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NYSARC Trust Provides $15,000 Grant to Arc of Westchester Program

HAWTHORNE, NY – December 20, 2017 – Arc of Westchester, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Westchester County, has been awarded $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support recreation programs.

In 2017, Arc of Westchester allocated these funds for three different initiatives that directly supported over 500 individuals in recreation programs. The funding allocated by NYSARC was used to support programs below directly:

  • The 30th Annual Spring Ball, a semi-formal dinner dance held for over 455 individuals of all ages. A new event for 2017, Winter Fest, a semi-formal dinner dance for 41 young adults and the Gateway Gala semi-formal dinner dance for 50 young adults. The gatherings provide age appropriate dancing, celebrations and opportunities to socialize. 
  • Funds were also used to maintain a greenhouse for our “Gateway Lounge”, after work program. Individuals were able to learn how to grow plants, flowers and vegetables from seed.
  • Our summer enrichment program held a barbecue for over 75 families at the end of the summer educational camp at Manhattanville College.

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 2017, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,793,500 in grants to NYSARC Chapters statewide.

Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Services may benefit you:  our website, phone 1-518-439-8323, toll free phone 1-800-735-8924 or e-mail [email protected].


About NYSARC Trust Services

NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping more than 16,000 people with disabilities protect their eligibility for government benefits and improve their quality of life. Our trust programs give people with disabilities the opportunity to remain in their communities with greater comfort and independence while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.

NYSARC Trust Services administers first- and third-party supplemental needs trusts, pooled trusts for income and resource (asset) protection, and individual trusts. When protecting settlement proceeds with a NYSARC Community Trust, we can also administer Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) accounts. For more information, please call (518) 439-8323 or visit us online


About Arc of Westchester

Arc of Westchester is the oldest and largest agency in the county supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Over 800 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.

The mission of Arc of Westchester is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests.

Arc of Westchester’s vision is a world in which children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including individuals on the autism spectrum enjoy fulfilled lives and an inspired future            



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Editor’s Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as Arc of Westchester, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.


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