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 hosts Kid's Day to showcase agency to school-aged children

Children of Arc of Yates employees had the opportunity to tour the facility and learn what their parents do

  • 1 April 2016
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Arc of Yates hosts Kid's Day to showcase agency to school-aged children

“What does my mom or dad do all day long when they’re at work?” 

That was the question that 33 children of Arc of Yates employees learned the answer to yesterday during “Kid’s Day.”  The day-long program offered children a look into the inner workings of the Agency as they toured the facilities, completed sensitivity activities, and shared lunch with the individuals in the Vocational Education program. 

Keuka Lake School celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday

Students welcomed guest readers and the Cat in the Hat into their classrooms

  • 31 March 2016
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Keuka Lake School celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday
Students at Keuka Lake School celebrated the “Cat in the Hat” author’s birthday on Wednesday with storybook readings from special guests, a visit from the Cat in the Hat, and sampling Green Eggs and Ham.

Letter from the President and CEO

Daniele Lyman

  • 23 March 2016
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Daniele LymanMarch is a busy month for the Arc of Yates as we celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, launch our 2016 Membership Campaign, and plan for a busy summer of fundraising events.

 

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, celebrated across the country in March, is a valuable reminder that people with disabilities are valuable, contributing members of our community who have much to offer and a desire to participate.

DRIVE ends expriential learning period at Cumming Nature Center with special event and tour

The students of DRIVE spent the month of January volunteering at the South Bristol nature center

  • 23 March 2016
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While many of their fellow Keuka College classmates traveled home for winter break, participants in the D.R.I.V.E. Program moved their experiential learning 45-minutes away to Cumming Nature Center.  The South Bristol nature center played host to the 26 students who participated in classes, volunteered at the welcome desk, and completed maintenance and small-scale construction projects.

Arc of Yates receives grant for Electronic Health Records

The grant from the Office of Mental Health is for $49,000.

  • 17 March 2016
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The Arc of Yates was notified this week that they have been awarded a grant in the amount of $49,842.  The Non-Profit Behavioral Health/Developmental Disability Providers Health Information Technology Investment Program grant was awarded through the New York State Office of Mental Health and will be used to implement an Electronic Health Records system for the Agency.

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