The Arc of Schuyler, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Schuyler County, has been awarded $22,500 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc of Schuyler’s guardianship program and recreation opportunities
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 2018, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,778,500 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.
This year, The Arc of Schuyler received $7,500 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 current provides guardianship supports and services to one person and is read to assist three more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.
NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc of Schuyler $15,000 to support recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the people it serves. The recreation grant was used to create sensory friendly spaces for people with autism. One space is located at The Arc of Schuyler’s day program site and the second at an Arc residence. Additionally, grant funds were used to support health and wellness activities and purchase Christmas gifts for fifty people receiving residential services.
To learn more about The Arc of Schuyler and guardianship services, visit www.arcofschuyler.org.
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. Out 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.