Providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956

Welcome to GWArc
Welcome to GWArc

GWArc Sweatshirts For Sale!

For the latest in fashion... 

Get a GWArc sweatshirt!

   Available for a Donation of $10 for GWArc participants,

$20 for Families and Friends 

Interested? Call 781-899-1344 or e-mail to order.

Available in Sizes Small - 2XL.

GWArc participants Joey, Kristina and Ken model GWArc sweatshirts.



GWArc is proud to welcome new and returning members of our 2015 Board of Directors:

John Peacock, President
Jody Doucette, Vice President
Lisa Lorgeree, Treasurer
Donald Willfong, Secretary
Gregory Abel, Immediate Past President
James Baron, Esq.
Robert P. Clement
Morgan Diamant
Erik Doucette
Peter Dixon (new)
Harvey Fisher (new)
Kelly A. Hill (new)
Marcia MacClary
Adam Maher
Eric R. Prichard, Esq.

Our sincere thanks to Renee Allain and Bob Francis, long-term Board Members whose terms ended in December 2014.

Employment at GWArc is REWARDING and
See our Employment Opportunities
(click at upper right corner of page)
view list below:

McDevitt Middle School Visits GWArc

Students from McDevitt Middle School in Waltham visited our Chestnut Street and Woodland Road sites on December 22nd. The students sang holiday songs, and brought lots of cheer to participants and staff.

As a special gift, students performed "The Twelve Days of Christmas" in American Sign Language, which was greatly enjoyed by our participants with hearing impairments.

Thank you to the wonderful students and staff!

McDevitt Middle School students sign holiday songs for participants at Woodland Road.

Happy 58th Birthday, GWArc!

Happy 58th Birthday to GWArc, founded on December 10, 1956!
GWArc staff members celebrated this milestone, as we began our 59th year of services.

GWArc was founded by Lawrence Lane, who had a child with challenges.  Some of Mr. Lane's family members still live in Waltham.

GWArc staff members gather for a photo and to celebrate at Chestnut Street.


GWArc Woodland Road staff members celebrate GWArc's 58th Birthday.

   GWArc's 58th Annual Meeting

with Staff & Community Recognition Awards

was held on November 10, 2014

      Click here for more details including award recipients.


Click here to view additional photos from the event.


 GWArc's 44th Annual Harvest Breakfast

 Was a Great Success--Thanks for your support!

GWArc's Short Film "Our Question" was filmed in Summer 2013 with the help of WCAC-TV.
The film premiered at GWArc's 57th Annual Meeting in November 2013.  Click below to view "Our Question".

GWArc's Video Archives - Click here to view.                                      
Click on each picture to view the video.

NEW! Click here to see our FY 2015 Accessibility Plan
NEW! Click here to see our Summary of the FY 2015 Operating Plan
NEW! Click here to see our FY 2014 Performance Analysis Summary
NEW! Click here to see our 2014 Annual Report     

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GWArc CEO Roz Rubin attended a meeting for executives of the 18 chapters of The Arc of Massachusetts on January 22nd.

Here she is with Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc of the United States.

Recreation PLUS

Our Recreation PLUS Winter 2014-2015 brochure is here! Check it out and sign up soon!

Click here to view our Winter 2014-2015 Recreation Schedule and Brochure.





You can change lives...right now...with your gift to Greater Waltham Arc!

Please make a donation to GWArc to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater Waltham community.

Please write a check to payable to GWArc and mail to: GWArc, 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham MA 02453 or click here to make a secure donation online.

Your tax-deductible gift directly supports GWArc programs and services and makes a difference for over 300 individuals we serve each year.

If you haven't found your personal appeal letter in your mailbox, please view our Annual Appeal letter here!     

Thank you!


Do you shop at Amazon? Shop at AmazonSmile (same Amazon, same products, same prices) and designate GWArc as your charitable organization and GWArc will receive .5% of your purchase at no cost to you!

Click here or on graphic above to get started.

The Waltham Tourism Council and Waltham Cable Access present a new video, "We Are HAPPY from Waltham, MA"! 

See if you can spot GWArc program participants, CEO Roz Rubin and Director of Marketing & Development Joanne Raymond among the many Waltham residents and business employees dancing and celebrating Waltham!

The Arc of Massachusetts Video

GWArc and The Arc of Massachusetts are proud of all that we do to make a difference in the lives of individuals we serve.  We encourage you to watch this newly released educational video from The Arc of Massachusetts to learn more. 

New! This video was updated to include an introduction by GWArc CEO Roslynn Rubin, Ed.D.   Click here to view.


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