Westbank ARC (WARC) is preparing for its annual Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, October 14, at Timberlane Country Club in Gretna, starting at 11:00 a.m. The tournament promises to be a lot of fun, For information and to sign up, contact Vicki Fogarty at WARC at (504) 361-1131. Details are also available on Facebook at the Westbank ARC Golf Tournament event page.
WARC accepts consumers over the age of 22. Persons with disabilities are served by the public school system until age 22. Many clients reside in group homes, with loved ones, or in their own apartments and homes.
WARC’s primary focus for those it serves is employment. It believes that all people are supremely benefited from the self esteem and pride gained from employment, inclusion, and productivity in the community. The group will assess a person’s ability, seek a job that fits their personal interests, follow up with their employers, and even supply a job coach, when needed. For those able to work in the community, WARC operates All Shine Janitorial, which provides full service janitorial service, stripping, buffing, and waxing floors, concrete cleaning, vacuuming and shampooing rugs, etc. The company’s clientele include government, commercial, healthcare, retirement communities, and owners of multi-tenant facilities.
For those who are unable to work independently, the center offers dayhab activities that promote social skill development, pre-vocational skill development, and health and wellness nurturing through group activities and center-based employment. Activities include sorting of Mardi Gras beads by size and color, which are then sold by the gross, and creating scented candles, which the organization sells at the center and at craft fairs.