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.

Our Team
The Arc of Grays Harbor's staff are knowledgeable, compassionate, and here to help you find the information, services, and resources you need. When you aren't sure where to turn when it comes to services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in Grays Harbor county, start with The Arc.

Jeff Meeks

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

Amber Cook

Program Manager and Pacific County Parent to Parent Coordinator

Amber Cook is the Program Manager and Pacific County Parent to Parent Coordinator 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.

Estela Aguilar

Estela Aguilar

Hispanic/Latino Coordinator, Multicultural Parent to Parent Coordinator

Meet Estela Aguilar, our multicultural Parent Coordinator for Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, who offers Spanish-language support and resources for families with children with disabilities. Her knowledge of various cultural backgrounds allows her to provide tailored support for diverse families. Estela also provides disability application assistance, Community Engagement Services, and information and referrals in both English and Spanish.

Jo Wilde

Jo Wilde

Community Engagement Guide

Meet Jo Wilde, a Community Guide at The Arc. Jo joined our team in 2022 and brings with her a wealth of caregiving experience as a certified HCA. She holds a 2-year degree in Human Services and is a Generalist. As a Community Guide, Jo spends her time with our Community Engagement clients, helping them achieve their goals and prevent social isolation. Jo’s favorite part of her job is planning and executing fun activities that bring joy to our clients. She enjoys getting to know the people we serve and helping them live their best lives.

Destiny Gustafson

Destiny Gustafson

Community Engagement Guide

Community Engagement Guide with The Arc of Grays Harbor.

William Lynch (no photo)

William Lynch

Community Engagement Guide

Community Engagement Guide with The Arc of Grays Harbor

Renae Lusk (no photo)

Renae Lusk

Executive Assistant

Renae Lusk is the Executive Assistant at The Arc, having joined in March 2024. With her background in the nonprofit sector and having a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Renae brings an abundant amount of experience to her role. Her primary responsibility is managing the administrative responsibilities of the organization as well as assist with fundraising and grant writing. Renae’s favorite part of the job is being a part of the growth of the agency and the positive impacts we have on our clients. She is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and working creatively with like-minded people.

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