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Aug 23, 2012 11:18 AM by Melissa Canone

Arc of Acadiana Expanding to Shreveport/Bossier

Arc of Acadiana, a non-profit organization promoting and protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be operating a new facility in Bossier City. The contract was awarded from the State of Louisiana to privatize the 100-acre Northwest Supports and Services Center.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to serve the community of Shreveport/Bossier," says Arc CEO, Kenny Patton. "Because of our experience as a private provider, we have the capacity to do more to improve the lives of people in the community with developmental and intellectual disabilities."

As part of the privatization of the facility, The Arc of Acadiana Northwest (as it will be known locally) will be providing care for 133 current residents. Many of the successful programs and services already in place will remain active, including an on-site resale store, employment services, a horticultural business, and recreational opportunities for clients.

The Arc of Acadiana has already completed the first successful privatization of a state facility in the nation in Iota last year.

new employees will be hired and applications are welcomed for all positions, especially Direct Support Personnel (DSP). For information on job postings, visit or call 1-888-925-5558.



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