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The Arc Rockland Awarded $ 41,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

Valley Cottage, NY– The Arc Rockland, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, has been awarded $41,500 in 2021 grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Rockland’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 eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs. For 2021, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $3,080,500 to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

This year, The Arc Rockland received $23,500 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by staff and community volunteers, The Arc Rockland’s Guardianship Program provides supports and services to three people and assists four additional people as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc Rockland $18,000 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of more than 175 individuals it serves. The Arc Rockland plans to use the recreation grant funds to help underwrite a wide range of activities including Bingo, drama, and numerous fitness classes, such as Zumba and yoga. 

The Arc Rockland was started in 1954 by a group of parents determined to raise their young children at home, rather than institutionalize them, and established a one-room schoolhouse to educate them. They created a Chapter Board that governs the operations of the organization, and eventually a Foundation Board to generate funds for The Arc Rockland. Nearly 1000 people receive services through the organization, including, preschool, recreation, housing, employment training and job placement, a post-high school campus, family support and Arc Health Resources of Rockland, a primary medical care facility for people with disabilities. 

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 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

The Arc Rockland has partnered with the Empire State Purchasing Group. Vendors may submit bids electronically. Please visit https://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york/arc-of-rockland for RFP and bidding opportunities.

Thank You to The Arc Rockland’s 2021 Corporate Sponsors:

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