On March 26th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Grays Harbor College HUB,Grays Harbor County and The Arc of Grays Harbor are hosting a Transition Opportunities Fair for High School students and their families. Speakers from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Local employment service agencies, The Developmental Disability Administration, The Arc of Grays Harbor and Grays Harbor County will be on hand to help explain how students will transition from High School to College, the workplace and adult services.
Snacks and food will be available!
The Arc of Grays Harbor offers many programs. One of the more popular ones is the “We Can” club. The club was started in response to research that shows how damaging social isolation is, so the club was created in a way to increase social engagement for people, especially people with disabilities, in Grays Harbor.
We Can Club events are hosted at the Arc of Grays Harbor every second Thursday of the month. Events are inclusive, and although the activities are useful to adults with a wide variety of abilities, everyone in the community is welcome to attend. The activities are various, but always include a useful life skills component (often involving cooking) and lots of fun social engagement things like music, arts, and crafts, or sometimes food and dances. The most recent event was on April 12th, where everyone enjoyed a dance, hot dogs and chips, and tile decorating.
The We Can Club's next meeting will be on May 11th from 5:30-7:00 pm. We will be doing karaoke and board games! If this is something that you might be interested please contact the Arc of Grays Harbor at 360-537-7000.
What's the biggest problem that most people with disabilities and their families report? Housing? Medical Care? Nutrition?
No, the biggest self reported problem is social isolation.
The Arc of Grays Harbor now provides Community Guide and Community Engagement services for clients receiving DDA services. These services allow people with disabilities the ability to access their community with the supports they need. Participants engage in a variety of community-based opportunities to grow their social network and knowledge.