Cindy Howard, Executive Vice President and COO spoke with us recently about the history of The Arc and the Center of Hope Foundation which provides a litany of services to people with disabilities and their families. They also provide the resources needed to help them achieve a fulfilling and meaningful life. Cindy also discussed the 16 small businesses that have been created over the years to meet the requirements of their customers as well as the needs of over 700 people served in the Central MA and Northeast CT areas. Their most recent business is a commercial kitchen which will be launching in the next couple of weeks. The Center of Hope is a well known organization with a strong reputation for providing skills training, job placement, and on-the-job support services to the individuals in their care.