The Arc of Grays Harbor .

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Our Mission
The Arc of Grays Harbor is a non-profit organization that advocates for and supports a better quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, The Arc of Grays Harbor is composed of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, and concerned members of the community. 

Along with our network of members and chapters, we support, empower, connect, and inform individuals and families; improve support and service systems; influence public policy; increase public awareness; and inspire inclusive communities. The Arc of Grays Harbor is affiliated with The Arc of the United States and local chapters of The Arc throughout Washington State.

Jeff Meeks
Executive Director

Meet Jeff Meeks, Executive Director of The Arc since 2004. With a diverse background that includes experience as an elected official, technology company manager, engineer, and father of a child with a disability, Jeff brings a unique perspective to his role. As Executive Director, Jeff supervises The Arc's eleven programs and handles administrative tasks to support the organization's staff in serving the community. Jeff's favorite part of his job? Every part. He feels blessed to work with a terrific team to make things better for people.

Amber Cook
Community Engagement Manager
Pacific County Parent to Parent Coordinator

Amber Cook is the Community Engagement Manager at The Arc, having joined in 2017. With her background in the Human Service field and being a mother of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Amber brings a wealth of relevant experience to her role. Her primary responsibility is ensuring that the Community Engagement Program runs smoothly, supporting clients in achieving their personal goals and preventing social isolation. Amber's favorite part of the job is seeing the growth of services in the community and witnessing the progress of clients' support systems over the years. She is passionate about providing the best support to those in need and making a positive impact in their lives.

Christie Chiles
Information Services Director
Grays Harbor Parent to Parent Coordinator

Christie Chiles is the Information Services Director and Grays Harbor Parent to Parent Coordinator at The Arc. She joined in 2019, bringing experience in special education and firsthand knowledge as a parent of a neurodiverse child. Christie's primary role is to provide information, referrals, and support to self-advocates, their families, and the community. She also offers guidance to parents of children with disabilities, helping them find resources for their child's needs. Christie is passionate about helping others and dedicated to serving clients, families, and the community.

Contact The Arc
Phone: 360-537-7000
Fax: 360-537-8816

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1794
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Physical Address:
523 West 1st St. STE 1
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed