HARC is One of the oldest and most respected agencies serving people with disabilities the Tampa Bay Region since its founding in 1953. HARC is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization founded in 1953 by parents of children with mental retardation to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Since that time, HARC has evolved into an organization that serves people of all ages with many different kinds of disabilities. HARC is governed by a community Board of Directors, and managed by a dedicated staff of 150 professionals and caregivers, supported by a network of over 100 volunteers. The agency currently services over 400 people each year and continues to grow rapidly. HARC operates many different types of services throughout the county, supporting people in their homes, in the community and on the job.