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Our Organization

Arc Mercer has exceptionally caring and dedicated staff providing comprehensive community-based services that help people with special needs to thrive. Arc Mercer is the ONLY agency to offer premier transportation and health care services in Mercer County. 

Behavioral Supports
Career Planning
Community Supports
Community Inclusion
Day Habilitation

Healthcare Center
Prevocational Training
Recreation Services
Residential Services
Respite Services

Supported Employment
Transportation Services

For more information on how we can help you or answer your questions about programs and services contact Family Support at 609.406.0181, ext. 112 or email familysupports@arcmercer.org.


In 1950, a group of 12 parents met in a Trenton, New Jersey home to talk about a common concern, which was how they could provide their children with developmental disabilities with a quality education, enjoyable recreational activities, and a well-rounded social life. In other words, the basic things all parents want for their children.

But these parents also wanted something else—they needed a way to support and empower themselves and their children as they faced the special challenges of raising a child with a developmental disability. As a result, they banded together and began what would become The Arc Mercer.

From its humble beginnings involving a living room meeting, The Arc Mercer has grown to serve more than 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities through a myriad of programs and services that empower them through opportunities for personal development, job training, fun and recreation, and independent living.


The Arc Mercer is committed to securing for all people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals.

The Arc Mercer is dedicated to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequences of developmental disabilities through prevention, education, and advocacy. Programs are provided for those who need them and opportunities for integration in the larger community are sought. Friendship and support are offered to families, friends, and the community.

The Arc Mercer provides leadership in the field of developmental disabilities and develops the necessary resources to attain these goals.