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CARC Breaks New Ground in Sulphur

CARC Breaks New Ground in Sulphur

CARC, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony August 31, 2015 for a new apartment complex located on Maplewood Drive in Sulphur, LA. The ceremony celebrated the official start of construction on Stroud Manor, a project CARC has been planning for the past four years.

The purpose of the facility is to improve the availability of affordable, clean, and safe housing for citizens with developmental disabilities living in Southwest Louisiana. “We are excited to expand and look forward to becoming an integrated part of the community here in Sulphur,” said Libby Leone, CARC’s Executive Director.

Stroud Manor will consist of four duplexes housing eight single bedroom units, a manager’s cottage, a laundry facility, and a community room. The complex is named after Dr. Howard Stroud, the former executive director of CARC, who, before his retirement served the organization for over twenty-four years.

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Back to School!

Today marks the first day of school for many children in Southwest Louisiana and we all want them to have the best start possible. This is why the participants of CARC’s Lifestyles Program were delighted to hold a school supply drive and decorate boxes for United Way’s Shoebox Drive. They worked for weeks to decorate shoe and boot boxes to fill with the supplies they collected.

Here at CARC nothing makes us happier than working together to positively affect the lives of others. We know the importance of giving back, and recognize individuals putting forth a collective effort to help the community create a significant impact. CARC would like to say thank you to the participants for doing such an amazing job! We would also like to thank CARC staff and members of the community for donating school supplies to support this important cause.

Special Olympics World Games 2015

CARC’s very own Carol Maricle traveled to Los Angeles, California last month to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Along with over 6,000 other athletes representing 165 countries, Carol enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015.

Carol excelled in the game of Bocce, earning a Gold Medal in Team, a Silver Medal in Doubles, a Bronze Medal for Unified Doubles, and a 4th place ribbon for Singles. Everyone at CARC would like to congratulate Carol on her success at the Special Olympics World Games.

What is Bocce?

Garden Goodies Raffle

Figs! Cucumbers! Green Beans!

Goodies from the garden are one of the best parts of Summer. Preserved fruits and vegetables allow you to enjoy the benefits of summertime without the heat!

CARC is raffling off a basket filled with homegrown Garden Goodies. The winner will receive a wicker basket containing Fig Preserves, Spicy Green Beans, Bread & Butter Pickles, Crab Boil Quail Eggs and Zesty Sweet Pickles.

Homegrown goodness for a great cause! Tickets are only $1.00 each. All proceeds benefit CARC.

Drawing will be held August 24th, 2015

CARC Seeking Sponsors for 5K

CARC Seeking Sponsors for 5K

CARC is seeking sponsorships for it's first annual Running for Opportunities 5K, to be held on September 19, 2015.

This exciting event will be held on September 19, 2015 and will be a fun way to raise awareness and funding to support the various services and programs CARC provides to over 400 individuals with disabilities living in Southwest Louisiana.

We rely on sponsorship to defray the cost of hosting the event and to ensure all funds raised that day directly support our work to provide quality programs and services to the people we serve.

For more information please visit our official run page or contact Dacia Briley 337-433-3620 ext. 249 or