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Arc of Bristol County, Inc.

 141 Park Street
 Attleboro, MA 02703
[P] (508) 226-1445
[F] (508) 226-1476
www.arcnbc.org
info@arcnbc.org
Patricia Kirby
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INCORPORATED: 1959
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2281165

LAST UPDATED: 10/19/2015
Organization DBA proAbility
The Arc of Northern Bristol County, Inc.
The Arc of Greater Fall River
The Arc of Greater New Bedford
Taunton Area Resource Center
Former Names The Arc of Northern Bristol County, Inc. (2010)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

The Arc of Bristol County Mission:

To foster community partnerships, promote individual advocacy and create a pathway for growth and innovation by offering exceptional support and services to people with all abilities through the attraction, development and retention of superior talent who passionately demonstrate best practices.

Mission Statement

The Arc of Bristol County Mission:

To foster community partnerships, promote individual advocacy and create a pathway for growth and innovation by offering exceptional support and services to people with all abilities through the attraction, development and retention of superior talent who passionately demonstrate best practices.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $8,030,480.00
Projected Expense $8,030,480.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Overall Organization

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

The Arc of Bristol County Mission:

To foster community partnerships, promote individual advocacy and create a pathway for growth and innovation by offering exceptional support and services to people with all abilities through the attraction, development and retention of superior talent who passionately demonstrate best practices.


Background Statement

The Arc of Bristol County (formerly The Arc of Northern Bristol County) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that was incorporated on October 6, 1959 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. It is a separate, private, non-profit organization, and is also a member organization, affiliated with The Arc of the United States, which was founded in 1950, and The Arc of Massachusetts, which began in 1955. Like the other Arcs across the nation, The Arc of Bristol County was started as a grassroots organization, incorporated by a group of families who were concerned about the quality of life for their children with developmental disabilities. At that time, when a child was born with a disability, families were encouraged to institutionalize the child and forget about them. By joining together, families built a support system to develop and offer educational and supportive services that today, enable people with disabilities to lead productive lives as participating citizens of their communities.

Now, more than 2,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, are served each year by The Arc of Bristol County. With the recent merger with The Arc of Greater Fall River and The Arc of Greater New Bedford (effective July 1, 2010), The Arc of Bristol County now serves all of Bristol County MA. The merger creates a unified organization with the capacity to provide a larger menu of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout the region. Each Arc maintains its current name under the management of The Arc of Bristol County. 

In 2005, The Arc of Bristol County started its dba proAbility to offer custom-designed residential, independent living, family, day and shared living supports in Rhode Island. 

The Arc also expanded in 2006 opening the Taunton Area Resource Center (TARC) to offer life enriching activities, classes and social opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the greater Taunton area. 

Opened in February 2009, the goal of Day Habilitation Service in Middleboro, MA is to support people with developmental disabilities to learn new skills in a community based setting. 

In 2010, The Arc became certified to provide services for those with acquired brain injuries, in an attempt to diversify our services and streams of funding. 


Impact Statement

Recent achievements of The Arc of Bristol County include:

• Michael Andrade, President/CEO of The Arc of Bristol County, was awarded the 2008 Outstanding Professional Achievement Award by NCE (National Conference of Executives of The Arc). 

• In December of 2011, The Arc of Bristol County received a Two Year License and Certification from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Office of Quality Management and Quality Enhancement for Individual Supports and Residential Services. Two-Year License and Certification is the highest accreditation the division awards.

• The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) granted its highest level of approval to The Arc for two consecutive 3-year cycles, assuring the agency that it is operating effective programs for consumers. The Arc of Bristol County is accredited through March 2016.

·       In 2007, The Arc of USA recognized the dynamic work of Project REC-Connect with The Boggs/Mitchell Award, which honors the chapter or community organization that provides a year-round, challenging and inclusive recreational/leisure-time program.

·       Valerie Zagami, Arc Board Chairperson, was awarded New England Patriots Community MVP Award in May 2010, which honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. In 2011, Ms. Zagami received the prestigious Athena Award from United Regional Chamber of Commerce.

 


Needs Statement

Present Needs for The Arc of Bristol County include:
  • Reliable Funding Streams
  • Expanded Space in all locations for additional programming
  • Increased Community Awareness
  • Fundraising to Encourage Community Involvement and Support New Services/Programming
  • Flow of New Leaders in Staff, Management and Board to Replace Retiring Leaders withing Long-Standing Organization

CEO Statement

Dear Friend of The Arc,

Thank you for exploring The Arc of Bristol County and the wonderful services we provide to children and adults throughout Southeastern New England.

Our organization provides supports and services to over 2,000 individuals with disabilities and their families. We employ over 200 employees throughout 7 local area offices. We are committed to partnering with our members, individuals with disabilities, families, advocates and state/community partners for true integration and citizenship. For over 50 years, The Arcs (local, statewide, and national) have been the leader with establishing capacity building, public policy and community based services for people with intellectual and development disabilities.

The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 780 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is our collective vision that every individual and family affected by intellectual disability in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and become contributing members of their community. We work to ensure this reality.

As you navigate the profile, you will learn more about the advocacy and services that we offer across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our website www.arcnbc.org provides even more of the latest information about our innovative and evolving organization. Please take the opportunity to visit our membership page to discover the wonderful benefits of joining this dynamic network of advocates. When you become a member of our local organization, you automatically become members of The Arc of Massachusetts and The Arc of the United States.  Through membership, you unite with others who, like you, are a vibrant “force for good.”

Thank you for virtually visiting The Arc, and I invite you to become fully engaged in our organization as a customer, employee, member, volunteer or donor. I truly appreciate your interest.

Sincerely,

Michael Andrade
President and CEO


Board Chair Statement

Dear Friends of The Arc,

We are delighted to provide you with this profile. We are proud to report that The Arc of Bristol County is respected as a leader in the field of disabilities and as an organization known for its innovative services and steadfast dedication to over 2,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  

For 53 years, The Arc has built upon a strong foundation, rooted in the passion and dedication of parents who came together with a common purpose: to ensure that their children with disabilities had the same opportunities in life that all children should be given. Their commitment - along with the growing number of parent groups with a similar cause throughout the country – helped to establish a movement that changed the long history of isolation and segregation for both children and adults with disabilities. We have much to celebrate relative to our accomplishments. However, we are closely watching possible dangers from system reform and managed care that could have negative consequences and take us backwards.  

That these are difficult economic times is news to no one. However, The Arc has rallied, strategized and worked diligently to provide advocacy at local, state, and national levels to ensure adequate supports and services. Today, we are continually challenged with state cuts or changes to services for individuals and families. The Arc is very aware how stressful these pressures can be. Know that we will do our best to keep you informed of changes, and work with you to find solutions. 

The strength of The Arc comes from empowered self-advocates, passionate families demanding services for their loved ones, devoted professional staff, and committed board members and community supporters/partners working together. On behalf of all of our stakeholders, we thank you for your ongoing support to The Arc’s mission.  

 

Sincerely,

Paul Camille      
Chairperson, Board of Directors 


Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
SOUTHEAST REGION, MA

The Arc of Bristol County serves all of Bristol County, Massachusetts and our dba proAbility serves the entire state of Rhode Island.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  2. Human Services - Family Services
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Disabled Persons' Rights

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Overall Organization

All our services are individually designed with the person and their family, in order to best assist the individual to learn, grow, and achieve their greatest potential and participate as actively as possible in their communities. Services include residential supports, family support, respite, recreation, guardianship, representative payee services, independent living skills, shared living, adult foster care, life enrichment opportunities, self-advocacy, intensive flexible family supports, self-directed services, inclusive camp experiences, and more are developed as needed. We serve over 2,000 children and adults in Bristol County, Massachusetts, and in the State of Rhode Island.
Budget  $5,154,248.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  The Arc of Bristol County provides over 20 services for individuals (children and adults) with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the region.  For more descriptors of our many services and locations, please see our website www.arcnbc.org.
Program Long-Term Success  The Arc of Bristol County has served individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families since 1959.  We now serve over 2,000 individuals throughout Bristol County, Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island, and have over 200 employees.
Program Success Monitored By  The Arc of Bristol County retains state contracts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and is monitored by their respective Departments of Developmental Services.  The Arc is also CARF certified and received the highest certification during our last review.
Examples of Program Success  The Arc of Bristol County has grown from having a $1,000,000 organizational budget in 2004, with one office and 20 employees, to having a $6,000,000 organizational budget in 2012, with 7 offices and over 200 employees.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Dear Friends of The Arc,
The number of services we provide are explained more fully on our website, but here is a brief listing:·

Adult Foster Care (AFC) is a MassHealth funded residential health care option.
Community Directions serves medically fragile individuals with developmental disabilities at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital.
Day Habilitation Services supports people with developmental disabilities to learn new skills in a community based setting in Middleboro, MA.      Educational Advocacy provides advocacy services, assisting with supports and resources needed for Fall River and New Bedford students to succeed.
Family Supports
provides a variety of resources and supports to families and/or individuals in the greater Taunton/Attleboro area.
Guardianship and Representative Payee: allows The Arc to be appointed by the Probate Court to assume responsibility for making personal, medical and/or financial decisions on behalf of individuals with disabilities. The Arc can serve as the permanent/limited guardian of the person as well as Conservator or Trustee, and can also be Rogers Monitor. As a Representative Payee, The Arc assists individuals in developing a budget and managing their Social Security funds.
Individual and Residential Support Services provide supports to individuals who live independently within their community, assisting with banking, budgeting, medical transportation, re certification paperwork for their benefits, grocery shopping etc.
Kids on the Block: educational puppet presentation helps students learn about their peers with intellectual, developmental and physical challenges in a fun and interactive manner.
Project REC-Connect provides a variety of community experiences for individuals to build their social skills, create wellness habits and develop meaningful relationships.
Resource Centers A day support option that combines small group learning with community connections in Taunton, Fall River and New Bedford.
Trust Management: The Arc works closely with individuals and family members to provide a comprehensive personalized plan to develop options that maximize wealth preservation, maintain funding and eligibility re­quirements for government programs, public benefits and prepare for long-term care. The Arc assists with special or supplemental needs trusts management, pooled trusts referral, health care proxies and powers of attorney.
Information on our Rhode Island based services may be found at www.proability.org.  More information on all our services are available at www.arcnbc.org.  
Thank you,
Michael Andrade
President and CEO

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Michael Andrade
CEO Term Start July 2003
CEO Email mandrade@arcnbc.org
CEO Experience

About The Arc of Bristol County’s President and CEO: A native of Rhode Island, Michael Andrade holds an MSW from Rhode Island College and is a licensed clinical social worker. Following ten years of experience in the rehabilitation field, Michael has been Executive Director and now President and CEO of The Arc of Northern Bristol County since 2003. In his tenure at The Arc, he has enhanced services, quadrupled the number of staff, overseen The Arc’s first successful capital campaign, opened new offices in Taunton and Middleborough, MA and Smithfield, RI, merged with The Arc of Greater Fall River and The Advocacy Resource Center of Greater New Bedford, and established The Arc’s headquarters on Park Street in Attleboro. In addition to leading The Arc, Michael has provided exemplary leadership in other organizations including the Rotary Club, provider trade organizations in RI and MA, The Arc of Massachusetts, and served as board member on the National Conference of Executives of The Arc (NCE). He has built strong partnerships with the United Way, Chambers of Commerce, local School districts, and several provider agencies. Michael serves as Adjunct Faculty at Rhode Island College and was named to the 2010 Honor Roll for Outstanding Professional Achievement. He is an avid collaborator and has helped form new alliances that have aided in securing resources, as well as educating the community regarding our mission. Michael was awarded the 2008 Outstanding Professional Achievement Award by NCE. 

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Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Lesley Azzinaro Director of Individual and Residential Services --
Ms. Terry Braun Director of Guardianship and Fall River Operations --
Ms. Donna Brown Director of Family and Children's Services --
Paul Donnelly CFO --
Ms. Sandra Fournier Director of Health Services --
Ms. Lisa Furtado Administrative Director of Southern Bristol County Operations --
Ms. Darlene James Director of Rhode Island Operations --
Patricia L. Kirby Director of Development and Public Relations --
John Neill Director of Human Resources --
Ms. Jennifer Sweet Assistent to the President and CEO --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Outstanding Professional Achievement Award National Conference of Executives of The Arc 2008

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Associated Grant Makers 2007
The ARC of the United States 1959
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Adult Day Services - 1 year 2010

Collaborations

Some of the regional organizations, businesses and supporters we have collaborated with include: 
  • AMJ Dance Studio
  • Attleboro Arts Museum
  • Attleboro Community Theater
  • Attleboro Enterprise
  • Attleboro Recreation Department
  • Attleboro YMCA
  • Awards Plus
  • Beta Community Services
  • Brennan Middle School Best Buddies
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Brockton Area Arc
  • Christ Congregational Church
  • Deavila’s Catering Service
  • Dighton / Rehoboth Girl Scouts
  • Dighton / Rehoboth High School
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Center
  • East Providence Bowling Lanes
  • South Attleboro Knights of Columbus
  • Jingle Bell Run
  • LaSallette Shrine
  • Mansfield Music and Arts Society
  • New England Revolution
  • North Attleboro High School
  • Portuguese American Civic Club.
  • Pawtucket Red Sox
  • Providence Bruins
  • Relaxation Works Co.
  • Special Olympics
  • Star Players of Bristol County
  • Stonehill College
  • Taunton Elks Club.
  • Taunton Rotary Club
  • Wheaton College Best Buds
  • Wrentham Development Center
  • Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program
  • Verc Rental
  • Zeiterion Theatre

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 55
Number of Part Time Staff 134
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 82
Staff Retention Rate % 83%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 200
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 200

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Exempt

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Paul Camille
Board Chair Company Affiliation Vice-President, Bristol County Savings Bank
Board Chair Term June 2011 - June 2013
Board Co-Chair Mr. Scott Scales
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Officer, Milford National Bank & Trust Company
Board Co-Chair Term June 2012 - June 2014

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Michael M. Andrade President and CEO, The Arc of Bristol County NonVoting
David Broden TJX Voting
Paul Camille Bristol County Savings Bank Voting
Mr. Paul Donnelly CFO, The Arc of Bristol County NonVoting
Richard Harwood NA Voting
Mr. D. Randall Hays III Child & Family Services Voting
Paul Oliveira No Affiliation Voting
Ms. Deborah Pacheco Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School Voting
Scott Scales No Affiliation Voting
Deborah Blum Shore Shore Law Firm Voting
Jacqueline A. Theis NA Voting
Valerie Zagami No Affiliation Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • By-laws

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $8,030,480.00
Projected Expense $8,030,480.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

2008 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $7,676,392 $7,155,595 $7,014,317
Total Expenses $7,532,981 $6,927,459 $6,900,630

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$63,385 $122,750 $26,000
Government Contributions $7,044,471 $6,555,105 $6,510,798
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    State $7,044,471 $6,555,105 $6,510,798
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Individual Contributions $44,083 $40,072 $81,957
Indirect Public Support -- -- $116,582
Earned Revenue $478,229 $394,593 $258,402
Investment Income, Net of Losses $38,224 $35,075 $-6,612
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $8,000 $8,000 $8,000
Other -- -- $19,190

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $6,493,400 $5,937,828 $6,083,285
Administration Expense $963,372 $907,244 $713,413
Fundraising Expense $76,209 $82,387 $103,932
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.02 1.03 1.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses 86% 86% 88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 1% 1% 2%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $5,044,758 $5,050,777 $4,884,572
Current Assets $2,553,000 $2,304,505 $2,042,822
Long-Term Liabilities $2,467,481 $2,551,354 $2,632,421
Current Liabilities $468,804 $534,361 $515,225
Total Net Assets $2,108,473 $1,965,062 $1,736,926

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $250,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) 1.0%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
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Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.45 4.31 3.96

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 49% 51% 54%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials. 

Impact

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