The Arc of Tri-Cities

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aka The Arc of Tri-Cities   |   Richland, WA   |  http://arcoftricities.com/en/

Mission

The Arc is an association formed in 1950 by family members and friends of people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today there are 120,000 members and nearly 1,000 state and local chapters. The primary objective of the Arc is to secure for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The Arc is further committed to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequence of intellectual disabilities through education, research, advocacy, and the support of families, friends, and the community.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Cindy O'Neill

Main address

1455 Fowler St.

Richland, WA 99352 USA

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EIN

91-6056360

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The very fact that The Arc is non-profit explains the on-going problem - Financial Sustainability. According to the Website: Poverty Research, University of California, Davis, poverty rates by disability status, for those ages 18 to 64, were
12%, for those without a disability,
29% for those with a disability.
The Arc cannot rise prices for services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), without causing a hardship on them financially, or causing them to drop services, and end up sitting at home with no social interactions or skills training.
And yet, wages in Washington are on a mandatory rise, and employers across the state are trying to find ways to cut costs.
The Arc spends 94% of its budget on programs - there is nothing to cut.
The Arc is looking to Diversified Streams of Revenue to ensure the agency's ability to meet the long-term needs of the community with I/DD, and not affect their financial stability.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Transportation

Provide transportation from client homes to attend Tri-Cities adult day programs including The Arc of Tri-Cities, Columbia Industries, Goodwill Industries , and Adult Day Services of Kennewick.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Staff-supported, organized activities for social interaction and leisure choices, including swimming, camping, dances movies, plays, sporting events, trips, and more.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Provides adults with special needs their choice from a variety of daytime activities such as arts and crafts, exercise, social activities, movies, games. Designed to provide a break to families and caregivers.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

For a small fee, The Arc assists qualified people to receive Assistive Technology Devices and apps that increase an individual’s independence.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Teen peers who are not disabled, provide social interaction with students who have developmental disabilities. Opportunities for socialization in the community include dances, a prom, and field trips. Program is in all area high schools.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Adult participants are encouraged to be involved in creating an individualized service plan in accordance with person's desired activities and goals. Integrated activities provide opportunities for greater independence and community inclusion.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Regular workshops and training for individuals with developmental disabilities to support continued education. Also, regular workshops and seminars on relevant topics for parents and professionals in the DD field.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Community-based 8 week summer day-camps for all children ages 7-21. Participants enjoy swimming, bowling, skating, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and develop social skills. Camps offer Bi-lingual Staff and volunteers. 

Summer Day Camp for Kids disabled and non-disabled, ages 2 to 7 years old. Offers opportunities for social inclusion through recreation including: Crafts; Games; Exploring; Reading and Outdoor Activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Connects parents of children with developmental issues to veteran parents of children who have the same or similar conditions, for one-on-one networking and emotional support. Partners with school districts. Spanish support, too.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Caregivers

Provides opportunities to become an advocate for Developmental Disabilities. Event attendees participate in raising awareness and advocate for issues on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities in local/state/national arenas.

Self-Advocates Developing Leaders (SADL). Participants learn communication/leadership/advocacy skills; learn to use tools to express personal needs, build healthy relationships, and get involved in advocacy at local/state/national levels.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Families

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Arc of Tri-Cities strives to provide high-quality services and support to its community members living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The goal of The Arc is stated very clearly and simply in its Mission Statement:

"The Arc of Tri-Cities promotes the rights of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by actively supporting full inclusion and participation in all aspects of the community throughout their lifetimes."

Serving the individuals with I/DD, also means having services for the families and other providers who care for them on a day-to-day basis. Each week The Arc serves about 185 people, and yearly The Arc serves about 2,000 people with I/DD and their families.

The Arc will create opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by:

• Providing high-quality service and growth of current programs that meet the needs of its clients and subsequently create a positive reputation for the organization

• Employing versatile, professional staff members of long tenure whose contributions, compensation packages and career development achievements meet or exceed industry standards

• Developing flexible funding options for operations and programming that come from a variety of sources such as grants, endowments, strategic partnerships and capital campaigns

• Providing facilities that meet the needs of The Arc clients and family members, including a large multipurpose space that can be configured for a variety of activities, conferencing areas for work with clients and their families and satellite facilities to serve outlying communities.

The Arc of Tri-Cities was started in 1950 by a group of dedicated parents with children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), and has a proven history in this community of continuing that dedication to those it serves.
The Arc has a well-trained staff, and The Arc maintains its CARF certification year after year. The Arc prides itself in being organizationally-sound and well-qualified to provide the services and programs it offers. The facility is bright, cheery and very clean - giving the participants a safe and inviting environment to spend several hours of their day.
The Arc administrative staff go the distance in finding funding options, and have become quite adept at writing grants (negating the cost of a professional grant writer). Each year The Arc holds two major fundraising events: VIVA LAS VEGAS - featuring dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment.
The Arc actively seeks out community partnerships to cut costs and bring in revenue.
Families through the years have left endowments to The Arc, and those are handled through The Arc Foundation which carefully invests and grows those accounts.
The Arc preforms GAP Analysis, and conducts an annual independent audit which consistently reflects sound business practices.
When The Arc out grew its facility and there was no physical space to expand, The Arc held a Capitol Campaign Drive and was able to build a new building, and when the staff moved in, enough money had been raised to have a debt-free campus.

The Arc constantly monitors the needs and requests of its participants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), and their families and other community partners. When a need is identified, The Arc staff come up with creative ways to meet the need at as little cost as possible. At present The Arc supports 14 programs ranging from transportation services, to classes for parents, several Adult Day Programs, and more. With program expansion also comes membership growth. The community enjoys the privileges that come with membership, and The Arc realizes benefits from have a greater pool of people to call on for help and assistance with its activities.
The Arc never is satisfied with "business as usual." The Arc will continue to look for gaps in the lives of the community with I/DD, and will continue program expansion and development of additional programming to meet the population's needs. The Arc of Tri-Cities is known as a strong advocacy group for people with I/DD that trains and encourages individuals with I/DD to speak out for themselves and for those who cannot speak for themselves. The Arc will be growing and expanding until every person who lives with I/DD is living as typical and integrated life as possible. Society has come a long way in that arena, but there still is much to accomplish, and The Arc will always be there to champion the individuals and families who each day bear the challenges of I/DD.

Financials

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The Arc of Tri-Cities

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

President Rick Jacob

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Vice President Kris Colosi

Project/Engineering Manager WRPS

Term: 2019 - 2021

Patricia Chvatal

Chvatal Law

Jeff Deal

Cert Project Management Professional (PMI)

Brad Evans

Savannah River

Diane Evans

KBLD/Calvary Chapel Radio Computer Op

Johnathan Hicks

Budget Supervisor - Energy NW

Rick Jacob

Scientist PNNL

Nancy Stark

Retired

Tim Coleman

Law office of Timothy Coleman

Kris Colosi

Project/Engineering Manager WRPS

Carl Golightly

Internal Auditor/Sr. Risk Analyst Energy NW

Conie Jacob

Speech Therapist

David Paslay

Self-Advocate/Safeway/ Richland

Teresa Payne

Self-Advocate

Rick Towne

Retired

Rhett Tranbarger

Retired

Dale Witwer

Colonial Life Sales, District Manager

Jonathan Wood

Caregiver/CNA

Tom Taylor

Retired

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability