Kingston, NY The Arc Mid-Hudson a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Greene, Putnam and Ulster Counties has been awarded $83,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of The NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Mid-Hudson guardianship and recreation programs.

The Arc New York 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 2019, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities awarding a total of $2,778,500 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide

This year, The Arc Mid-Hudson received $68,000 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 Mid-Hudson Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to 20 people and is ready to assist more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc Mid-Hudson $15,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than 1,300 members is serves. This grant allows for individuals to have opportunities and experiences that they might not be able to fund themselves.

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