Bark for the Arc Logo

Bring your furry friend out to Mack Park to enjoy an afternoon of fun and canine activities to benefit the no cost services and programs provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities at The Arc of Indiana County.

When? October 12, 2024 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where? IHF Mack… Previously Mack Park Fair Grounds, 750 South Sixth Street, Indiana, PA

This event will have a superlative contest and a costume contest for you to enter your pet into!

Participant registration is available on our Participant Registration Page. If you’d like, you can view/download our Participant Flyer.

Participant contest categories are

Vendor registration is available on our Vendor Registration Page or you can print and submit our Vendor Registration Form.

We would greatly appreciate if you donate a basket for our basket raffle!! Our Basket Raffle Flyer has all the information you need.

If you’d like to sponsor this event, our sponsor page is here

50th year logo - celebrating 50 years

1973 – 2023 … The Arc is Celebrating 50 years!

Click here to read about special events to help us celebrate 50 years!

SNAP Benefits Changes
The following SNAP benefit changes will go into effect on March 1, 2023

If you receive SNAP benefits, you will no longer get an extra payment – a SNAP Emergency Allotment (EA) – on your EBT card in the second half of every month. February was the last month for these allotments.
In March 2020, Congress created extra monthly payments for folks eligible for food stamps to help them deal with the financial impact of the pandemic. These extra payments brought them up to the maximum benefit allowed for their household size every month (see the chart below), or were an additional $95/month for those already getting the max. It required an emergency declaration be in place at both the federal and state level, and the federal government had to approve states’ SNAP distribution plans every month.

The following Indiana County resources are available to assist with food needs:
ICCAP, at ICCAP , our mission is to serve as the community agency to mobilize services and resources needed to empower individuals to progress toward self-sufficiency.

    At ICCAP , our mission is to serve as the community agency to mobilize services and resources needed to empower individuals to progress toward self-sufficiency.
  • Indiana PA SNAP Office
    We have the list of all of the locations in Indiana where you can apply for food stamps.


The Arc of Indiana provides information, education and support for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and for their families. We believe that the earlier a child receives the appropriate programs and services, within the community, the greater the opportunity for the child to grow up happy and successful.

Happy interracial family enjoying day at park with disabled son

The Arc of Indiana County can assist parents and their children, as well as adults, in numerous ways. Our organization:

  • Provides information, resources and guidance needed by families to help their children succeed.
  • Assists in getting answers to questions and concerns about programs and resources for children and adults with disabilities and their families.
  • Helps families prepare for meetings with school and agency personnel.
  • Assists families with planning their child’s transition to a new school or work environment.

Quality education and appropriate services require a collaborative effort. We encourage and support positive communication between parents, students, educators, and agencies, organizations, and service providers.

For adults with disabilities, we can provide information about supports, transition, employment, and services so you can make informed decisions to help you have the life you want in the least restrictive environment possible. Helping individuals live their best life! 

The Arc works at the national, state, and local level to monitor laws and regulations that affect people with disabilities. We discuss disability issues with local legislators, develop action alerts, and advocate for the rights of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. 

The Arc of Indiana County sponsors seminars, workshops, conferences, training, and fairs to increase public awareness on disability issues, provide resources, support, and education on topics relevant to our individuals and their families. We also conduct satisfaction surveys to monitor the quality of services being received by people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities called IM4Q.

We welcome volunteers and new members to support our activities, events and serve on our Legislative, Fundraising, Education, Community Outreach, and Public Awareness committees.

The Arc of Indiana County Summer 2023 newsletter is now available here