Training activities including social skills, stamina building, community safety, survival skills, and other individually identified skill areas are provided in various community environments selected by the consumer. Real-work environments are used to facilitate the transition into community employment.
We provide supported employment services for individuals with disabilities who require support in order to perform their employer paid job duties in community integrated settings.
We believe community inclusion / community based activities are vital to the quality of life of all. We do everything from weekly shopping, local field trips, movie theaters, bowling, and even bigger field trips that will take us to another state. Here at Arkay we pride ourself on the accomplishments of those we serve.
Who We Are
Arkay is a well established, community based non-profit [501(c) (3)] organization, assisting the community in becoming more aware of the needs and potential of individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Cognitive Impairment. The organization provides vocational and community based services in Wayne and Oakland County to the Developmentally Disabled and Cognitively Impaired community since 1983. The agency, under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, received initial funding from Community Living Services (CLS) to provide vocational services, in a community setting, to over 80 adults experiencing complex mental, physical, and behavioral disabilities. Arkay provides individualized services ranging from vocational evaluations and basic skill development activities to real work opportunities with community employers. It offers services that support the Developmentally Disabled, and indirectly, their caregivers.
Over the years, the agency has dramatically increased the number of people it serves. Currently, we are serving over 400 individuals. Arkay receives its funding through CLS, Consumer Link Network (CLN), Integrated Care Alliance, MORC. And Monroe Community Mental Health Authority. Arkay, also, contracts with Wyandotte & Southgate Special Education Services for students who fit into the inclusive supports afforded by the school system.
Arkay will face a number of new opportunities and challenges over the next few years. Dramatic changes within the Michigan Department Health & Human Services and local mental health programs will continue to have an impact on our agency’s service and fiscal operations. Managed care initiatives at both the federal and state levels will demand even greater changes in the way services are funded and evaluated. Arkay has a strategic future and will continually prepare to face new service demands, fiscal challenges, changing technologies, and new consumer populations. We have a future plan in process. Please come by our offices if you would like to discuss it.
If you would like to add your support you can donate to us via PayPal by clicking the button to your right. If you would like to donate in person Please come to 15221 Eureka Road Southgate MI, 48195. You can also download the offline donation form Here! and mail a check to the above address. Arkay Incorporated appreciate your support!