All Aboard The Arc – 2015 Press Release

May 18 – All Aboard The Arc! spread its message of disability acceptance and inclusion this past Saturday as nearly 1000 people descended on Boston Common!  Special Guest Lauren Potter, who plays Becky in the TV show “Glee,” shared her story of success as a young woman with a disability.  Best known for her role on the popular television show and an inspiration to all, Lauren Potter has proven herself a young woman of strength and of character.
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Legislative Breakfast

The Arc – Center of Hope Foundation, Inc.
The Central Mass Providers & The South Valley Citizens Advisory Board
Present Our 25th Annual Legislative Breakfast

~ Keynote Speaker: Secretary Marylou Sudders Health and Human Services (EOHHS)

Please join us on Monday, June 29, 2015
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Hogan Campus Center

8 a.m. Registration: Complimentary Breakfast
8:30: Program     “Celebrating Relationships”
Appreciation Awards for Members of Our Community
RSVP: 508-764-4085 – Pauline or to

2015 Golf Tournament 8-12-15

2015 GolfJoin us at our Golf Tournament held at the Heritage Country Club in Charlton, MA on August 12, 2015.  Participation provides funding for services that include housing, employment training and independent life skills to those with disabilities. We serve our local community, as well as we receive countless requests for emergency help with food, clothing, housing and program assistance. Proceeds will support our Sports & Recreation Program by providing uniforms, equipment, services, transportation and entry fees to Special Olympics qualifying and state games. Your donation will also provide support to the Holiday Giving Program by providing gifts to children whose families are struggling in these tough economic times. This program is supported only through donations.

Please contact Marie Barse at 508-764-4085 and/or email

2015 Golf Tournament Brochure


Country for a Cause 7-17-15

Center of Hope Foundation Presents
“Country for a Cause.”

Mychael David & Susan Jayne performing with Help Wanted Band.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA

Dinner served @ 6:30 p.m.
Show starts @ 7:30 p.m.

$20.00 per person includes Dinner & Concert
Add an additional $15.00 per person for Family Support Transportation and Staff.
RSVP is a must to secure a dinner.
Contact Pauline (508) 764-4085 to purchase tickets.
Admission at the door is permitted but cannot guarantee a dinner.

 If signing up for Family Support, RSVP must be by Thursday July 16, 2015.
* Drop off will be at CoHDH at 6 p.m.
* Pick up will be at CoHDH at 11 p.m.

*Separate checks are needed for the cost of the concert/dinner and those who need family supports.  Make checks payable to the Center of Hope.

All Proceeds Benefit People with Disabilities



2015 Earth Day- Southbridge, MA

2015 – Earth Day

Beautify Southbridge on May 16, 2015 (Rain Date May 17, 2015) from 8:30 am - 12 pm

Meet at Town Hall – 41 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA
Receive trash collection bags, gloves, t-shirts and snacks.
FREE Luncheon following event for all our volunteers!!!

Pre-register your family/group/business today or have questions
Call the Health Department 508-764-4252
Taking Pride In Your Community.