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  • $55 Million in State budget to fund increases for Direct Support Professionals!

    Today at the New York State Capitol there was a #bfair2directcare campaign rally in a last push effort to encourage Governor Andrew Cuomo to include money in the State budget to provide DSP’s (Direct Support Professionals) with an increase in wages.  Advocacy can and does work! That the Governor himself showed up at the rally and announced the good news!  The legislature and the Governor hav... Learn More

  • Thank you, MetzWood Insurance!

    A big THANK YOU to MetzWood Insurance for the $700 donation to Coarc -- from their "Help Our Community" referral program. Pictured here are Matt Wood and Jeff Knight from MetzWood Insurance, and Pam Dusharm and Ken Stall from Coarc. Based in Columbia County and family-owned for four generations (since 1913), MetzWood supports charitable giving. Visit www.metzwood.com for more information. ... Learn More

  • Mark Harris, in the Employment Training Program

    Mark Harris was really liking his first day working at Coarc's gift shop Tradewinds on Friday - putting inventory away and starting to learn the cash register. He is in the Coarc Employment Training Program, which teaches individuals how to prepare for jobs in the community. His first impressions: "It's good - I like the store!" Gina Marcou, Mark's Job Coach, says "I love working with Mark. He ... Learn More

  • Amazon Smile – Give Back to Coarc at No Extra Cost to You

    Did you know there is a program that allows you to do your usual shopping but also give back to Coarc without costing you anything extra? The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time... Learn More