The Arc of Northern Virginia, a leading voice in promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 60 years, announced today that it will move its headquarters office to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Merrifield.
The new office, located at 3060 Williams Drive in the new Venture X facility south of the Mosaic District, will provide the organization space that allows for greater flexibility for growth, and allows for more cost-efficient strategic access to spaces such as meeting and conference rooms. The move is in line with changes to the workforce in general, following the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic-related shutdown, the option of web-based and technology driven programming, and the wide adoption of more flexible on-site work requirements made us look seriously at how much office space we really needed,” said Executive Director Melissa Heifetz. “Our new office not only reflects the societal changes in the workplace, I’m confident it will help us attract and retain a dedicated workforce. And at the same time, our new location will allow us to continue the high quality of programming and services our community has come to depend on from us.”
The new address, effective Monday August 7 will be:
The Arc of Northern Virginia
3060 Williams Drive, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22031
The chapter’s main office phone number and staff member email addresses will not change.
For the past ten years, The Arc of Northern Virginia had been located on Hartland Road, in the Merrifield area of Falls Church. Timing of the move coincides with the expiration of the organization’s lease, and the owner’s plans to reconfigure the building as a medical facility.
About The Arc of Northern Virginia
The Arc of Northern Virginia was founded in 1962 and today represents and serves over 39,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)--such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and rare chromosomal disorders--and their families in the cities and counties of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.
We provide education, information, and referrals to help caregivers navigate complex disability systems throughout each stage of their loved one’s life. We provide financial management through our Special Needs Trust program. We have created innovative tech tools that help people with IDD live more independently. And, we advocate at the local and state level for better policies and funding for the needs of people with disabilities.