Welcome to Horizons Your Local Arc Agency
“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.
Empowering those with developmental disabilities to live meaningful lives.
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
In an effort to keep the vulnerable children and adults we serve and our staff, healthy and safe, we are not able to accept volunteers or interns until further notice due to COVID-19. We appreciate your patience. If you would like to be added to a list of volunteers or interns for the future, please contact Mike Whitley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 863-1530 ext. 229.
Have you met 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.
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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
HORIZONS OF OKALOOSA CO DBA ARC OF THE EMERALD COAST STATE REGISTRATION #CH1301
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.
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