The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), is announcing the unfortunate news that a person supported by the agency passed away due to complications related to COVID-19. The person lived in a residential setting in the Massena area, but had been hospitalized recently. The agency continues to ensure safety protocols and precautions are in place for all or our residents and staff.
To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, (www.thearcjslc.org), a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, has been awarded $78,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence’s guardianship and recreation programs.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), recently held their Annual Meeting to elect the officers for the Board of Directors, as well as honor staff members, volunteers, and individuals supported by the agency. The 2020-2021 elected officers for The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence Board of Directors are as follows: Jackie Sauter, President; Jennifer VanReenen; and Joanne Rhode Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), has positions available for staff to work on Federal contracts at Fort Drum. The agency is currently hiring for roles such as: Occupational Trainer, Food Service Workers, and Janitors to work at the 10th Mountain Division. All interested candidates may apply at www.thearcjslc.org/employment.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that their Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center received confirmation that a student tested positive for COVID-19. The program’s management team is working in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Health, which is currently performing the contact tracing process pursuant to their protocols.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s (www.thearcjslc.org), Board of Directors and management team recognized staff members celebrating a milestone for longevity in service during the 2020 virtual annual meeting.
In honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that Jerry Sharlow of Massena was awarded the distinction of “William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer,” from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID.)
The Foundation of St. Lawrence NYSARC (www.thearcjslc.org), is holding a virtual walk to promote awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders in place of the standard in-person, annual event in an effort to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Walkers may participate in their own community now until the Facebook Ceremony set for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The event will feature WWNY-TV’s Jeff Cole and may be accessed at www.facebook.com/thearcjslc.
Out of concern for the safety and well-being of our friends, families and staff, Sunset on the Shore will be canceled this year. Please join us next year Saturday, May 15, 2021.