Don't Wait, Advocate!
As you may already know, Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a 6% cut across the board to voluntary, non-profit service providers. This reduction would go into affect on April 1 and have a profound influence on agencies serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilties.
Ontario ARC stands to lose $1.2 million of its annual operating budget.
First and foremost, our priority is to maintain the health and safety of the individuals we support. We do not anticipate this round of cuts will impact our priority and remain committed to providing the highest quality of services. But, we need your help.
This could be a devastating blow to our extensive system of support and could result in:
- Downsizing and closure of Ontario ARC programs
- Cuts in services available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Ontario County
- Reduction in our workforce resulting in staffing shortages and impacting the local economy
Contact your state legislator and let the know how these budget cuts will impact you or someone you love. We have also included letter to send by mail or e-mail.
It is our hope that you will contact your representatives quickly and encourage your friends and family members to do the same.
Families have fought too hard over the past fifty years to secure these vital services and programs that could wind up on the chopping block. Our agency is doing everything possible to fight these funding reductions and continue offering valuable supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.