The Arc Lexington Awarded $69,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services
To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Fulton and Schoharie Counties
The Arc Lexington, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Fulton, Albany and Schoharie Counties, has been awarded $69,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Lexington’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 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 to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.
This year, The Arc Lexington received $51,000 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 Lexington’s Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to eight (8) people and is Standby or Alternate guardian for four (4) additional people.
NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc Lexington $18,000 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the more than 1300 individuals it serves. The Arc Lexington plans to use the recreation grant funds to provide recreation activities that enhance social and emotional wellness as well as equipment that people can engage with for recreational activities such as equipment for Yoga, shoe horn, Bocce, softball, corn hole and other physical activity equipment.
To learn more about The Arc Lexington, please visit us online at www.thearclexington.org or on Facebook: LexingtonArc. For information about our Guardianship program please contact Pamala Wilsey, WilseyP@thearclexington.org. For information about our Recreation Program please contact Josephine Bailey at BaileyJ@thearclexington.org.