Becoming a Member

To receive an information packet about membership with IARCA, please contact our Director of Member Support, Ann Davis, at 317-849-8497 or

Membership Categories

IARCA represents a broad array of service providers across the state, and the need to work together as a unified group continues to grow.  IARCA is pleased to represent 90 agencies throughout the state.  The Association is comprised of residential treatment centers and hospital-based agencies, as well as child placing agencies providing foster care and adoption services.  A wide range of services, from wraparound and home-based prevention services to intensive secure care services, are also provided by our member agencies.

IARCA membership is open to agencies that are licensed by the Indiana Department of Child Services as a Licensed Child Placing Agency, Licensed Child Caring Institution, Licensed Group Home, or Licensed Private Secure Facility; agencies who are accredited by a national accrediting body, such as CARF International, the Council on Accreditation, or the Joint Commission; and agencies which hold a current contract with the State of Indiana to provide home based services to children and families. 

  • Affiliate membership is available for two years for agencies seeking membership for the first time.  Dues are assessed at half the cost of a full member for the first two years. Dues are based on a percentage of the agency’s annual operating budget.
  • Full membership provides increased benefits for those agencies that continue beyond their affiliate status, including the ability to serve on the Board of Directors and to vote in issues before the membership.  Dues are based on a percentage of the agency’s annual operating budget
  • Associate membership is a category of membership provided to agencies that do not meet the criteria to become an Affiliate member. This category only provides limited training opportunities and access to the IARCA Monday Morning Update newsletter. Dues are assessed per calendar year (January – December).  Associate membership dues are $600.
  • Provisional membership is a category of membership provided to agencies in the process of being licensed or accredited that wish to take advantage of consultation services offered by IARCA and who are not eligible for Affiliate membership.  Dues are assessed per calendar year (January – December).  Provisional membership dues are $600.