issues people with disabilities and their families face.
Governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by key staff of The Arc, we work passionately to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with an intellectual or developmental disability in the United States has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community.
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With your gift, The Arc will continue our work to protect the rights of people with disabilities and support their full inclusion and participation in the community.
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