Providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956

Welcome to GWArc
Welcome to GWArc

Best Wishes for a
Happy Holiday Season
from all of us at GWArc!
Please Note: GWArc will be CLOSED on
Thursday, December 25, 2014 in celebration of Christmas and
Thursday, January 1, 2015 in celebration of New Year's Day.

Please GIVE to GWArc's Annual Appeal!

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.

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

Your personal appeal letter will be in your mailbox soon, or view our Annual Appeal letter here

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.

Thank you!

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

 GWArc's 58th Annual Meeting

and Staff and Community Recognition Awards

 GWArc's 58th Annual Meeting on November 10 included many wonderful moments, including presentation of the First Annual 'Rags' LaCava Community Service Award to Alice Taylor, pictured at right. Bud LaCava (center) spoke briefly about his late father, Anthony 'Rags' LaCava, founder and operator of Wheels of Happiness, before presenting the award to Alice.


Wheels of Happiness provided recreation activities for individuals with developmental disabilities in the Waltham community for 20 years. 'Rags' passed away in September 2014.

Click here to view additional photos from the event.


Click here for more information about GWArc's 58th Annual Meeting & Staff Longevity and Community Recognition Awards.

 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".

New! 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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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.


Artists of GWArc 2015 Calendars For Sale

Our amazing Artists of GWArc 2015 calendars are on sale now for $10 while supplies last.

Contact us at 781-899-1344 x0 or to order yours!

You can also find them at The Tea Leaf, 487 Moody Street, Waltham. 

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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