NYSARC Trust Services Awards Grants for Guardianship and Recreation Programs to Schoharie Arc
Schoharie Arc has been awarded $23,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support 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, Schoharie Arc received $11,000 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 Schoharie Arc's Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to two people and is ready to assist two more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.
NYSARC Trust Services also awarded Schoharie Arc $12,000 to support new recreational opportunities for individuals and families supported in the Red Rose Project and Wellness Programs. Schoharie Arc plans to use the recreation grant funds to offer meaningful recreational opportunities for people supported by the Schoharie Arc including art projects, painting classes, music classes, exercise classes, and other community based activities. Funds will also be used to provide activity kits to individuals receiving supports in their home and to upgrade technology to provide an expanded curriculum of classes utilizing virtual platforms such as Zoom with a projected goal of hosting a virtual Talent Show this Fall.