Serving the Developmentally Disabled since 1965

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EL ARCA has been fortunate enough to receive support from community organizations that have lent their time in order to fulfill our mission. If you or your organization are able to provide volunteers or partnership, please email us.

Downey Adult School

Licensed Vocational Nurse Program

Downey Adult School’s LVN program completes their clinical hours at EL ARCA. Students get hands-on experience while providing care.

Department of Aging

Senior Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides part-time work-based training opportunities at local community service agencies for older workers who have poor employment prospects and assists with the transition of individuals to private or other employment opportunities in the community. The program provides a variety of supportive services to the individual, such as personal and job-related counseling, job training and job referral. EL ARCA has been partnering with SCSEP since 2009.

White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) is a 353 bed not-for-profit hospital providing a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities in and near downtown Los Angeles. White Memorial’s mission is to keep our communities healthy. The center has supported EL ARCA’s Walk & Run events for the community at large.

The Taproot Foundation

Taproot Foundation’s mission is to lead, mobilize and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change. The Taproot Foundations’ work is done on a pro bono basis by experienced consultants. EL ARCA was a 2013 recipient of a grant valued at close to $50,000 to renovate the organization’s website.

Did You Know?

The prevalence of autism has

increased by 289%

in the last 12 years*



It helps me more than other programs because I used to go to another program, and we used to do sewing and stuff, and I got bored, and my mom said, it’s time for you to go! So I think EL ARCA helps me in so many ways. Continue reading

- Nancy Martinez
Participant, ADSC