Members of our Client Advisory Committee (CAC) in front of our Howard Street facility.

About Us


The Arc San Francisco is a non-profit service and advocacy organization for adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families living in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

We currently serve a varied group of over 700 clients who, despite their diverse backgrounds, ages and disabilities, are all similar in their desire to live a life of greater self-determination, dignity and quality.

Our goal is to provide the supports that enable people with developmental disabilities to maximize their potential, live meaningful lives and become integral members of the community. To that end, we provide a range of services relevant to all areas of adult life, from independent living supports and skills building to employment training and creative expression.

As a true community partner, we believe in educational outreach, the power of business partnerships, and the importance of being a reliable resource for families, supporters, public policy makers and all those who share our vision of creating a more informed, diverse and inclusive society.

Our Nonprofit Status

The Arc San Francisco is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) California corporation. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is: 94-1415287. Contributions to The Arc are tax deductible to the full extent of state and federal law.

We are rated 5 stars by Great Nonprofits at

Organizational Chart

View our Organizational Chart
The Arc San Francisco Organizational Chart 2014.pdf

Service Information

For more information about our services, see Client Services or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
(415) 255-7200 x150.

Visit Us

We invite you to see our programs in action by taking a tour of our main facility at 1500 Howard Street in San Francisco.  Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (415) 255-7200 x119 to schedule a visit.