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Supportive Services Receives NYSARC Grants

The agency received an $8,000 grant from the Trustees of the NYSARC, Inc. Trust to support recreational opportunities for more than 150 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities supported by the agency who live in the community. The grant was used to supplement the costs of outings to enable greater meaningful participation in community-based, integrated recreational activities such as attending movies, sporting events and performances at local theaters.

Additionally, the Trust awarded remainder fund grants totaling $1,466,000 to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide, including the program at OUN. A total of $1,919,000 in remainder grants was awarded to support both recreation and guardianship across the NYSARC Chapters.

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people who have disabilities to remain in their home and community while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits. Information on how a NYSARC Trust may benefit you is available at www.nysarctrustservices.org, 1-800-735-8924, or info@nysarctrustservices.org.