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The Arc of Rensselaer County Awarded $68,500 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services



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.

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