About The Arc of Greater Houston
The Arc of Greater Houston promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lives.
Location: 9401 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074
Mailing Address: 9401 Southwest Freeway, 12th Floor, 77074
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 * please call before coming to our office, staff are not always present at our physical location
The Arc of Greater Houston serves our constituents and the Houston community by focusing on the following major areas:
1) Providing community outreach, education, and awareness on behalf of the disability community to families, schools, businesses, adult services organizations, and other community organizations;
2) Participating in national, state, and local legislative and systems advocacy to ensure that children with disabilities have access to a free, appropriate education in the least restrictive environment; and that adults with disabilities have access to community-based, integrated employment and supports;
3) Supporting the structure and cohesion of families who have members with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and
4) Providing life-enhancing integrated activities and experiences for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc is a member-based organization, and an affiliate with The Arc of Texas and The Arc of United States.
Our Core Values
People First: The Arc of Greater Houston believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.
Equity: The Arc of Greater Houston believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and securities accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
Community: The Arc of Greater Houston believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.
Self-Determination: The Arc of Greater Houston believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.
Diversity: The Arc of Greater Houston believes that society in general and The Arc of Greater Houston in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics.
Director of Development
Director of Programs
Board of Directors
President--Jonna Kiel-Mack, MHA, MBA
Director of STAR+PLUS
Community Health Choice
Vice President--Athena M. Thomas
President: We Thrive Organization
CEO: Thomas & Lewin Associates, Inc.
Board Member for The Arc of Texas
Secretary--Deborah Pearson, Ph.D
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
UT Medical School Houston, Texas
Cornelius Booker. MBA
Weldon E. Taylor
Exxon Mobil (retired)
Jennifer Woody, OTR/L, MOT, CAS
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
The Carruth Center & The Parish School