The Meaning of JARC's Name
Originally JARC stood for Jewish Association for Retarded Citizens, however, by the 1980’s that language was no longer considered dignified or accurate to describe the people served. Since the agency was already well known as JARC, that became the legal name with the tagline: A Jewish Association for Residential Care. In the 1990's, when JARC expanded beyond residential services, the tagline was no longer sufficiently descriptive, and it was dropped. Now? It's simply JARC.