A Life of Independence and Dignity
My Own Place Inc.
Formerly known as the Arc of the DIstrict of Columbia Residential Support Services 

About My Own Place

Formerly the Arc of the District of Columbia Residential Services Division

My Own Place was established in October 2003 and formally transferred from the Arc on Octobr 20, 2006.

My Own Place is a 501(c)3  Non-Profit Organization

My Own Place was established to maximize the independence of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through advocating and providing a standard of living that is driven by choices, preferences and desires.


My Own Place is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which meets regularly to establish organizational policy. Staff is employed to further the mission of the organization in accordance with established policies and procedures and based upon all governoing laws and regulations

Maximizing the Independence of Individuals

This is accomplished by providing ongoing opportunities to learn preferred skills via staff assistance and suport that  enables individuals to live a life of independence and dignity
The Amanda Taylor Hopkins Memorial Fund
All donations to this fund will benefit the
people supported by assisting them with a vacation experience that they may not otherwise afford
Kim Scott-Hopkins Chief Executive Officer
Amanda Taylor Hopkins (Mandy) was a Direct Support Professional for My Own Place, Inc. for several years before losing her battle to Juvenile Diabetes in the summer of 2015. She loved giving  (all she had) to help the people she loved which included many people supported by My Own Place. In her memory, the residents and staff of My Own Place, Inc. have decided to honor her service with the organization by having an annual FUN(d)raiser.   One of her passions was seeing people having fun and learning about new cultures and experiencing life in places away from their home and thus we have established a restricted vacation fund for all donations.  Your generous support will help will change the life of a person as your donation will assist a person diagnosed with an Intellectual and Developmental Disability the opportunity to experience the world outside of DC and will improve their overall quality of life by going on a vacation they could otherwise not afford. Please join us for Mandy’s Memorial 2016 held on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 1:30-7:30p at Cabin John Park Group area located near 7700 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville, Md. 20783. 
My Own Place, Inc.  |  6495  New Hampshire Avenue  |  Suite 201  |  Hyattsville, MD 20783  |  Telephone 202-580-6700   Kim Scott-Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer