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 Priscilla Jakupca, Guardianship Coordinator at (315) 536–7447 or pjakupca@arcofyates.org.

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Arc of Yates Welcomes Executive Director

Arc of Yates Welcomes Executive Director

The Arc of Yates Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Agency has entered into an agreement with Arc of Seneca Cayuga for the services of Executive Director, Mr. Allen Connely effective August 7th.  Board Chair Michele Howland noted "We are fortunate to bring Mr. Connely into the Arc of Yates community.  Our agreement with the Arc of Seneca Cayuga to share his vision and leadership is an ideal strategy to strengthen and broaden the scope of services we provide. "

 

Connely began his professional career in the international business arena where he held senior management roles for the Amway Corporation.  Having worked in over 20 countries, upon his return to the states Connely began his own company, supplying quality assurance inspection services to the automotive industry.  Prior to his current role he served as the Executive Vice President of Keystone Independence Management, a Pennsylvania based non-profit organization that offers management and leadership services to non-profit organizations.  While at Keystone he consistently demonstrated the ability to ensure sustainability of non-profit organizations as well as providing jobs for the people they support.  During his tenure at Arc of Seneca Cayuga he has proven to be a dynamic, innovative leader who demonstrates compassion for the individuals served by the Agency. 

 

As Executive Director, Mr. Connely will oversee 175+ employees who are committed to providing opportunities to persons with intellectual and development disabilities.  “I am very excited about being part of the Arc of Yates.  I look forward to getting to know everyone at the Arc and in the community” noted Connely.  The Board of Directors is confident that together with its dedicated staff, Mr. Connely will maintain and grow the excellence of the Agency’s service offerings.

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