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ARC of Haywood County



Alicia Messer, Director of Residential Services

Mailing Address:

407 Welch St.
Waynesville, NC 28786

Phone Number:

828-452-1980, ext. 306

Fax Number:


Email Address:

Website Address:

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M- F


Take Hwy 23/74 out of Sylva. Take exit 102-A in Waynesville, and take a right on Russ Avenue (US Hwy 276). Continue to follow US 276 (Russ Avenue will merge with Walnut Street) for approximately 1 mile. Turn left on North Main Street, then take the first right on Howell Street. Continue to the corner of Welch and Howell. The agency is located in a brown wooden one-story building on the right side, across from Brian Center.

Agency Description:

This agency provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, including residential services.


The agency will provide training if necessary, depending upon the involvement with Arc clients.

Time Commitment:

Flexible hours.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:

All volunteers are required to have criminal background checks prior to acceptance. The agency covers the expense.

Volunteer Involvement:

Volunteers will assist with the facilitation of recreational activities, e.g., singing, arts and crafts, and sports.

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