The Arc Mid-Hudson, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Greene, Putnam, and Ulster Counties has been awarded $91,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of The NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Mid-Hudson guardianship and recreation programs.

 

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) and pooled trusts that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities by enabling individuals to maintain financial eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs. For 2022, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $3,189,968 to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

 

This year, The Arc Mid-Hudson received $61,000 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 10 people and is ready to assist 8 people as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.

 

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc Mid-Hudson $30,000 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the more than 1,800 individuals it serves. The Arc Mid-Hudson plans to use the recreation grant funds to allow for individuals to have opportunities and experiences that they might not be able to fund themselves.

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