The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler has limited ability to provide financial supports, but can do so in certain situations through the following initiatives:
Individual Support Services - This is an OPWDD-approved financial service that can help people living independently in the community in “closing the gaps” between their income and legitimate expenses. ie. rent and/or transitional expenses
Family Reimbursement - Designed to strengthen family stability and unity by assisting with increased, or special, expenses related to providing supports for a family member with a disability living at home, this program provides financial assistance for goods and services and/or respite for families that have a developmentally disabled family member living at home. Items that can potentially be reimbursed: adaptive equipment, incontinence products, special dietary needs (as prescribed by a physician), etc. Awards are based on available funds and number of applicants. Reimbursement is limited to $1,500 of allowable expenses for one calendar year.
Camp Reimbursement - Through this program, individuals who wish to attend camps that are designed specifically for people with disabilities can have their admission/attendance fees paid. Reimbursement is made on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to $500 per person, per calendar year.
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