The Oklahoma Association of Retarded Citizens-Carter County Inc. recently was the recipient of a  $16,800 grant from the  McCrory Foundation. The grant was to replace flooring in three of the agency’s four group homes located in Lone Grove and Ardmore. 

“The new flooring will cut down on allergies, help keep our homes clean, aide in the ease of cleanliness and help with our homes to last longer,” said Tammy McArthur, OARC-Carter County executive director. “It is made of durable water proof material. The laminate can be swept and mopped with steam for sanitation ease.”

McArthur said without the grant from the McCrory Foundation the agency would not have been able to provide the flooring upgrade.

The mission of the OARC Carter County Group Homes is to provide the following:

• Independent living skills training through community integrated activities to adults with intellectual disabilities in a home-like environment

• The best physical and emotional health and residential care to every individual served 

• Develop the individual’s potential to the maximum

• Treat each individual with kindness, love, and fairness

• Give  each group home resident the opportunity to develop his/her physical, social, intellectual and emotional capabilities

• Provide each resident the opportunity to foster those behaviors and human qualities that enhance the resident’s abilities to cope in a community setting

• Constantly strive to integrate persons with intellectual disabilities into the community

• Advocate for all persons with intellectual disabilities.

To ask questions about the group homes or the services provided call (580) 657-2047.