Take Action! Tell Your NYS Legislators: Cuts to I/DD Providers Jeopardize Housing Stability

Administrative cuts handed down from New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) could jeopardize the residential stability of our friends and loved ones. The most egregious cut, planned to go into effect on October 1, 2020, would reduce payments to voluntary providers by 50% whenever individuals […]

We Stand Together at The Arc Mid-Hudson

Most of us have seen the tragic video of George Floyd on the ground with a police officer kneeling over him. This most recent example of excessive police force that results in a black mans death brought the issue of racisim and police enforcement to the forefront of the minds and hearts of people from […]

Amid a Financial Crisis, the OPWDD Advances a Reckless $238 Million Budget

Amid a Financial Crisis, the OPWDD Advances a Reckless $238 Million Budget Cut for Providers Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities.  Before the Cut was Announced 41 Percent of Provider Organizations Had Less Than 30 Days of Cash on Hand Due to Significant COVID-19 Related Expenses and Chronic Underfunding  from the State.. Click here to read […]

The Arc Mid-Hudson Awarded Grant Money

  The Arc Mid-Hudson Awarded Remaining Grant Money from NYSARC Trust Services To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Green, Putnam and Ulster Counties. Click here to read more


UPDATE March 15, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have received notification from OPWDD and Arc NY for specific requirements for Intermediate Care Facilities, Residential, Day Habilitation and Clinic Appointments (Mid-Hudson Health Specialties). Intermediate Care Facilities and Residential: Effective immediately all visitations to our ICF’s and residential houses are prohibited until further notice. […]

Putnam County- The Arc Mid-Hudson Awarded $15,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

The Arc Mid-Hudson, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities, has been awarded $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support recreational programs in the Putnam region.   NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with developmental disabilities […]