The Arc of East Ascension 
Participant's Wearing Pink for
Breast Cancer Awareness 2022

The Arc of East Ascension's
Janitorial Crew
Learning Job Building Skills 2022

The Arc of East Ascension's
Adult Day Habilitation Training Program
Outings 2022

The Arc of East Ascension's Participants
enjoying a day of fun and sunshine at Darryl Park

The Arc of East Ascension's participants day out learning about the preservation of the 18th & 19th century rural Louisiana at,
The Rural Life Museum

The Arc of East Ascension's participants enjoying the day at Special Tuesday with their fellow Ascension Parish colleagues

The Arc of East Ascension's participants enjoying the day at Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship Learning About Horses and how to care for them

The Arc of East Ascension's
Adult Day Habilitation Training Program
Cooking Class 2022

The Arc of East Ascension
Attending The Leadership Ascension
Social Concerns Fair 2022

The Arc of East Ascension
Attending The Ascension Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament 2022

The Arc of East Ascension's 
Fall Membership Reception 2022

The Arc of East Ascension
Was Awarded A Proclamation For
Direct Support Professional's (DSP's) Appreciation Week  Sept. 11th-17th, 2022
From The Ascension Parish Government

The Arc of East Ascension's
Executive Director, Raven LaBiche Speaks on 
Direct Support Professional's (DSP's) Appreciation Week  Sept. 11th-17th, 2022

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL'S (DSP'S)
FRIDAY'S ACTIVITY SEPT. 16th 2022
"DRIVE THRU CELEBRATION AT THE RESPITE CENTER!"
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 

THANK YOU!

WE VALUE YOU!

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL'S (DSP'S)
THURSDAY'S ACTIVITY SEPT. 15th 2022
"SURPRISE GIVEAWAYS!" 

POSTPONED
TILL SEPT. 16TH

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL'S (DSP'S)
WEDNESDAY'S ACTIVITY SEPT. 14th 2022
"SNACK ATTACK" 

SHERRI VEAZEY & RAVEN LABICHE

BRENDA MILLET

VERNELL DILLSAVER

YAUNTAY DARVILLE

DOLIA JONES

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL'S (DSP'S)
TUESDAY'S ACTIVITY SEPT. 13th 2022
"I'M A SUCKER FOR YOU" 
SWEET TREATS!

VERNELL DILLSAVER & KATHLEEN GUIDRY 

KATHLEEN GUIDRY &  ALVA MC CORY

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL'S (DSP'S)
MONDAY'S ACTIVITY SEPT. 12th 2022
"BREAKAST OF CHAMPION'S"  

SETTING UP
"BREAKFAST OF CHAMPION'S"
VERANIQUE PAYTON

KATHLEEN GUIDRY, ANN MARSHALL
& TRACY PARSONS

BRENDA MILLET, TRACY PARSONS
& YAUNTAY DARVILLE

RESHETHA SMITH & CHRISTY BERRY

KENDRA HAYES , CHRISTY BERRY
& QUIVIDIAS PAYTON

KATHLEEN GUIDRY & ROXANE BOLDING

TRACY PARSONS & LAQUITA GORDON

VERNITA  MOSES & CHRISTY BERRY

The Arc of East Ascension's
Star Direct Support Professional's
For DSP Appreciation Week 2022

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What I like about working for

The Arc of East Ascension

 

Hello, my name is Betty Lewis.

I've been working with

The Arc of East Ascension

for 14years and 7 months.

 

I have a passion for working with people. I have been servicing adults with disabilities for the majority of my adult life. Helping people and making a difference in their lives is what I enjoy doing.

   

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What I like about working for

The Arc of East Ascension

 

Hello, my name is Linda Brown.

I've been working with

The Arc of East Ascension

for 13 years and 5 months.

 

"I have worked for The Arc of East Ascension for going on 14 years. I enjoy working with all the clients. I like to see a smile on their faces. I feel good knowing that I help make a difference in their life."

   

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What I like about working for

The Arc of East Ascension

 

Hello, my name is Geron Payton.

I've been working with

The Arc of East Ascension

for 6 years.

I have enjoyed training the individuals Janitorial and Life skills that will help them become more independent. Working with the individuals have been a rewarding experience.

   

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What I like about working for

The Arc of East Ascension

 

Hello, my name is Veronica Wilson.

I've been working with

The Arc of East Ascension

for 5 years and 7 months.

I am Blessed to have the opportunity to be a Direct Service Worker. It has been my honor to work with my client on a daily basis to empower her to do small tasks that most of us take for granted. I am equally impressed with my client because despite her limitations, I see this amazing smile on her face each day, except when I have to encourage her to do her daily exercises, she always try to get out of that, I am so Blessed with the staff at The Arc of East Ascension, especially my supervisor Mrs. Veranique Payton, every time I need something, she doesn't hesitate to respond in a timely manner, so it has been my privilege as well as my pleasure to work at The Arc of East Ascension.

   

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What I like about working for

The Arc of East Ascension

 

Hello, my name is Yauntay Darville.

 

I've been employed with

The Arc of East Ascension

for 5 years and 3 months.

I love what I do, and I love being around the individuals because they bring out the joy in you. To me u get so attach to them to where they just not individuals they are family.

   

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What I like about working for

The Arc of East Ascension

 

Hello, my name is Sherri Veazey.

I've been employed with

The Arc of East Ascension

for 4 years and 9 months.

 

I am so grateful for the job at The Arc of E A. 

Working with and helping people has always been my life. The open-door policy is really meant there. I have not worked with a better group of people. I feel like my coworkers, supervisors and director are a part of my family. 

The Arc of E A doesn't just care about how we do are jobs but how are we doing overall and if there ever is an issue that comes up. They are there to help. 

   

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What I like about working for

The Arc of East Ascension

 

Hello, my name is Joseph Blackman.

I've been employed with

The Arc of East Ascension

for 2 years and 3 months.

 

I like being able to provide services for individuals that’s not able to provide services for themselves it’s always exciting to me. 

   

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What I like about working for

The Arc of East Ascension

 

Hello, my name is Jessica Tripp.

I've been employed with

The Arc of East Ascension

for 1 year.

I enjoy helping my client live the best possible life. We stay up to date on current events and we're working on getting my clients GED. 

   

The Arc of East Ascension
Attending The Ascension Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2022

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The Arc of East Ascension's
Summer Shine Camp 2022

!! SUMMER SHINE CAMP!!!!!

The Arc of East Ascension's 
Participants Easter Party 2022

MARCH IS DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

Ascension Proclaims March as Disabilities Awareness Month

 

President Clint Cointment took time during the March 17 Council meeting to proclaim March as “Disabilities Awareness Month in Ascension Parish.”

According to the proclamation, the Arc of East Ascension, a non-profit organization, provides services and support to help people of all ages with developmental and intellectual disabilities and special needs to attain their full potential.

The Arc is affiliated with the national Arc, with more than 140,000 members in more than 850 state and local chapters across the Nation. They provide that every individual and family affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities with access to information, advocacy, and skills they need to participate as active members of their community, and to live an ordinary decent American life.

The overall mission of The Arc is to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families are valued, respected, and included in all communities; they direct their own lives and can choose services and support from many available sources; and they are empowered through non-profit advocacy.

The Arc of East Ascension is committed to providing quality care and support to people with disabilities. We will take this month to spread awareness of the supports necessary to help maintain their choices to have quality and fulfillment in their lives. We are The Arc of East Ascension, and we can do more, together.

 

Victoria's Secret model with Down syndrome, it's

"A dream come true"

 

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St. Patrick's Day 2022

ASCENSION
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS BANQUET
2022

The Arc of East Ascension 
Wears Red For
Cardiovascular Awareness Day 2022

ASCENSION PARISH'S
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2021
SHARON MORRIS

When you are a non-profit, it is often understood that volunteerism is the core of what makes the engine run. But also, community connections. We tend to get into the practice of doing; often not seeking recognition but doing the job because it needs to be done. However, it is always great to know that people who you have supported see the efforts that you have made and want to acknowledge that. It is with great pride that we celebrate our Marketing Director,  Sharon Morris on receiving the honor from the city of Gonzales as CITIZEN OF THE YEAR. This award is prestigious award given by the mayor’s office of Gonzales. We are ecstatic that this area can experience the hard work that we see every day. It is with highest regard that we, The Arc of East Ascension, Executive Director, Raven LaBiche and the Board of Directors of this agency, we give a formal congratulations to our own, Sharon Morris for being the recipient of this honor. Congratulations and continue to be an ambassador of services and support for this agency and the people in this community.

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Supported Employment Program Outing