Media Contact: Nicole M. Morris
Press Release - Guardianship and Recreation Grants
The Arc Greater Hudson Valley Awarded $113,400 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services
To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people
with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Sullivan, Orange, and Dutchess Counties
The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, a nonprofit organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has been awarded $113,400 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support guardianship and recreational programs.
NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) and pooled trusts that can make meaningful improvements and contributions to the lives of people with disabilities by enabling individuals to maintain financial eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs. For 2023, NYSARC Trust Services proudly awarded a total of $2,697,980 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide, honoring its commitment to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.
This year, The Arc Greater Hudson Valley received $96,400 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by dedicated community volunteers and chapter staff, The Arc Greater Hudson Valley’s Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship support and services to 13 individuals and is ready to assist 24 more as a Standby or Alternate Standby Guardian.
NYSARC Trust Services also awarded $17,000 to The Arc Greater Hudson Valley to develop recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of people supported. These funds will be used for activities such as overnight vacations, holiday parties, day trips, and also to purchase recreational equipment.
About The Arc Greater Hudson Valley New York
The Arc Greater Hudson Valley, a chapter of The Arc New York (formerly NYSARC), is a nonprofit organization operating in Sullivan, Orange and Dutchess Counties. Its mission is supporting people with unique abilities to live as valued and contributing members of the community. The Arc Greater Hudson Valley offers clinical therapies, education, residential support and habilitation programs, along with vital services related to guardianship and employment to approximately 2,000 individuals and their families. Also provided are family resources such as respite, recreation and assistance in the transition from school to adulthood. For more information, please visit www.arcghvny.org or contact Nicole Morris at 845-513-8720 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The 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 first and third party 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.