The Arc of Oswego County receives grant from Oswego County COVID-19 Fund

Sarah, who receives supports from The Arc of Oswego County, took part in services while maintaining social distancing.

FULTON — The Arc of Oswego County, a Fulton-based nonprofit agency that supports adults with developmental disabilities, has received a $7,500 grant from the Oswego County COVID-19 Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

The agency was provided the grant to advance essential programming for people with disabilities, including respite and day habilitation for seniors. The agency has had to transition many services to being administered off-site and/or virtually for safety reasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding from this grant has been used to purchase mobile devices so that essential staff have the tools they need to continue offering program services to people with disabilities.

“There has been a shift in service provision due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Laurie Davis, executive director of The Arc of Oswego County, “and no matter what the future holds, the people we support deserve to have stable access to the programs we provide.”

Support for this grant has been provided by the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, the United Way of Greater Oswego County, and the Oswego County Community Foundation.

The Arc of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to children and seniors with disabilities since 1953. Services include recreational and respite activities, senior day habilitation programs, guardianship and planning assistance, and more. Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation. Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together, they create a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities. Find more information online at www.arcofoswegocounty.org.

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