The Arc of Monroe County, a nonprofit organization that supports people with disabilities, recently received $215,000 in grants from the trustee management board of NYSARC Trust Services.
NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs that can improve the lives of people with disabilities while enabling people to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and supplemental security income. NYARC Trust Services awarded $2,778,500 in grants to Arc New York chapters statewide in 2018.
This year, Arc of Monroe County received $200,000 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, Arc of Monroe’s program provides guardianship currently supports and services to 32 people and is ready to assist 31 more as a standby or alternate standby guardian.
NYSARC Trust Services also awarded Arc of Monroe County $15,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than 500 people it supports. Arc of Monroe plans to use the recreation funds to provide social events and enrichment programs.