Welcome to The Arc Fond du Lac, the largest organization of its kind in Wisconsin and the sixth largest in the nation! We serve more than 750 clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
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News & Events
The Arc Announces $1.1 Million Capital Campaign
The Arc's annual Awards Banquet was capped off by the announcement of a $1.1 million Capital Campaign. Started in May 2013, the campaign has raised over $950,000, according to Marysue Michels, Campaign Cabinet chairperson. Please join your friends and neighbors in supporting Arc of Fond du Lac's Honoring Our Past, Empowering Our Future Campaign!
The Arc Fond du Lac Honors the Fond du Lac Community at Annual Awards Banquet
More than 180 people attended The Arc Fond du Lac's annual Awards and Recognition Banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event recognized service organizations, businesses, educators, advocates, volunteers and employees who support The Arc and its mission of serving the developmentally disabled, in Fond du Lac County. The Arc would like to congratulate the following businesses and individuals:
Star Employee of the Year Awards
Susan Kubicek, Opportunity Center Program Assistant
Bryan Ruch, Manager of the Adult Community Enrichment Program
Knights of Columbus, Chapter 644
Fond du Lac Area United Way
Fond du Lac Area Foundation
BMO Harris Bank
Trepanier's Backyard Grill & Bar
Jack Twohig Carpet One
Service Organization Awards
Green Bay Packers Foundation
St. Peter Lions
Stephen P. Kirschner Advocate Award
Self Advocate Award
Youth Volunteer Award
In March of 2008, Sherrie Dietich's world changed...for the better. That was when Sherrie moved into the Arc Fond du Lac Maria Lane Adult Family Home. Prior to moving into Maria Lane, Sherrie lived in her own apartment. Living alone, Sherrie's health began to suffer due to poor eating habits and lack of structure. She developed back problems and dealt with depression. Knowing she needed a more structured living environment, Sherrie's family and Lakeland Care District chose Maria Lane Adult Family Home.
Sherrie immediately became one of the Maria Lane family and her life began to change for the better. Her first goal was to lose weight and get healthy. Arc staff helped her develop exercise routines and learn proper diet and eating habits. She also joined TOPS, a weight loss support group. Over the years Sherrie has managed to lose more than 150 pounds. Sherrie has also become very active in the Arc's Community Enrichment Program. Her favorite activities are computer class, Birthday Bingo, and movie nights.
Sherrie has blossomed under the care and assistance of the Maria Lane Adult Family Home staff. In 2010, she received the Self Advocate Award at the Arc's Annual Awards Banquet for all of her achievements. Sherrie is now happy and healthy and has become an active member of her community. According to her brother/guardian, Tim Dietrich, "Since Sherrie's been at Maria Lane, her life has improved 100% plus".