Litchfield County nonprofit gets $8,000 in grants

The Arc of Litchfield County, or LARC, at 314 Main St., provides services throughout northwest Connecticut.

TORRINGTON — The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant, and Thomaston Savings Bank and Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation have awarded a $3,000 grant to LARC, the Arc of Litchfield County, the nonprofit agency that serves people with disabilities throughout northwest Connecticut.

The two grants will enable the agency to purchase software that is going to allow staff to complete required training online and on demand, an announcement said. This online training has become essential with staff working remotely and periodically quarantined, as it will resolve some of the barriers to training caused by the pandemic, the announcement said. As a provider of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, LARC is required to have staff complete a variety of training class annually. With the new software, staff can complete the training classes online. Also, instructors won’t have to teach the same training numerous times throughout the year.

The NCCF grant was made possible by the Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Fund and the Northwest Philanthropy Fund/Betsy Krebs, funds of the foundation.

The Arc of Litchfield County, founded in 1964 by families to support loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities, serves over 200 individuals with disabilities. Services include residential group homes, in-home supports, transportation, day and employment programs.

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