The Arc of Durham County is a nonprofit agency dedicated to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities & their families.  Our focus is to provide services, supports and opportunities that promote families and consumers' inclusion in the community.  

Effective July 1, 2014, The Arc of Durham merged with The Arcs of Orange and Wake Counties to form The Arc of the Triangle.

With the merger, The Arc of the Triangle will share resources to keep costs to a minimum especially related to expanding rehabilitative and respite services requiring Medicaid and State funding for children and adults with I/DD.  Additionally The Arc of the Triangle expects to be able to increase fundraising, expand its volunteer base, and transfer model programs among the other counties. This new agency will continue to partner with other community agencies, as well as, The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. According to Prince Bull, President of the Board of the Arc of Durham County, “the merger will widen the friendship base and activities of our members. Our members will have the opportunity to meet and interact with members and families from Wake and Orange counties… With the merger, families can relocate within the Triangle Area without having to re-affiliate with an Arc organization or transfer their membership. Finally, united we stand. A larger, more powerful, and more visible Arc of the Triangle organization means effective advocacy, active fund raising for programs, and quality of services and programs.”

In the near future, you will be re-routed to our new website


People with developmental disabilities deserve the opportunity to participate in their community.  They deserve the chance to live, work, learn, play, vote, volunteer to become a part of something more.  The Arc of Durham County is here to help ensure they receive that opportunity.  We believe everyone has something to offer, some strength, talent or skill to better their community.