Tag Archives: Direct Support Professionals

Advocacy campaign successful! Workers to see pay raise

For almost a year, disability advocates have been repeating a simple but critically important message: that New York State needs to provide funding so that the people who support individuals with disabilities can earn a living wage. Months of hard work, rallies, protests, letters to the editor, media interviews, and publicity paid off March 28 […]

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Kelley Morton receives Agency-Wide Staff Award

Kelley Morton recently was honored by The Resource Center with its Agency-Wide Staff Appreciation Award for the first quarter of 2017. Kelley, a Service Coordinator at one of the homes The Resource Center operates, was chosen for the award because of the compassion and professionalism she has displayed in addressing the health care needs of […]

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Former TRC employee enlists in Army

By Mark Stevens A Tale of Two Siblings It was the best of times … and still is for 20-year-old Kaitlyn Reed of Jamestown and her 15-year-old brother, Vincent Ognibene. “We’re a bunch of goofballs,” said Kaitlyn. “We’ll play pranks on each other. We’re really close now.” It was the worst of times … back […]

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Urge Governor Cuomo to … BFair2DirectCare!

For almost a year, organizations serving people with developmental disabilities in New York State have been advocating for increased State funding to be put toward a wage increase for Direct Support Professionals – those employees who care for and support people with developmental disabilities at organizations like The Resource Center.  The advocacy campaign is called […]

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