To support guardianship and new recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Rensselaer County
Troy, NY- June 12th 2017- The Arc of Rensselaer County, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Rensselaer County has been awarded $68,500 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc of Rensselaer County’s guardianship* and recreation programs.
NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI. For 2017, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,793,500 in grants to NYSARC Chapters statewide.
This year, The Arc of Rensselaer County received $53,500 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, The Arc of Rensselaer County’s Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to over 12 people and is assisting 2 more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.
NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc of Rensselaer County $15,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than the 100 members it serves. The Arc of Rensselaer County plans to use the recreation grant funds to let a significant amount of adults and children attend different events and places they may have never been able to experience. We hope to help those that we support participate in adventures and endeavors that encourage a happy and healthy lifestyle, once in a life time experiences and community inclusion.
To learn more about The Arc of Rensselaer County visit our website www.renarc.org or our Facebook page The Arc of Rensselaer County. If you have any questions or inquiries about our agency feel free to call (518) 274-3110 and we will direct you to the right department.
About The Arc of Rensselaer County
The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals.
The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.
About NYSARC Trust Services
NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping more than 16,000 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 remain in their communities with greater comfort and independence while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.
NYSARC Trust Services administers first- and third-party supplemental needs trusts, pooled trusts for income and resource (asset) protection, and individual trusts. When protecting settlement proceeds with a NYSARC Community Trust, we can also administer Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) accounts. For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online www.nysarctrustservices.org.