ONEIDA — The Arc of Madison Cortland, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Madison and Cortland Counties, has been awarded a grant from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support the organizations recreation programs.
NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make
dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as
Medicaid and SSI.
For 2019, NYSARC Trust Services fulfilled its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,933,000 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide, according to an announcement by Arc officials.
This summer, NYSARC Trust Services has awarded The Arc of Madison Cortland a grant for improving recreational opportunities for the people they serve. The program has already gone on several group trips this year and hosted a number of guests and special events, according to the agency.
“I have enjoyed many trips that the NYSARC grant has funded,” stated Erica Ostwald from The Arc of Madison Cortland.
“I went to the Sterling Renaissance Fair last year with five other individuals. We saw a jousting match, a few comedy plays, and the people who ran the shows all dressed up in the era and talked like they did back then too, it was a great time,” she added.
For more information about the services provided by The Arc of Madison Cortland go online to www.arcofmc.org or call the agency at 315-363-3389.