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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. The Arc’s mission is to advocate for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Along with our network of members and chapters, we support and empower individuals and families; connect and inform individuals and families; improve support and service systems; influence public policy; increase public awareness; and inspire inclusive communities.

Community Engagement

The Arc of Grays Harbor 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.

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Parent to Parent

The Parent to Parent Support Program provides emotional support and information to families of children with a disability or special healthcare needs

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Information and Referrals

Are you looking for disability resources or services in the community? We can help! Contact us or check out our Community Resource Directory

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Need help applying for SSI or DDA?

Contact us to set up an appointment. We can assist you in filling out the applications for Social Security and Developmental Disability Administration services. 

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At this summer's national Arc conference, I listened to a presentation by Mary Lynne Bisland, Executive Director of The Arc of Terrebonne, Louisiana. Her talk was about the businesses that they directly run to support and employ people in their community. Terrebonne parish is about the size of Grays Harbor County and has a comparable number of people and a similar economy. TARC runs sixteen separate businesses, and employ 200 people through restaurants, gift shops, candy stores, janitorial, greenhouses, lawn care businesses and others.

I think we can do this here.     

Back at home, the biggest challenge The Arc of Grays Harbor faces is an unpredictable revenue stream. In the coming months, the Board of Directors of the Arc of Grays Harbor will be working hard to create a plan for making a sustainable and predictable budget, which requires taking control of our own destiny.

Also, I think there may be big opportunities for all the small nonprofits on the Harbor to cooperatively solve many of their fundraising challenges.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on the matter. Please send me a note with your ideas.