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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DSP Week

DSP Week

During the week of September 10th, the Arc of Yates joined other organizations across the country in celebrating Direct Support Professionals (DSP) week. The week-long celebration recognizes the dedication and contributions of DSP’s and the vital role they play in making a difference to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

 

The Direct Support Professionals at the Arc of Yates report that their ability to enhance the lives of others is tremendously rewarding.  “I made a difference in my life when I made a difference in theirs” reported one DSP.  Caregivers will attest that these staff members are like family to the individuals they support, and it is not unusual for Direct Support Professionals to work with the same individuals for most of their careers.

 

At the Arc of Yates, it is an honor to recognize and express appreciation for our Direct Support Professional staff and the inspiring work they do.  It is because of their skill, commitment and significant efforts that we positively impact the individuals that we support and our community at large
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