The Arc of Northwest Wayne County was organized by parents who wanted services for their sons and daughters with developmental disabilities. Incorporated in 1961 as a charitable, non-profit organization, The Arc of Northwest Wayne County (The Arc NW) is affiliated with The Arc Michigan and The Arc of the United States forming the largest grassroots volunteer advocacy organization in the state and country. The Arc NW provides information and assistance to empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Working to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities are valued and that they and their families can participate fully in and contribute to the life of their community.

Our chapter provides the following services

  • Community Participation Project
  • After I’m Gone Project
  • Athletic Program
  • Lekotek
  • Just Fun Club
  • Guardianship Alternatives Information Network
  • Fiscal Intermediary Services

If you would like to learn more about the specific services in your area, please contact us today.

Membership Information

By becoming a member of The Arc of Northwest Wayne County you also join The Arc of Michigan and The Arc of the United States. Membership entitles you to receive newsletters from all three organizations to keep you abreast of information and issues on the local, state, and national levels. To learn more about how you can become a member, visit and click on “Membership”.

Chapter Contact Information

The Arc of Northwest Wayne County

President: Janice Radon

Vice President: Jean Walsh

Executive Director: Chris Lerchen


Our Address:

26049 Five Mile Road Redford, MI 48239


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