Arc of Virginia, Inc.
2147 Staples Mill Road
Richmond VA 23230
Mission Statement
The Arc of Virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community and throughout their lifetime.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Tonya Milling
Board Chair Mrs. Kim Goodloe
Board Chair Company Affiliation Fine Metals Corp.
Contact Information
Address 2147 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone 804 649-8481 104
Fax 804 649-3585
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1962
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $425,727.00
Projected Expenses $425,727.00
The Arc of Virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community and throughout their lifetime.
Your support helps The Arc of Virginia provide advocacy and improve community-based services for thousands of fellow Virginians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. We call our movement ALLY: A Life Like Yours. We believe people with I/DD should live a self-determined life, with meaningful engagement in their communities, opportunities for gainful employment, and services that promote well-being. The Arc’s strength and voice is critical to shaping solutions and cultivating the political will to solve systemic problems with Virginia’s I/DD system. 

We connect with legislators, train self-advocates, provide information and referral services, support families in crisis, develop local chapters, and more. We have fiercely advocated for waiver reform, and ensured stakeholders have a seat at the table where policy is discussed. In 2016 we will continue to advance our critically important mission:

  • Insisting legislators embrace A Life Like Yours and keep the promise to end the I/DD Waiver waitlist and approve I/DD Waiver redesign.
  • Closing Virginia’s institutions to deliver community integration for all Virginians with I/DD.
  • Facilitating access to early intervention services and ensuring inclusive education for our children.
 It is a historic time in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) civil rights movement, and The Arc of Virginia is committed to ensuring that all Virginians with I/DD continue to have a voice during the implementation of the U.S. Department of Justice v. Commonwealth of Virginia Settlement Agreement, continuing to work toward the vision of A Life Like Yours.
In order to grow the A Life Like Yours movement and help make this vision a reality in Virginia, The Arc of Virginia needs funding to support ongoing and new advocacy efforts to ensure A Life Like Yours becomes a reality for all Virginians with ID/DD and their families. 
Background Advocacy is key in our identity as The Arc of Virginia. We promote self-advocacy, which equips people with I/DD from across the state with the tools and resources to advocate for themselves. We work to ensure that self-advocates have a seat at every table where I/DD policy is discussed and that they have the support needed for meaningful participation. We meet with legislators and policymakers to explain what is needed to achieve the A Life Like Yours vision, such as: ending the Medicaid Waiver waitlist, which has surpassed 10,000 individuals; improving services offered in the Waiver program; ensuring institutions are closed and community integrated housing and employment is available to all Virginians with I/DD, and; expanding access to early intervention services and quality education for youth with I/DD. We’ve seen some successes over the years; in the 2015 General Assembly session we achieved increases in I/DD Waiver reimbursement rates; protection of new I/DD Waiver slots, and; passage of legislation that limits the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools. But, there is still plenty of work to be done.
CEO Statement Sixty years ago, families came together to form The Arc of Virginia so that they and their loved ones had a voice in Virginia’s capitol. They sparked a movement that led to community integration for people with I/DD in Virginia’s schools, neighborhoods and communities. Their actions helped pave the way for the services and supports that exist today. While much has been accomplished, the work is not yet done.

It is our turn to continue the work of the heroes who came before us. The Arc of Virginia needs your help to carry on our important legacy of advocating for the rights and full inclusion of children and adults with developmental disabilities. We hope you will join us in advocating for A Life Like Yours for Virginians with developmental disabilities as we work to strengthen and sustain this all too important civil rights movement.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
The Arc of Virginia has 24 affiliated local chapters across the Commonwealth of Virginia. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Kim Goodloe
Company Affiliation Fine Metals Corp.
Term Nov 2016 to Aug 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ms. Barbara Barrett Retired
Ms. Lucy Beadnell The Arc of Northern Virginia
Mr. Chris Cadwallader Retired
Mr. Howard Cullum Retired
Ms. Heidi Dix Anthem
Ms. Norma Draper Virginia Commonwealth University
Ms. Elsie Gladding Retired
Ms. Kim Goodloe Fine Metals Corp
Ms. Nita Grignol Retired
Ms. Melissa Heifetz Paxton Campus
Mr. Burt Hudson LeadingAge
Ms. Caroline Kistler The Arc of Hanover
Ms. Marisa Laios Community Volunteer
Ms. Julia Lewis Frontier Health
Ms. Pam McGregor The Arc of Williamsburg
Mr. Warren McKeen The Arc of Augusta
Ms. Tonya Milling The Arc of Southside
Ms. Carol Olson The Arc of Warren County
Ms. Nichole Pangle The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley
Ms. Sara Raessler Self
Ms. Lynne Seagle Hope House Foundation
Ms. Karen Smith The Arc of Greater Prince William
Mr. James Ward James Madison University
Ms. Amy Yarcich Rx Partnership
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 29
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 24
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Tonya Milling

Senior Staff
Ms. Lucy Cantrell Director of Information & Referral
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 35
Retention Rate 80
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2015
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
The Arc of Virginia is the state chapter of The Arc, and is comprised of 26 local chapters across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each chapter serves as a resource to help people with ID/DD access the services they need, providing family support throughout the process. 
The Arc of Virginia continues to grow and facilitate chapter development  in areas of the state that are in need of family support and advocacy. In the past three years, The Arc has affiliated six new chapters. The Arc continues to provide start-up support and technical assistance to chapters already in the The Arc of Virginia network.
In addition to advocating on behalf of Virginians with ID/DD, The Arc of Virginia also helps them become advocates themselves. Last year, The Arc of Virginia facilitated the start-up of a statewide peer-advocacy group for people with ID/DD, Voices of Virginia. Voices of Virginia is a coalition of seven local peer-advocacy organizations that are run by and for Virginians with ID/DD, advocating for themselves and others with ID/DD. 
The Arc of Virginia provides individuals with ID/DD and their families with the information they need to access supports and services to live safely and successfully in the community - to live "A Life Like Yours."
Training session topics include (but are not limited to): Early Intervention, Medicaid Waivers, Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Training Program, the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program, the Health Insurance Premium Payment Program for Kids, Supplemental Security Income, and local and state advocacy. Training sessions are available online through webinars, in the community or as one-on-one consultations. The consultation service is available to assist individuals with a challenge or struggle they are experiencing, to educate an individual or family about their rights and services that are available to them, and to assist with accessing community-based supports and resources.
The Arc of Virginia advocates for people with ID/DD and their families, speaking out on key issues such as help for waiting list families, strengthening ID/DD services, and helping Virginia transition to a community-based system of support. The Arc also facilitates action by mobilizing turnout at budget hearings, providing representation when needed, hosting grassroots advocacy events, and developing toolkits for taking action.

When parents first learn their child is developing differently than expected, it can be overwhelming. They are thrust into a new world that often transforms their notions of what being a parent would be. We are here to guide them on their New Path. will guide them as their children move through EI and transition to the next step.

Getting children started in early intervention is critical, but it’s often not enough.  Parents need information, support, and so much more.
New Path and The Arc are here to help you navigate the system … from the very start of the journey and, if necessary, throughout a lifetime. We will help you understand all of the jargon. We will introduce you to fellow parents. We will make sure you know what your rights are. We will share success stories as well as tips for dealing with challenges.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $425,727.00
Projected Expenses $425,727.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$144,414$0$0
Individual Contributions$58,186$15,851$37,604
Investment Income, Net of Losses($4,960)$3,041$6,154
Membership Dues$116,586$80,066$84,991
Special Events$7,515$9,115$11,672
Revenue In-Kind$4,141$10,215$11,650
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$389,982$356,364$354,044
Administration Expense$18,751$34,063$36,892
Fundraising Expense$3,423$3,104$5,521
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.920.891.16
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%91%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%11%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$224,788$304,607$353,009
Current Assets$64,950$277,628$324,023
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$5,984$18,477$22,083
Total Net Assets$218,804$286,130$330,926
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.8515.0314.67
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Paul Wring, CPA.
  • Financial analysis performed with audit.