As part of the vital role Arcare plays in helping individuals with disabilities and their families, we are a proud member of the National PLAN Alliance. NPA is the only non-profit organization in America dedicated solely to meeting the planning needs of families with adult children having lifelong disabilities.
PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) programs were founded to assist families in planning for the future care of loved ones with lifelong disabilities. Established as a tax-exempt non-profit organization in 1997, the National PLAN Alliance is the umbrella organization for 18 PLAN affiliates in 22 states.
NPA provides a variety of vital support services to existing and new programs, such as program and board development, feasibility surveys, fund raising, marketing, conferences and strategic planning assistance to its affiliate PLAN programs.
Recently, our Executive Director, Barb Helm, was elected to the NPA Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of volunteer and staff leaders, as well as family members representing the 22 affiliates. Barb’s leadership, knowledge and experience are a welcome addition to the Board. Because of her involvement in the Arcare Pooled Trust Program, she will be integral to the continued growth and evolution of this aspect of support NPA provides its state PLAN programs.
For more information about National PLAN Alliance, visit http://www.nationalplanalliance.org/.