JARC Historical Timeline

1969 – JARC is founded by a group of Jewish families concerned about the future of their children with disabilities

1972 – First group home opens in Detroit

1978-1982 – Six more group homes open

1983 – Independent Living Program launched

1983-1997 – Eleven more group homes open

1998 – Children and Family Division established

1999 – School Inclusion Program launched

2005 – Making Community Connections program launched

2008 – JARC creates the nation's first barrier-free "Green" home

2010 – JARC begins serving Deaf individuals with developmental disabilities

2011 – Strategic Plan adopted and first phase of JARC . .  For A Lifetime campaign launched

2010, 2011, 2012 – JARC named a Top Workplace by Detroit Free Press