We would like to express our gratitude for the continued support of the NYSARC Trust Services grants, which provide funds for guardianship and recreation programs.
NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can dramatically impact the lives of people we support while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefit programs, such as Medicaid and SSI. These programs are vital to sustaining health, well-being, and necessary support and services. Representatives from NYSARC Trust Services shared that they are proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,933,000 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide this year.
The Arc of Delaware County received $11,000 in grant funds this year to support its guardianship service for people who would otherwise not have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by staff and community volunteers, our Guardianship program currently provides Guardianship supports and services to two people and is Standby guardian for one additional person.
We were also awarded a total of $15,000 to enhance recreational opportunities for the people we support. The grant funds have allowed us to provide many wonderful opportunities throughout the year, supporting our mission of creating fulfilling lives. Grant funds were utilized in a variety of ways. For the second year in a row the grant funded a wonderful holiday dance complete with live music by FLAME for the people we support, their families, and the community (see separate story, complete with photos). These experiences and opportunities wouldn’t have been possible without funds from the recreation grant.
About NYSARC Trust Services
NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping more than 20,000 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 www.nysarctrustservices.org