Founded in 1953 by a group of local parents and educators, The Arc of Tippecanoe County empowers individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to live a meaningful life by providing information, education, and encouraging self-advocacy efforts along with structured social opportunities to participate fully in their community.

Our Mission is to promote 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 lifetimes.

The Arc of Tippecanoe County’s address is PO Box 1222, Lafayette, IN 47902-1222. Our phone number is 765-476-3277.

Milissa O’Hern is our Executive Director and has been with the organization twice from 2011-2013 and rejoined as ED in 2015. You can contact Milissa at director@arcoftippecanoe.org

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Meet Our Board of Directors

  • Neil Vickrey, President
  • Charline, Vice President- Member Representative
  • Heather Bernt Santy, Secretary
  • Sherry Vickrey, Treasurer
  • Joe Hemersbach, Past President
  • Liz Currie, Board Member
  • Kendra Berry, Board Member
  • Aimee Shields, Board Member
  • Roberto, Board Member- Member Representative

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