The Arc of Tri-Cities vision is to empower everyone with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to make informed choices. Thereby they will become independent, productive people fully integrated in their communities and in the fabric of society. Through programs, services and supports, persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will be viewed as people first to achieve their full human potential.
"Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society, pursue meaningful careers, enjoy full inclusion and integration in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of American society."
Rehabilitation Act 1973
Agency Mission Statement
The Arc of Tri-Cities promotes the rights of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by actively supporting full inclusion and paticipation in all aspects of the community.
The Arc of Tri-Cities helps create opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to participate in society to their greatest potential.
The Arc of Tri-Cities annually serves more than 2,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. To meet the growing need for services, The Arc of Tri-Cities has built and moved into a new, larger facility. The Arc of Tri-Cities is part of a national organization with over 700 chapters.
The Arc of Tri-Cities Board of Directors are committed volunteers including self-advocates, parents, citizens and professionals. They bring diverse skills, experience and talents to serve the constituents.
Additionally, 1,000 volunteers give their time and energy to serve and are an extraordinary resource to The Arc.
Washington State - The Arc's Service Area
Benton and Franklin Counties are located in southeastern Washington where a network of bridges connects Kennewick, Pasco and Richland; three cities clustered on the banks of the Columbia, Yakima and Snake Rivers.
It is the policy of The Arc of Tri-Cities that no person shall be subject to discrimination or its contractors because of race, marital status, color, religion, sex, creed, national origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran, HIV or any other characteristic protected by law. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also a violation of this policy.