The Arc of San Diego Mission Statement


The Arc of San Diego supports and empowers people with disabilities to achieve their life goals.


The Arc of San Diego will be the premier provider of services to persons with disabilities. We will be an advocate for diversity of opportunities, enhancing individual life choices as a member of the community.


  • People First, Person-Centered
    - Honor the dignity of others
    - Demonstrate compassion
    - Honor individuals' needs and differences
    - Appreciate diverse backgrounds
    - Know everyone has a contribution to make
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  • One Team
    - Work together effectively
    - Act as ONE organization
    - Clearly define goals, roles and responsibilities
    - Solicit input from all stakeholders
    - Apply open communication and listening
  • Community Partnership
    - Engage in collaborative opportunities within the community to strengthen services and programs
    - Provide leadership in our core competencies to others
    - Promote "People First" advocacy
    - Develop our volunteer base
  • Excellence
    - Well-trained staff and volunteers
    - Flexibility and adaptability to meet changing needs
    - Innovative, person-focused programs and services
    - Consistent quality standards
    - Clear performance measurements
  • Integrity & Accountability
    - Honesty
    - Trustworthiness, "my word is my bond"
    - Do what you say you will do
    - Sharing of appropriate information