NYSARC Trust Services Recreation Grant
The Trustees of the NYSARC, Inc. Trust have approved a remainder fund grant of $12,500 per chapter to provide recreational opportunities for people they support. Last year The Arc of Dutchess received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services and used the funds in the same fashion this year. In 2016 the grant was used to support individuals in the residential program who expressed the desire to attend various activities. These activities included the Think Differently Walk, the Renaissance Fair and the 2016 Holiday Formal. Additionally, people in our residences were supported to put on a talent show, host several parties and attend family events. Other items purchased for the homes were outdoor games, a bicycle, a gazebo with lawn furniture, art supplies, exercise equipment and a fish tank. The Day Habilitation program participants benefited from various games, new television sets and camera equipment while the children in our summer program were able to enjoy weekly art classes. In addition, remainder fund grants totaling $ 1,466,000 were awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide. A total of $1,874,000 in remainder grants was awarded in 2016 to support recreation and guardianship statewide. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their home and community while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits. Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Services may benefit you: our website www.nysarctrustservices.org, phone 1-518-439-8323, toll free phone 1-800-735-8924 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.