Who We Are

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Explore. Extend. Expand.

The Arc San Francisco is a lifelong learning and achievement center for over 840 individuals with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties.

Guide to Speaking About The Arc San Francisco (pdf)

Arc San Francisco is widely recognized for its innovation in education and career programs as well as independent living services, health and housing advocacy and a broad range of arts and recreation opportunities.

We support individuals with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities to meet the challenges of adulthood while achieving personal goals and lifelong success. Our affiliations with over 200 business, education, health and community partners enable us to provide successful internships and employment opportunities while offering a more diverse, enriching life experience for the individuals served.

As a true community partner and thought-leader in disabilities, we believe in educational outreach, the power of business partnerships, and the importance of being a primary resource for families, supporters, public policy makers and all those who share our vision of creating a more informed, diverse and inclusive society.

Our Nonprofit Status

The Arc San Francisco is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) California corporation. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is: 94-1415287. Contributions to The Arc are tax deductible to the full extent of state and federal law.

We are a GuideStar Gold Participant.

The Arc U.S. Affiliation

The Arc San Francisco is one of over 700 chapters of The Arc U.S. However, we are a wholly independent, private California nonprofit organization.

Service Information & Enrollment

For information about our programs and services or enrollment at The Arc San Francisco, please contact: Virginia Wan Nogueria, Director of Intake and Quality Assurance at

Visit Us

We invite you to see our programs in action by taking a tour of our main facility at 1500 Howard Street in San Francisco.  Contact Cynthia Kreuz-Uhr,​​​​​​​ or call (415) 255-7200 x151 to schedule a visit.

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