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RWC & RWNYC VP of Government Affairs and Public Relations, Meghan Taylor, presents RWG donation to residents Corey Clark and Kyle Essex alongside The Arc Greater Hudson Valley Director of Public Relations and Foundation, Joan Glase, and Assistant Executive Director of Residential Services, Peter Catal. June 10, 2021

July 27, 2021

Contact: Lesley Mould  

                RWNY@mercuryllc.com


Resorts World Catskills Presents $15,000 Donation to The Arc Greater Hudson Valley to Expand Residents’ Access to Telehealth

Monticello, N.Y. – Resorts World Catskills (RWC) unveiled a $15,000 donation to The Arc Greater Hudson Valley through the Resorts World Gives (RWG) program to help the organization’s housing residents overcome technological barriers to telehealth. The funds will go towards the purchase of 38 iPads for use in The Arc’s family-style homes and apartments, with a limit of one device per residence. The iPads will provide residents uninterrupted and reliable access to telehealth visits via conferencing tools, such as FaceTime, Skype and Zoom.

 

Resorts World Gives supports organizations, projects and programs that create opportunities for economic and social progress in the communities where Resorts World Catskills and Resorts World New York City do business. To date, RWG has donated $3M to over 200 local organizations and matched 100% of employee donations.

 

“We are proud to support The Arc Greater Hudson Valley in providing a wider range of choices for emotional, physical and self-care needs for those who need it most,” said Meghan Taylor, VP of Government Relations and Public Relations, Resorts World Catskills & Resorts World New York City. “Empowering individuals to make informed health decisions is key to building a better community.”

 

“The Arc Greater Hudson Valley depends on contributions and support from programs like Resorts World Gives to bring these life-changing initiatives to life,” said Joan Glase, The Arc Greater Hudson Valley Director of Public Relations and Foundation. “Together, we are improving the health and happiness of countless residents and spreading awareness of the barriers to telehealth access for low-income patients.”

 

 

About Resorts World Catskills

Located in the heart of New York's Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills (RWC) Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel, and a casino featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons and a 100-seat sportsbook lounge. The casino resort also offers 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. The luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills is comprised of 332 suites, the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers. The integrated casino resort also includes additional stay and play destinations on its campus, including The Alder, an adjacent 101-room lifestyle hotel featuring the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, and Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery and the recently opened Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark, and will be expanded to include a Rees Jones redesigned golf course.

 

About The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, New York

The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, NY is a not-for-profit agency created in January 2021 dedicated to providing supports to over 2,000 people with disabilities and their families in Sullivan, Orange, and Dutchess Counties. Formerly known as The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties and The Arc of Dutchess, The Arc Greater Hudson Valley provides innovative, high-quality services including Residential Services, Clinical Services, Day Services, Family Support Services, Guardianship Services, Children's Education Services, Employment Services, Recreation, Respite and more.

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July 6, 2021

 

Press Release

 

The Arc Greater Hudson Valley Awarded $150,500.00 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

To support guardianship programs and expanded recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Sullivan, Orange, and Dutchess Counties

 

Monticello, NY, 7/1/21 -- The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, NY, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting people with unique abilities to live as valued and contributing members of the community has been awarded $150,500 in combined grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support Guardianship and recreation programs.

 

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that enable dramatic improvements in the lives of people with disabilities while allowing individuals to continue eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and Social Security Income (SSI).  For 2021, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $3,080,500 in grants to its 42 chapter organizations statewide.

 

This year, The Arc Greater Hudson Valley (formerly The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties and The Arc of Dutchess) received $126,500 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate.  Supported by a robust committee comprised of chapter staff, board members, and community volunteers, the Guardianship program currently provides guardianship supports to 14 individuals and is ready to assist 25 individuals as a Standby or Alternate Standby Guardian.  The Guardianship Committee plays a crucial role in decision-making, including assisting individuals as they navigate complicated medical diagnoses and recommended treatment.  In previous years, the Chapter received similar grants from NYSARC Trust Services for the purchase of birthday and holiday gifts for those in the program, to cover staff travel and training expenses, and off-set staff salaries.  

 

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc Greater Hudson Valley $18,000.00 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the people supported by the organization.  In the past, these funds have been used for individuals to participate in activities including the Think Differently Dash, Broadway plays, concerts at Carnegie Hall, WWE wrestling matches, major league baseball games, various day trips and vacations, attendance at holiday formals and participation in music classes.  As the pandemic allows for greater community involvement, we expect individuals to take advantage of more of these activities.

About The Arc Greater Hudson Valley

The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, NY was formed in January 2021 after two chapters of The Arc New York – The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties and The Arc of Dutchess unified into one organization.  Under the leadership of Executive Director Ric Schwartz, the organization supports over 2,000 individuals and their families across three counties.  With a history of providing supports since 1949, our services include residential supports, day and community habilitation, employment services, clinical therapies, recreation, family support, guardianship, educational services, and more.  

To learn more about The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, please visit www.arcghvny.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About NYSARC Trust Services

NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping thousands of 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 maintain comfort and independence in the community while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.

NYSARC Trust Services provides administration of pooled supplemental needs trusts to help families plan for the future of a loved one with a disability, preserve income and assets for Medicaid planning purposes and long-term care needs, and protect unexpected windfalls of money.

For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online www.nysarctrustservices.org.

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December 23, 2020

Press Release

The ArcSullivan-Orange Counties Awarded $24,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

To support recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Sullivan and Orange Counties
 

MONTICELLO - The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Sullivan and Orange Counties has been awarded $24,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Greater Hudson Valley’s 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 eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs. For 2020, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,636,000 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

The grant would normally be used to enhance recreational opportunities for the people with disabilities. However, due to Covid-19, the funds were used to supplement the losses from the recreation program. We hope to resume our valuable recreation programs to our youth and people supported in 2021.

 

About NYSARC Trust Services


NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping thousands of 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 maintain comfort and independence in the community while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.

NYSARC Trust Services provides administration of pooled supplemental needs trusts to help families plan for the future of a loved one with a disability, preserve income and assets for Medicaid planning purposes and long-term care needs, and protect unexpected windfalls of money. NYSARC also administers Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) accounts for people who use a pooled trust to protect settlement proceeds.

For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online www.nysarctrustservices.org.


November 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stronger Together: Two Local Arc Organizations Join Forces as The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, NY 

The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties and The Arc of Dutchess to Unify Under New Name 

Monticello, NY (November 18, 2020) – The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties, along with The Arc of Dutchess, two of the region’s largest providers of support services for people with disabilities, announced today that both organizations will unify as one agency under a new name, The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, NY.  The announcement comes after the decision earlier this year for the nonprofits to unify and unite efforts in order to best support individuals with disabilities in the larger Hudson Valley community.  

The legal merger, which will be completed by January 1, 2021, will allow the organization to further its combined missions across the three counties – Dutchess, Sullivan and Orange. Leading the combined entity will be The Arc Sullivan-Orange’s current Executive Director, Ric Schwartz. Schwartz has been in an oversight role for the past 17 years, and successfully navigated the merger of SullivanArc and The Arc of Orange County into The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties on January 1, 2019. Schwartz has stepped in as The Arc of Dutchess' Executive Director, while Crys McCuin, former Executive Director, will continue to work with the organization in a consulting role into 2021.

“The creation of The Arc Greater Hudson Valley ensures the best possible future for both organizations and allows us to leverage and combine the strengths of each,” said Schwartz. “These are trying times with cuts to our field in the state budget combined with the impact of COVID-19. This unification will help us confront these difficulties and enable us to do what matters most; make meaningful change in the lives of the people we support.”

“Respecting and supporting what matters to individuals here in Dutchess County has always been at the heart of what we do,” said McCuin. “In joining forces with our colleagues across the river, and through Ric’s leadership, this combined organization will be better prepared to weather storms and support many more people in our community with critical and person-centered supports.”

All residential services, programs and supports currently provided by The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties and The Arc of Dutchess and will continue to be facilitated at the agencies’ current, respective locations. Associate Executive Director of The Arc of Dutchess, Marie Fitzmaurice, will provide direct oversight of programs and operations in Dutchess County.

“I am proud of our nearly 50-year history – and the supports we have provided in that time”, said Fitzmaurice. Dutchess County programs will continue to remain in Dutchess County, and as our footprint expands, we remain dedicated to the people we have and will continue to support here at home.” 

About The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties

The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties supplies supports and services to over 1,800 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Sullivan and Orange Counties and is a chapter of The Arc New York and The Arc of the United States. Services include Residential Services, Day Habilitation Services, Respite and Family Services, Recreational Services, Clinical and Therapeutical Services, Educational Services, Developmental Screening, Guardianship and more. Founded in 1949, the Sullivan County programs were among the first in the nation to form an Arc, which now has grown to over 600 chapters nationwide.

About The Arc of Dutchess

The Arc of Dutchess, a chapter of The Arc New York (formerly NYSARC), is one of Dutchess County’s largest nonprofit organizations devoted to respecting and supporting what matters to people of all abilities. Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, the organization serves nearly 1,000 people with disabilities and their families through clinical therapies and habilitation programs, along with vital services related to guardianship and employment supports, residential support, respite and other family resources, student and parent assistance in the transition from school to adulthood, recreation, and youth programs. For more information, please visit www.arcsullivanorange.org, or visit their pages on Facebook and Instagram.


 

July 28, 2020

We are proud to announce that we are new members of National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals - NADSP. NADSP is on the frontlines of creating a skilled and ethical Direct Support Professional workforce. Together, with Direct Support Professionals, people with disabilities, family members, and provider organizations, we are working to make a world of difference in people’s lives.

To learn more: https://nadsp.org/

July 24, 2020

We are excited to announce that we will begin virtual programming via Zoom.

June 24, 2020

The Arc Sullivan-Orange Awarded $67,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joan Glase-Director of Public Relations & Foundation
jglase@arcsullivanorange.org
845-796-1350 ext:1050

The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties Awarded $67,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Orange & Sullivan County.

Monticello, NY – June 24, 2020 – The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Orange and Sullivan County, has been awarded $67,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Sullivan-Orange County’s 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 eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs. For 2020, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,636,000 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

This year, The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties received $67,000 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. 

NYSARC Trust Services awarded The Arc Sullivan-Orange $67,000 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the individuals it serves. The Arc Sullivan-Orange plans to use the recreation grants funds to offset a recreation program in Orange County that provides services to people that don’t qualify for the typical respite programs.

To learn more about The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties visit our website http://www.arcsullivanorange.org


January 20, 2020

The Arc Sullivan-Orange Awarded $15,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

Monticello, NY January 20, 2020: The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Sullivan & Orange Counties, has been award $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Sullivan-Orange’s recreation programs.

NYSARC Trust Services 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 by awarding a total $2,933,000 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

NYSARC Trust Services awarded The Arc Sullivan-Orange $15,000 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the individuals it serves. The Arc Sullivan-Orange plans to use the recreation grants funds to offset a recreation program in Orange County that provides services to people that don’t qualify for the typical respite programs.

To learn more about The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties visit our website http://www.arcsullivanorange.org

 

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 and pooled trusts for income and resource (asset) protection. 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 us online www.nysarctrustservices.org.

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