Welcome to Favarh

"The Arc of the Farmington Valley"
Favarh helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live as independently as possible, experience continual growth and live the lives they want to lead.

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  • Our success started with a deep belief in the potential of every human being to achieve their personal best, in all aspects of life. Favarh focuses on and integrates the three pillars of independent living:

    1) Productive engagement in the community
    2) Offering supported living and residential choices
    3) Teaching people how to live healthy and enriching lives.

  • Within each of these three areas, Favarh offers a rich array of inclusive programs and supports, so that we can customize our services to the specific needs of each person that we serve.

    The Arc of the Farmington Valley, Inc. is best known, and often referred to, as Favarh (pronounced FAY-var). Favarh is a chapter of the Arc, the world's largest community-based advocacy organization for people with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities.

  • Founded by families of people living with disabilities in 1958, Favarh now serves more than 400 children, young adults, adults, seniors and families in Connecticut's Farmington Valley and beyond. We continue to be governed by families and employ more than 250 people, making us the largest employer in Canton and engage more than 200 volunteers.

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Town of Canton Planning & Zoning/Favarh Campus Expansion

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Library Community Center, 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton
Description: Favarh has submitted a Planning & Zoning application to the Town of Canton to expand our campus on Commerce Drive. The project will include:
A. A new 7,500 sq. ft. building at 100 Commerce Drive for a new Day Program and Transportation Office.
B. Renovations to the existing 12,500 sq. ft. building at 150 Commerce Drive which will include a training and production kitchen, recreation space, and high school transition classrooms, meeting space, and offices.
C. Improved safety and area beautification with new walkways, landscaping, and lighting that connects 100, 150, and our existing building at 225 Commerce Drive.
These changes are not only exciting they are critical to our continued success!

1. Please attend the P&Z Hearing on Wednesday, July 19th at 7:30 PM at the Library Community Center, 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton, CT. We lost a key vote at a Town Meeting on June 7th because we were caught off guard and were outnumbered.
2. If you can’t make the meeting, please email Town Planner Neil Pade at and simply say who you are, where you live (it doesn’t have to be Canton), and that you support the Favarh P&Z application for the Commerce Drive campus expansion.
You can email me at or give me a call at 860-693-6662 ext. 123.

Thank you!

Stephen E. Morris, Executive Director
Favarh, Helping people achieve their personal best since 1958
225 Commerce Drive
Canton, CT 06019
Phone (860)-693-6662 ext. 123

Contact Information:
Stephen Morris
860-693-6662 x123
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