Find support and connect with others through family and
caregiver support and services at The Arc of Southeast Iowa.
If you’re the primary caregiver for a family member or a
person with a disability, look to The Arc for support. Respite care provides your
loved one with support and supervision while you have time to complete everyday
activities. Respite Care is available for both in-group and individual
Screened, experienced respite care providers make it
possible for families to:
- Take a break during stressful times
- Complete personal business
Research has shown that respite services improve your quality of life and help maintain healthy family relationships.
If you’re a kid between 6 and 12 years old, and you have a
brother or sister with disabilities, The Arc’s Sibship Program is for you. This
once a month support group provides an encouraging and safe environment to talk
about your experiences and have fun.
We have adapted our Sibship program for Winter/Spring 2021 to meet virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. To register, please go to www.bit.ly/sibshiparc . For more information please email Sibship@arcsei.org.
Meetings combine games, activities, and food. Here’s what
you can expect at the program:
- A place to hang out
- A place to learn and grow
- A place to make new friends who understand what
you’re going through!
- A place where you can talk about things that bug
- Arts and crafts
- Time for you
The Sibship Program is open to all interested siblings of
children with disabilities.
Thanks to generous community partners, this program is
free to participants. The Arc volunteers coordinate and run this support group.