Welcome to Horizons Your Local Arc Agency

Our Mission:

“To provide a path from disability to capability.”

Horizons was founded in 1992 and is an affiliate of The Arc of the United States, the world’s largest grassroots advocacy organization for citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and their families. June 2015 Horizons of Okaloosa County changed its name to The Arc of the Emerald Coast.  The Arc of the Emerald Coast provides services in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties.  We provide services that work to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community. We also focus on abilities, respect, choice for all and encourage active citizenship and inclusion in every community.

  • One of every ten families in America has a member with an intellectual and developmental disability.
  • There are more than 7.5 million people in the U.S. with an intellectual and developmental disability.
  • Cognitive/intellectual disability is a condition, not a disease.

 

Our Vision:

Empowering those with developmental disabilities to live meaningful lives.

Our Values:

Inspiration:           Cultivate a culture of hope

Protection:          Advocate for those who cannot do so for themselves

Creativity:            Think outside the box to create individualized solutions

Excellence:         Earn the reputation of a premium community resource

Respect:             Recognize the dignity and worth of all

Empathy:            Embrace diversity and value people as individuals

Have you meet our Angels?
Our Arc Angels are individuals and business within our community who support the mission of The Arc of the Emerald Coast through the Horizons Foundation, Arc Angel Program.
Interested in finding more out?  Click the image below.

A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM FL DEPT OF AGRICULTURE AND DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES DIVISION BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VIA THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.HELPFLA.COM.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT EMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE

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The Arc of the Emerald Coast supports it’s mission “From Disability to Capability” by hosting and benefiting from various events through out the year.

ATTEND! – DONATE! – VOLUNTEER!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO FIND OUT ABOUT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES!

 

 Click on image to read The SpARC Newsletter!

Click on image to read The SpARC Newsletter!

   

 Highlighting Our Community Supporters

Highlighting Our Community Supporters

Lions Tale Adventures & The Gulf Okaloosa has partnered to offer monthly outing fishing trips.  Lions Tale Adventures and The Gulf Okaloosa’s support to The Arc of the Emerald Coast speaks to the heart of our community in providing a needed outlet and resource to an experience many do not get to experience.  THANK YOU!!