Breaking down barriers and building connections: Experience the power of community
t The Arc of Grays Harbor, we strongly believe in the value of inclusion within our community. We offer Community Engagement and Community Respite services to clients with developmental disabilities who have an appropriate waiver from the Developmental Disabilities Administration.
Our Community Engagement program is designed to help individuals achieve their personal goals by encouraging self-determination and self-direction, increasing their ability to be involved and included in their community, and helping them develop social networks and connections. We offer a 1:1 provider-to-client ratio, providing tailored services that meet each individual's unique needs and goals. Our program helps increase access to informal community supports, which is essential in promoting inclusion within the community.
Our Community Respite services provide a much-needed break for caregivers of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities while also giving clients the opportunity to participate in fun activities with others in a community setting. This service is designed to offer respite in a community setting and is available to those with an approved DDA waiver. We understand the importance of having time to recharge, which is why we offer this service to those in need. To access Community Engagement or Respite services, individuals must reach out to their DDA case manager.
At The Arc of Grays Harbor, we understand that every individual has unique needs and goals. That is why we provide tailored resources and services to help our clients achieve their full potential. Our Community Engagement and Community Respite services are just two examples of the many services we offer to support our clients and promote inclusion within our community. We believe that everyone deserves to feel valued and included, and we strive to make that a reality for all those we serve.
Interested in Comunity Engagement or Respite?
To access Community Engagement or Respite services, individuals must reach out to their DDA case manager. If you have questions about our program please call 360-537-7000.
Community Engagement Manager
Amber is the Community Engagement Manager at The Arc of Grays Harbor. She oversees our Community Engagement and Community Respite programs and also works with clients on a 1:1 basis. She is focused on helping clients achieve their goals and engage in the community.
Estela has been with The Arc since 2021. She helps Spanish speaking clients and families find the information and resources they need. She is the multicultural Parent to Parent Coordinator for Grays Harbor and Pacific Counites. She is also a Community Engagement Guide and works 1:1 with clients to help them achieve their goals.
Stephen has been with The Arc since 2023. He works 1:1 with individuals as a Community Engagement Guide, helping clients meet their goals and keeping them involved in the community and helping prevent social isolation.
Since 2022, Jo has been a Community Engagement Guide at The Arc, where she works closely with individuals on a one-to-one basis. Her role involves assisting clients in achieving their objectives, keeping them engaged in the community, and reducing the risk of social isolation.
Erin joined The Arc in 2023 as a Community Engagement Guide, and she works closely with individuals on a one-to-one basis. Her primary responsibility is to assist clients in accomplishing their goals, maintain their involvement in the community, and minimize the risk of social isolation.