To provide education, training, special instruction, and other services for individuals, preschool and adult, who are intellectually disabled and/or developmentally delayed and who are not receiving these training services from any other local sources.


The Arc of the Chattahoochee Valley is the legal entity that operates Valley Haven School. It is tax exempt under 501(c)3 of the IRS code. The Arc was organized in 1959 and has sponsored Valley Haven School for 58 years. Five officers and a Board of Directors, made up of community leaders, direct the activities of the Association and Valley Haven School. The Board makes decisions that affect The Arc and Valley Haven as a whole.

Craig Brown serves as the Executive Director of the Arc and administers its daily affairs. He also serves as Director of Valley Haven School.  Paula Frazier is the Associate Director of Valley Haven School and Patricia Williams serves as the Department Head of Early Intervention Services.


Valley Haven primarily serves individuals who reside in the Chambers County and Lee County areas. Other counties’ residents are served if space and transportation are available. Currently, we serve 110 individuals between 3 months and 82 years of age.

Early Intervention Program

In the early Intervention Program, professionals and parents work together to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for each child. Infants and toddlers 0 – 36 months of age who exhibit a 25% delay in one or more of the five developmental areas or who have specific diagnosis such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome Spina Bifida, etc are eligible for services.

Adult Program

After admission to the Adult Program, a meeting is conducted by a team of qualified professionals, the individual and the support network to review diagnostic information and evaluations to determine which activities are most beneficial and important to each individual. After that initial review, another meeting is held to discuss long and short term objectives and goals to meet the specific wants and needs of the individual served.


Valley Haven believes that equal opportunity for all is important for the continuing success of the organization, accordingly; the recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, remuneration and all administrative practices shall be conducted without regard to race, creed, religion, color, disability, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status or handicapping condition. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualification and the requirements of the job.

Intellectually disabled adults or children in need of Early Intervention will be served without regard to race, creed, religion, color, disability, age sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship or handicapping condition.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.