Grants to Support Guardianship Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Allegany and Steuben Counties

The Arc Allegany-Steuben, a nonprofit organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Allegany and Steuben counties, received $35,000 in grants from the NYSARC Trust Services Board of Trustees Management to support the Allegany-Steuben Arc Guardianship Program.

NYSARC Trust Services administers Additional Needs Trusts (SNTs) and pooled trusts that can make dramatic improvements in the lives of people with disabilities by enabling individuals to maintain their eligibility for Medicaid and other government benefit programs under resource condition. For 2021, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to improve the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $3,189,968 to The Arc New York chapters statewide.

This year, the Allegany-Steuben Arc received $35,000 to provide guardianship services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or attorney. Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, the Arc Allegany-Steuben Guardianship Program currently provides supports and guardianship services to seven individuals and has three ongoing referrals.

To find out more about the support and services offered by L’Arc Allegany-Steuben, go to www.thearcas.org.

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