NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its annual commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $3,080,500 to Chapters of The Arc New York statewide organization in 2021.
This year, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter was awarded $39,500 to provide guardianship services for the people they support who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. The chapter also received $18,000 to provide new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the more than 1,400 people it serves.
Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis’ Guardianship Program currently provides services to five people and is ready to assist seven more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian. They plan to use the recreational grant monies to purchase equipment for activities, fund community outings, host special events, and more.
Since 1973, NYSARC Trust Services have helped thousands of people by administering supplemental needs trusts (SNT) and pooled trusts, enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs.
For more information about NYSARC Trust Services, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit them online at www.nysarctrustservices.org.