The Arc of Chemung 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.
Family Reimbursement - 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.
To apply for reimbursement for the services listed, please contact the Family Supports Administrative Assistant, Rebecca Frank, by calling 607.734.6151 ext. 149 or email FrankRM@arcofchemung.org.