MLS Announcements

NYSARC Recreation Grants

Mountain Lake Services, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Essex County, has been awarded $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support Mountain Lake Services’ recreation and guardianship 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 2018, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,778,500 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded Mountain Lake Services $15,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than 400 members it serves. Mountain Lake Services used the recreation grant funds to purchase a wide variety of recreational items. These items included: craft supplies; musical instruments; a basketball hoop with accessories; Wii active mat; Xbox One and games; an adult / teen tricycle; and an outdoor wheelchair accessible glider. Most of the items are available to all individuals throughout the Agency who are part of our residential program and home-based supports and services program. The accessible glider is available to individuals who live at the home on Ferry Road in Crown Point. These items will provide meaningful activities for many. Mountain Lake Services is grateful for the generosity of the NYSARC Trust Services for affording the opportunity to expand opportunities for individuals throughout Essex County.