The Arc Lexington Awarded $59,250 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services
To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Fulton, Albany and Schoharie Counties
Gloversville, NY – The Arc Lexington, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with developmental disabilities in Fulton, Schoharie and Albany Counties, has been awarded $59,250 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 financial eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs. For 2023, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,697,980 to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.
This year, The Arc Lexington received $42,250 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 seven (7) people and is ready to assist four (4) more as aStandby or Alternate Standby guardian.
NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc Lexington $17,000 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the more than 500 individuals it serves. The Arc Lexington plans to use the recreation grant funds to support people to create wellness activities and clubs, like biking and hiking, excursions, sports games, adaptive sports and equipment, horticulture equipment and classes, and enhance the playground for the children that are supported.
To learn more about The Arc Lexington please visit us online at thearclexington.org or call (518) 773-7931.