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The Arc Rockland Benefits from NYSARC Trust Funds

NYSARC trust grants 2017

wallabyThe Arc Rockland was among the Arc New York chapters to receive grants in 2017 issued by NYSARC Inc. Trust Services Remainder Fund. The grants were earmarked to support guardianship services and enhance recreational opportunities for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The funds enhance the lives of people while allowing them to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs such as Medicaid and SSI.

The Arc Rockland received $26,000 for guardianship services: $4,500 for each of the four individuals for whom The Arc Rockland serves as Primary Guardian and $2,000 for each of the four individuals for whom The Arc Rockland serves as Standby Guardian. “This generous grant has allowed The Arc to continue to advocate for individuals who have no family and to give those families for whom we serve as Standby Guardian peace of mind for the future by ensuring that their family members will be well taken care of,” says Alyson Brenner , The Arc Coordinator of Quality Improvement. “Guardianship money is used to cover administrative expenses, holiday gifts, and parties.”

Funds in the amount of $15, 000 were granted to The Arc Rockland for the enhancement of recreation opportunities. The funds helped to defray the cost of a range of activities, classes and events including The Stardust Ball, a formal dining and dancing event at the Hilton Pearl River. Of the nearly 500 attendees, more than 200 individuals reside in The Arc homes. The grant also provided funding for professional instructors for yoga, art and cooking classes, dinner and a ballgame outings at The Rockland Boulders and The Westchester Knicks, a super Bowl Party attended by 100 people and special events such as exotic animal shows offered throughout the year. The Arc Rockland also used grant funds towards Recreation scholarships to enable people with financial constraints to attend activities and events that they enjoy.

NYSARC , Inc. Trust Services awarded a total of $2,793,500 in grants to NYSARC chapters statewide.

Thank You to ARC of Rockland’s 2017 Corporate Sponsors: