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“Blingo” fund-raiser to benefit people with disabilities

Those looking to enjoy a fun night out while supporting people with disabilities should plan to attend the second annual Sassy Baggs & Beyond “Blingo” fund-raiser Wednesday, February 21. The event will be held at The Resource Center’s administrative offices at 200 Dunham Avenue in Celoron. Doors will open at 6:00, with the Blingo games [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Resource Center recognizes long-time employees

The Resource Center honored 144 employees and board members when the agency held its 33rd annual Employee Service Recognition Luncheon. The event, held at the Lakewood Road and Gun Club, paid tribute to people who, during 2017, completed milestone years of service with The Resource Center, which has been supporting people with disabilities and their [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Resource Center presents annual staff awards

Jane Young and Tracey Johnson have received The Resource Center’s top employee honors for 2017. Young received the Joseph Trusso Jr. Employee of the Year Award for excelling in her job as Nursing Office Assistant. Mark Morton, Assistant Executive Director for Employee Relations, described Jane as being a “wonderful asset” in that role. “She is willing [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Nancy Barr plays key role in hiring direct care workers

By Mark Stevens Chances are that if someone has been hired as a direct care worker at The Resource Center within the last eight months, he or she has encountered Nancy Barr. Nancy is a self-advocate who has been receiving supports from TRC for several decades. Last spring, she was hired to serve on the panel that [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Marie Carrubba honored by state advocacy group

Marie Carrubba, Esq., a longtime member of The Resource Center’s Board of Directors, has been honored for her volunteer efforts on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities. Marie recently received a certificate of appreciation from The Arc New York’s Guardianship Program. The group gave Marie the honor in recognition of her involvement with TRC’s Guardianship Committee. Some [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

TRC raises money for Fredonia Fire Department

Staff and residents of a home operated by The Resource Center recently donated more than $200 to the Fredonia Fire Department. The money represents the proceeds of an ongoing fund-raising effort by the home. To the joy of residents and staff, several Fredonia firefighters arrived via fire engine at TRC’s home on Water Street. Firefighters [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

TRC and Community Foundation announce partnership

Since being established in 1994, TRC Foundation has supported thousands of people with disabilities and their families by awarding more than $1 million in grants. A new partnership with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will only improve on that positive track record. After more than a year of planning, officials from The Resource Center, TRC Foundation and [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Resource Center honors veterans

The Resource Center took time Thursday, November 9, to thank TRC employees and others who have served in the Armed Forces. The eighth annual Veterans Day luncheon was held at The Resource Center’s administrative offices on Dunham Avenue in Celoron. The program was led by Mark Morton, Assistant Executive Director of Employee Relations. “It’s important to [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Dr. Dawn Columbare joins TRC’s Board of Directors

Dr. Dawn Columbare was elected to The Resource Center’s Board of Directors at the agency’s annual membership meeting. Dr. Columbare will serve a two-year term. She replaced Richard Koerner, who stepped down after serving on the Board for three years. Currently working as a nursing education consultant, Dr. Columbare retired from Jamestown Community College in [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Report, petition urge Governor Cuomo to fix the housing crisis affecting people with developmental disabilities

The Keep the Promise Family Coalition has issued a report to Governor Andrew Cuomo on the current residential crisis affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York State. Thousands of people are waiting for their own homes, and many are in immediate need of residential opportunities. Click here to read the report.  The Keep the Promise [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Alert, News, Support / Advocacy|0 Comments