By Mark Stevens From cruising Chautauqua Lake in a pontoon boat to singing "Sweet Caroline" around a roaring fire, dozens of people with developmental disabilities recently enjoyed an exciting few days at the YMCA's Camp Onyahsa in Dewittville. "It was a tremendous success. I can't say enough about our staff and Camp Onyahsa staff. It [...]
A holiday tradition will come earlier this year when Toys for Tots holds its annual kickoff fund-raiser Saturday, September 16. Posing together to promote the Toys for Tots fund-raiser are, from left, Adam Rohler and Scott Lumia of TPT; Jason Williams of The Lights of Broadway; Patrick Smeraldo, independent service coordinator with Chautauqua Connections [...]
The Resource Center offers Self-Advocacy groups for both Northern and Southern Chautauqua County. Self-Advocacy is designed for people with developmental disabilities to share and voice their concerns regarding social issues that affect their lives.
Self-Directed Services is an OPWDD initiative that provides a person and his or her family the opportunity to make decisions about what supports and services they need to enjoy meaningful relationships.
The Resource Center offers Community Habilitation to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live independently in the community. The Community Habilitation service is designed to promote and enhance independent living skills.
The third annual Lip Sync Battle fund-raiser to support people with disabilities will take place Friday, August 18, at Shawbucks in downtown Jamestown. Money raised through the Lip Sync Battle will be donated to TRC Foundation’s Mark Pacheco WOW Fund. The WOW Fund (WOW stands for Working on Wonders) awards money to people with special [...]
Nominations are being accepted for The Resource Center’s 29th annual Disability Awareness and Recognition Awards. Every year, people with disabilities in Chautauqua County make tremendous strides in their quest to lead productive, meaningful lives. And every day, they are supported in their efforts by a wide segment of the community that appreciates and values the [...]
As the head of an organization that is one of Chautauqua County’s largest employers as well as being one of the biggest non-profit organizations in the region, Denise Jones is one of the area’s most influential people. That recognition recently was reaffirmed when Denise was named to Buffalo Business First magazine’s 2017 list of the [...]
Paintings created by artists with disabilities at The Resource Center have been included in a state-wide exhibition. Works by Randy Lake, Taynisha Lynch and Scott Naetzker are featured in the 13th annual Voice! exhibition. The show, which is on display in the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building at the State University College [...]
Outgoing Board member Richard Koerner receives a painting from Executive Director Denise Jones in appreciation for his years of service on the Board. The painting was created by Scott Schriber in TRC’s Traumatic Brain Injury Program in Dunkirk. R. Michael Goldman, Esq., was reelected President of The Resource Center’s Board of Directors at [...]