I am pleased to announce that The Arc of Volusia will be reopening its transportation and day programs beginning August 31st!  It has been a long wait, and we are excited to see everyone return when you are comfortable to do so.  Our Reopening Plan has been approved by The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) with minor modification, and is posted below. Anyone wishing a copy may request one by emailing Melanie Robinson at

Our staff will be reaching out to you over the next couple of weeks to confirm your return to program.  Please be advised that we cannot accommodate social distancing on our transportation program, however all passengers will have daily temperature checks and be required to wear a mask.  If this cannot be accommodated, alternate transportation will have to be arranged.  We will be scheduling our routes in the next couple of weeks.

If you have not done so already, please return the Partnership Agreement and Health Assessment documents as they are required to be submitted prior to your return. Contact Melanie Robinson at if you have not yet received in the mail.

Our staff are so excited about seeing everyone!  We will do our utmost to maintain a healthy and safe environment.  Anyone wishing to place a visit prior to us reopening is welcome to do so by scheduling an appointment through Melanie Robinson at the email address above.

Please stay safe and healthy, and we will see you upon your return!

Mary Jo Thorn, CEO




In 1962, a small group of Daytona Beach parents banded together and started the work that would later become known as “The Arc of Volusia.”  For 53 years, The Arc of Volusia has been  providing unique opportunities for hope, growth, and change to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

Our Mission:

Providing the opportunity for hope, growth, and change to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.





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