The Arc of Yates provides guardianship services to individuals who have no family or natural supports to act as guardian. Services are provided directly though the Arc of Yates Guardianship Committee. 

The Arc of Yates guardianship committee is a group of volunteers who have an interest in supporting people in need of guardianship. Many committee members are legal guardians for their own family member. In addition to personal experience, members may have an area of proficiency that assists the committee with decision making. Medical, legal, and spiritual expertise are some areas that enable the committee to make informed decisions in the best interest of the individual. 

Committee members regularly visit each person for whom the Chapter provides primary guardianship to learn his or her personal wishes, preferences, beliefs and needs. The committee keeps these at the forefront when advocating for and making decisions that are in the best interest of the individual. Whenever possible the individual is involved in the decision making process. 

The Arc of Yates can also provide support and assistance to family members who may be considering guardianship for a loved one. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Arc of Yates Guardianship Committee, or would like further information about guardianship in general, please contact Keegan Dildine, Guardianship Coordinator at (315) 536–7447 x. 277 or kdildine@arcofyates.org

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Arc of Yates partners with Literacy Volunteers for reading project at Keuka Lake School

  • 5 May 2017
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Arc of Yates partners with Literacy Volunteers for reading project at Keuka Lake School
Volunteer readers from the community are visiting students at Keuka Lake School as part of the KTrain program.

Arc of Yates hosts 2nd annual Kid's Day

Children of Arc of Yates staff were invited to learn about the Agency during their break from school

  • 24 April 2017
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Arc of Yates hosts 2nd annual Kid's Day
Twenty children spent their last day of Spring Break touring the Arc of Yates facilities and learning about what their parents do at work each day.  The 2nd annual Kid’s Day at the Arc of Yates included participating in sensitivity activities, touring Keuka Lake School and the program facility, and sharing lunch with individuals at the Center for Lifelong Learning.

March is Disabilities Awareness Month

  • 20 March 2017
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March is Disabilities Awareness Month
 Each March we take the opportunity to recognize the approximately 4 million Americans who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Locally, the Arc of Yates supports over 400 individuals with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities in our community

DRIVE Students complete Field Period, create video

Students in the College Pathways program produced a video of the month-long experience at Cumming Nature Center

  • 16 February 2017
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DRIVE Students complete Field Period, create video
Students at DRIVE completed their college field period at Cumming Nature Center during the month of January.  They participated in outdoor activities, completed maintenance projects, and created items in the woodshop.

Local lawmakers, Arc representatives meet to discuss increased funding for direct support wages

  • 16 December 2016
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Local lawmakers, Arc representatives meet to discuss increased funding for direct support wages
Assemblyman Chris Friend, left, Senator Tom O’Mara, Arc of Schuyler Executive Director Jeannette Frank, Arc of Chemung Executive Director Michael Doherty, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Arc of Yates Chief of Staff Mary Mansfield, and Arc of Steuben Executive Director Bernie Burns met to discuss the need for increased funding from the state to cover wage increases for direct support professionals
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