(505) 326-6303
200 W Broadway, Farmington, NM 87401



Beth Melhorn


The Arc of San Juan County, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of an advocate to their staff in the person of Beth Melhorn. As advocate, Beth’s role will be to encourage, support and educate individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities regarding opportunities and their rights.

She will also be available to the family and friends in their pursuit of opportunities for their family member with an intellectual/developmental disability.

Beth’s office is located at 200 W Broadway, Farmington within The Arc of San Juan County Thrift Store. Her drop in office hours are Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Fridays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Appointments may be scheduled during the business week by calling the office at (505)325-8998.

For updates regarding advocacy and The Arc of San Juan County, be sure to check out our Facebook pages: The Arc of San Juan County, Arc Too and Beth Arc-Advocate.


Voucher Program

Our non-profit organization is directly funded by your donations. Along with our mission of helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we also try to help the general community. If a family, couple, individual or child need clothes, blankets, kitchen utensils, jackets, bedding, bags, or whatever else that is considered a necessity; we always try to assist.

Mission Partners

iCare ID Cards are design specifically for individuals with disabilities in the event of an urgency or emergency. These IDs have critical information that could assist public safety responders during an encounter. Examples could include specific information such as; “I am non-verbal and use my phone to communicate via text, please don’t take my phone away” or, “I have Type 1 diabetes and may appear disoriented when my blood glucose is low “. Emergency contacts are also included.


This very brief, simple, yet powerful tool is available to anyone in need locally in San Juan County. The ARC of San Juan County has partnered with MTM Solutions to provide these to you at no charge.


Simply visit www.icaremedicalcards.com and place an order. Use the coupon code “arc” to receive this free of charge.


For questions, contact the ARC at 505-326-6303 or MTM Solutions at 505-566-4307.


Have peace of mind knowing that first responders are being trained to look for this ID. The three suggested locations to keep the iCare ID card are:

  1. A lanyard provides to you by The ARC
  2. A wallet near another IDs such as a state ID or driver’s license
  3. In a phone wallet case.

Responders may not find it during an emergency if kept in a location not mentioned. You Care, We Care, iCare

The Creator of iCare Medical Emergency Cards is Keri Schrock.


Keri Schrock, is a 911 dispatcher, training coordinator, and commander of a tactical dispatch team, who has spent many years passionately preparing others to deal with disasters. Keri believes that in moments of crisis or in emergencies, quick and accurate response time is crucial. So when her young daughter was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, Keri sprang into action to develop an efficient and effective way to manage her daughter’s treatment. 

Smart 911

The program is called Smart911. San Juan County residents can go online and log family information and pictures into a database which police, firefighters and other emergency responders can access if the person calls 911.

This program is a great resource for those with disabilties and their families because it makes it easy for responders to help if there is an emergency.

Emergency medical services could access family and medical histories while en route to a home. A police officer could see a picture of a child if she goes missing. ``Firefighters could learn how many people and pets are in a burning home and where they might be in that home before arriving on scene``, said David Ripley, the director of The San Juan County Communications Authority

Other Helpful Links

The Arc of New Mexico


The National Arc Website


San Juan Center for independence


ACT New Mexico


NM Autism Society


Farmington Food Pantries


Overflow Free Store


Salvation Army


Disability Rights of NM


NM Developmental Disabilities Support Division