The Arc of Schuyler, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Schuyler County, was awarded $30,000 through two grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC (The Arc New York) Trust Services in 2017 to support the chapter’s guardianship and recreation programs.
The Arc of Schuyler received $15,000 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, The Arc of Schuyler’s Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to two people and is ready to assist three more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.
The Arc was also awarded $15,000 to purchase and install two wheelchair accessible swings at two of its residences, one at Cedar Street in Watkins Glen and one at Canal Street in Montour Falls. The swings are enjoyed by more than twenty residents, including nine who use wheelchairs.
NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI. For 2017, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,793,500 in grants to NYSARC Chapters statewide.
ABOUT NYSARC TRUST SERVICES
NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping more than 16,000 people with disabilities protect their eligibility for government benefits and improve their quality of life. Our trust programs give people with disabilities the opportunity to remain in their communities with greater comfort and independence while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.
NYSARC Trust Services administers first- and third-party supplemental needs trusts, pooled trusts for income and resource (asset) protection, and individual trusts. When protecting settlement proceeds with a NYSARC Community Trust, we can also administer Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) accounts. For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online www.nysarctrustservices.org.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, people receiving supports through The Arc of Schuyler volunteer at Schuyler County's local foodbank. This is a great opportunity for people we support to use their work skills and they enjoy giving back to the community. Thanks to Catholic Charities of Schuyler County, Arc staff, and volunteers for making this happen.
Photo Caption: James Frank volunteering at Schuyler County's local foodbank.