Grant Release 2022
Contact: Terry Swierzowski, Director of Communications – SwierzT@thearclexington.org,
The Arc Lexington Awarded $75,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services
To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Fulton and Schoharie Counties
Gloversville, NY – The Arc Lexington, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Fulton, Albany and Schoharie Counties, has been awarded $75,000 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 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 Lexington received $45,000 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 $30,000 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.
About The Arc Lexington
The Arc Lexington, a Chapter of The Arc New York, is a private, not-for-profit agency providing a wide range of services to adults and children who have disabilities in Fulton, Albany and Schoharie Counties. Created in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, Lexington is recognized as one of the leading agencies of its kind in New York State. For more information about Lexington and its programs and services, visit www.thearclexington.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. 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