Arc of Seneca Cayuga, the Finger Lakes’ largest provider of services for people with developmental disabilities, has been awarded $24,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services. The money will be used to support Arc’s guardianship ($9,000) and recreation programs ($15,000).
NYSARC Trust Services administer supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements in the lives of people with disabilities, while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI. For 2018, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,778,500 in grants to NYSARC Chapters statewide.
Arc of Seneca Cayuga will utilize this money to ensure that more than 30 people living in Seneca and Cayuga Counties are able to participate in community activities, such as bowling, dances, fairs and festivals. The money will also help to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate.