The Respite Program provides short-term care to individuals so that families and other caregivers  can recoup their strength to continue fulfilling their caregiving responsibilities. Simply put, respite is a well-deserved break for caregivers.

The house in which the Respite Center is located was donated by the Lorenz family in 2008 to ensure there would be respite options for families in Southeastern Connecticut.

The Arc Quinebaug Valley and The Arc New London County merged in July 2019 to form The Arc Eastern Connecticut.  Both agencies were established in 1952 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities in order to ensure equal participation and choice in school, in the workplace, and in their communities. Combining program and staff strengths, The Arc Eastern Connecticut now serves the entire eastern CT region and is the largest chapter of The Arc in the state.


The Arc Eastern Connecticut

125 Sachem Street

Norwich, Connecticut 06360

T: 860.889.4435

F: 860.889.4662


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