ACHIEVING REUNIFICATION CENTER (ARC)
The passage of the "Adoption and Safe Families Act" in 1997; which was designed to address the problems of an increased number of children staying in foster care systems for extensive periods of time, placed an emphasis on clarifying the reasonable efforts requirements related to placements, prevention and reunification, and shortening the timeline for decisions to be made about the future of the child(ren). The Achieving Reunification Center addresses these mandates as guided by child welfare, public benefits and workplace polices. ARC brings systems together to create a collaborative effort to help parents achieve positive outcomes.
The Center proposes to impact the timeliness of permanency through interventions provided in a "one step" model of service delivery with links to services throughout the city. Through the joint effort and streamlined access to multiple systems that impact their lives, parents will be more than likely to achieve goals listed on their family service plan and reunify with their children. The ARC program is funded by DHS, the ARC Outpatient office is funded by CBH.
714 Market Street, Suite 500
Telephone: (267) 514-3500
Fax: (267) 514-3782