Public funds used to discriminate – The Arc of King County

There has been a long-standing issue with regards to advocacy by The Arc of King County.  The Arc of King County has a contract with King County Department of Community and Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Division, which provides thousands of public dollars, both county and Washington State funds, to The Arc of King County to fulfill advocacy, outreach and support to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc of King County discriminates against people and their families who may need the full continuum of care support needs provided in our state operated residential habilitation centers.  These supportive communities provide an intense level of support in the most cost effective and safe way to some of our states most vulnerable citizens.  The Arc of King County does not support any form of congregate care and therefore uses their personal and corporate biases in violating the contract they hold with King County.  In essence, they are using our public funds to mislead and misinform people.

It is perfectly fine for The Arc of King County to not support congregate care but they need to be upfront and honest with that bias and allow others to share information and education regarding these supports.  Censorship is regularly used by The Arc of King County to prevent families from sharing information regarding the needs of people who may desire the community supports at the residential habilitation center.

The Arc of King County denies access to Facebook pages, Websites and public blogs to people who may support a full continuum of care.  This is violates the contract they hold with King County.

Please write to your King County Councilmember informing them of these violations and inappropriate use of our county funds.

The Arc of King County Contract with King County 2012

The Arc and King County Contract with highlighted boxes

The Arc of King County and Social Media

king county funds to The Arc of King County

 

 

 

2 comments on “Public funds used to discriminate – The Arc of King County

  1. R C DOYLE says:

    Has an agency audited the contracts to make sure the funds are spent appropriately? I have real concerns about how the funds are being spent. Do we have any indication on salaries for officers and employees of the Arc of King County and any other benefits paid for by the Arc?

    Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 07:37:01 +0000 To: rdoyle_05@msn.com

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  2. Please see the new page I started on this website with information on The Arc of King County – Federal Tax Returns, Certified Cost Reports, Supported Living Certifications, correspondence with Washing State Attorney General, Washington State Secretary of State, Correspondence with Sylvia Fuerstenburg and others from The Arc of King County.

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