NYSARC Trust Grants

The Arc Westchester Awarded $226,157 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services
To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Westchester County

HAWTHORNE, NY 12-20-22: The Arc Westchester, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Westchester County, has been awarded $226,157 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Westchester’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 2022, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $3,189,968 to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

This year, The Arc Westchester received $205,000 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 Arc Westchester’s Guardianship Program currently provides primary guardianship supports and services to 30 people and assists 33 more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc Westchester $21,157 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the more than 2,000 individuals it serves. The Arc Westchester plans to use the recreation grant funds to develop additional fitness activities, explore the community through recreational day trips, and enhance programs at their summer college experience and camp excursions. These opportunities provide independence, happiness and education for the people the organization supports.

To learn more about The Arc Westchester, visit their website at www.arcwestchester.org.



About The Arc Westchester

The Arc Westchester, founded in 1949, is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. The organization’s 850 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.

Their mission is to provide innovative supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, to build independence, achieve personal goals and strengthen community participation.

The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc USA and The Arc New York.


About NYSARC Trust Services

NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping thousands of 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 maintain comfort and independence in the community while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.

NYSARC Trust Services provides administration of first- and third-party pooled supplemental needs trusts to help families plan for the future of a loved one with a disability, preserve income and assets for Medicaid planning purposes and long-term care needs, and protect unexpected windfalls of money.

For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online www.nysarctrustservices.org.

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