The Arc of Monroe Awarded $200,364 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

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The Arc of Monroe Awarded $200,364 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services
Funds will support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Monroe County.

The Arc of Monroe, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Monroe County, has been awarded $200,364 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc of Monroe’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 2023, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,697,980 to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

This year, The Arc of Monroe received $232,500 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, The Arc of Monroe’s Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to 36 people and is ready to assist 22 more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc $12,008 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the more than 500 people it supports. This year, The Arc used the recreation funds to offer the people we support a multitude of free opportunities to explore the Rochester community, including tickets to local Broadway shows, outings to Rochester Amerks hockey games, bowling outings and more.

For over 65 years, The Arc of Monroe has provided a variety of programs and services for over 1,500 people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families throughout Monroe County. The Arc works to create an inclusive society where the people it supports may live truly integrated lives and reach their full potential as part of the community. To learn more, visit