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  • About The Resource Center (TRC)

    The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.

    The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.

    Our CEO

    Denise Jones – President & CEO – The Resource Center

    Mission Statement

    The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.

    The Resource Center is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders and family members who volunteer their time, experience and expertise to guide our agency in pursuing its mission.  The Resource Center is the Chautauqua County Chapter of The Arc New York.

    Statement of Beliefs

    • We believe every individual is unique.
    • We believe in respect for human dignity.
    • We believe in the inherent value of every individual.
    • We believe every individual has the right to make choices.
    • We believe every individual has their own unique contributions to make to the community.
    • We believe every individual has the opportunity for lifelong growth.
    • We believe in the right of all individuals to achieve maximum independence.
    • We believe individuals have the right to experience life to the fullest extent possible.
    • We believe the interests of people we serve come first.
    • We believe all individuals have the right to share in the resources and responsibilities of the community.
    • We believe “families,” friends and relationships are important to every individual.
    • We believe individuals should be encouraged to believe in themselves.

    200 Dunham Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701