Fostering creativity, learning, and a spirit of belonging
Our mission is to provide opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally.
Our Social Enterprises
Productive employment opportunities in a community setting.
The Point Perk
The Point Perk is a full service coffee shop with a cause. We employ individuals with intellectual and developmental differences so they can learn skills they can take into future job opportunities.
The Point Laundry provides quality commercial laundry services to our customers while employing 1/3 of our workforce with people who have an intellectual and developmental difference.
The Point Apparel trains and employs staff members with I/DD, first and foremost, and produces quality embroidered and screen printed apparel and promotional items.
Our driving force is creating “ZEL-icious” snacks and making a difference for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences in our community. So when you crunch into your favorite flavor of ZELS, know that you are helping to support our purpose-driven company.
Programs & Services
We seek new & innovative educational, residential, social, and vocational opportunities not currently available in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. We only duplicate efforts if capacities are maximized and warrant more.
The Residential Program provides inclusive residential opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental differences.
The Zembrodt Education Center (ZEC) celebrates all people. ZEC fosters creativity and connection, learning and growth, and a spirit of belonging.
THE POINT ARC HERO STORIES
Meet Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen has worked at Point Arc enterprises for many years. Now working at our coffeeshop, Point Perk, Mary Ellen pours more than just hot coffees. She pours energy into the lifelong friendships and relationships she formed while working.
Cheryl lives in one of The Point Arc’s residential homes. Her story is a wonderful reminder that a house is just a house. It’s the people you share the space with that make it a home.
Kadan is a recent graduate of our Career Exploration and PEERS Program at the Zembrodt Education Center. The programs teach the fundamentals of gaining and maintaining successful employment. Kadan discusses how he plans to use the skills he learned to tackle his dreams.