Arc Gateway works to ensure that adults with developmental disabilities enjoy productive lives and have the support that they need to reach all of their goals.
Through various programs that promote independence, the people we serve receive job training and residential support; and they participate in skill development courses, basic education, community involvement activities and more.
The Pollak Training Center provides adults with basic education classes, computer courses and art instruction. PTC also offers training and jobs through the Arc Gateway secure document shredding.
Pollak Industries provides training and jobs through the production of plant sleeves, survey stakes and concrete products.
PALS Program is a two-year post secondary program that will prepare students for competitive employment and independent living in the community.
Community Based Employment connects people with jobs at the I-10 Welcome Center, the I-10 weigh stations, or enclaves at Armstrong World Industries and Gulf States Recycling.
Employment Services helps people find jobs in the community and succeed at work.
The Senior Adult Program at Bayview Senior Center provides health, social and leisure activities for senior citizens.
Supported Living and In-Home Support ensure that individuals receive the assistance that they need to live in their own homes in the community.
Group Homes provide opportunities for people to live in the community.
Transportation provides transportation from homes to the appropriate day program.
Social Activities schedule recreational activities such as dances, bingo and bowling.
To access services at Arc Gateway, you need a referral from a state agency that sponsors and funds the service. If you are not eligible for services through a state agency, private pay and/or private insurance arrangements may be available.
If you have a disability and need assistance in seeking or maintaining employment, contact Vocational Rehabilitation at 850-595-8444 in Pensacola.
If you have a developmental disability (e.g., autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, mental retardation, Prader Willi syndrome, spina bifida) and need services to assist you in daily living, employment, day training, respite, residential or other services, contact the Agency for Persons with Disabilities at 850-833-3494 or 800-452-3895 and ask to apply for services.
If you are a student in Escambia County, transition services may be available through the school district. Contact John Bouchard at 469-5593 about services funded through the Escambia County School District.