Liberty ARC, the Montgomery County Chapter of The Arc New York, is a member-based, not-for-profit agency established in 1957 and headquartered in Amsterdam, New York. We are dedicated to helping people with disabilities achieve a quality of life each person values. Liberty ARC is a leader in the field of service provision to individuals with disabilities, combining caring and attentive services with the latest in technology, best practices, and professional approaches. As a member of the Arc NY, we advocate and work at a statewide and local level to make sure people with disabilities are fully integrated into our communities.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can be a Liberty member? Anybody! As of 2021 there are no longer restrictions on Liberty members having to live or work in Montgomery County. Anybody who supports the work or mission of Liberty is invited to join as a member.
What do members do? As much, or as little, as they’d like – some members are more active than others, and that’s ok. All members will receive communications and opportunities to advocate, volunteer, and support Liberty at whatever level they feel comfortable.
Are members required to do anything? The only membership requirement is to keep current with the $5 annual dues and keep your address up to date with Liberty.
Does Liberty’s membership enrollment matter? Yes! Leadership volunteer positions, such as board and committee positions, must be filled by members, and Liberty’s membership enrollment determines how much influence our chapter has at the statewide Arc New York – the more members we have the more representative votes Liberty receives for the statewide organization, helping us shape the decisions that affect our services. But most importantly, a strong membership shows our community supports and celebrates our citizens with disabilities. It gives us a voice to help the people we serve live their best life.
How can I become more involved? There are lots of great ways to get involved with Liberty ARC – whether you are looking for an opportunity for your business or community group, or looking to personally get involved with volunteering or advocating, we would love to talk further! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and including “Involvement Opportunities” in the subject line, or reach out to the PR office at 518-954-3265.