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Your Membership Matters 

Make a Difference Today. Become a Member of The Arc Mid-Hudson. The Arc Mid-Hudson is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1956 by families in Greene, Putnam and Ulster Counties who believed that their children with disabilities should have the same opportunities as their peers.


The 1,300 people supported by The Arc Mid-Hudson are energetic students, committed community volunteers, talented artists, dedicated employees at local businesses and strong self-advocates.


The Arc  Mid-Hudson is made up of children and adults, family members and friends.


Our goals are all the same… LIVE LIFE TO IT’S FULLEST POTENTIAL!


Your Membership means power in numbers. The more members we have, the louder our voice is in advocacy efforts, and the stronger we are in our ability to make things happen.


Your Membership lets us know you care. Community awareness is a big result of membership and you will receive updates, Arc events and news on related legislation at both the local and national levels.


Your Membership means connections. It forms a network of people who share the same goal of creating society-wide acceptance for children and adults with developmental disabilities.


Your Membership means support. When you become a member, your tax-deductible gift helps to off-set the cost of operating our excellent programs and services.


Board of Governors

(information taken from NYSARC Inc. and its 54 chapters are governed by a 145-member Board of Governors. Chapters receive representatives to the board based on one governor for the first 300 members, a second for 300 to 1,000 members and additional governors for each significant fraction of 1,000 members, up to six governors (please see chart below).


Members Number of Representatives
1 – 300 1
301 – 1500 2
1501 – 2500 3
2501 – 3500 4
3501 – 4500 5
4501 – 5500 6



Questions about membership? Contact:


Chris Pena
The Arc Mid-Hudson
Board of Directors Member and Membership Chair




Lori McCabe

Senior Director of Communications & Development
(845) 331-4300 ext. 228