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    Blood oath: Mother, daughter make pact to give the gift of life

    The mother-daughter team of Debbie and Courtney Rapp are committed to donating blood at The Resource Center as a gesture of love for a family member. Several years ago Louise Young, who was Deb’s mom and Courtney’s grandmother, developed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The illness required Louise to undergo blood transfusions every few weeks. Deb, [...]

    Beth Jermain and Jessica Smith honored for efforts

    Two Resource Center employees have been recognized for their efforts in supporting people with disabilities to enjoy self-directed lives. Beth Jermain, Support Option Administrator, and Jessica Smith, Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Systems Coordinator, were among those honored when Buffalo Business First magazine presented its second annual IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Awareness) Awards last Thursday.  [...]

    KeyBank pledges $200,000 to develop new home for The Resource Center’s art program

    People with disabilities will have the opportunity to express themselves through art thanks to KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation. Officials at The Resource Center recently announced they have received a $200,000 commitment from KeyBank in partnership with First Niagara.  The money will be used to create the Edgewater Art House, which will be the [...]

    The Resource Center again named one of region’s Healthiest Employers

    After a one-year absence, The Resource Center again sits atop the list of the region’s healthiest employers. The Resource Center recently was named the healthiest employer in Western New York among large businesses (those employing more than 500 people) in Buffalo Business First magazine’s annual competition.  This marked the fourth time in five years The [...]

    Celebration of Life to take place January 29

    TRC self-advocates who passed away last year will be remembered at our annual William Haenggi Celebration of Life on Friday, January 29. The event will honor people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who received Residential supports from The Resource Center and who died between October 1, 2019, and December 31, 2020. Because of the pandemic, [...]

    TRC Community Health Center earns recognition for patient-centered focus

    TRC Community Health Center’s commitment to the health of its patients has earned the Jamestown medical provider recognition from the New York State Department of Health. TRC Community Health Center’s Primary Care Office was recently recognized as a New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Each year since 2011, The Resource Center has been recognized [...]

    On Giving Tuesday, TRC raising money for technology to assist people with disabilities during pandemic

    On Giving Tuesday, make a gift to help people with special needs stay connected during the pandemic! December 1 is “Giving Tuesday,” a day when people all over the world are encouraged to make donations to support worthwhile causes. This year, The Resource and the “Dream On” Kathy Seastedt Memorial Fund are focused on raising [...]

    Virtual Ability Awareness Awards Celebration scheduled

    Everyone is invited to join our virtual celebration when we present the 32nd annual Ability Awareness Awards on Friday, November 20. Because of the pandemic, we couldn't old a large, in-person celebration this year to honor this year's award recipients. Instead, the awards were presented over the course of five small luncheons. Those events were [...]

    By |November 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

    2020 Ability Awareness Award recipients announced

    The Resource Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its 32nd annual Ability Awareness Awards. The awards recognize people with disabilities who have made significant accomplishments, as well as TRC employees, community members and businesses that have improved the lives of people with disabilities. This year’s award recipients are: Advocate of the Year – [...]

    By |September 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

    Woman organizes autism walk, raises $10,000 for TRC

    As a professional pastry chef, Dory Matwijkow likely would appreciate these ingredients for a successful fund-raising event: 1 heart full of love for your son Strong passion for a cause Deep commitment to making a project succeed Dozens of family members and friends who want to support you Dory combined these ingredients into her own [...]

    By |September 29th, 2020|News|1 Comment

    The Resource Center honors outstanding Direct Support Professionals

    The Resource Center recently observed Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week by honoring employees who have done an exemplary job of helping people with disabilities to lead meaningful lives. TRC held its annual Everyday Heroes Celebration on September 16 at its administrative offices on Dunham Avenue in Celoron.  The event honored five direct support professionals who [...]

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    The Resource Center holds Annual Meeting, Election

    Patricia Perlee was re-elected President of The Resource Center’s Board of Directors during the agency’s annual General Membership Meeting. Also re-elected as officers for the Board’s 2020-21 term were Richard Erickson, Vice President; Marie Carrubba, Esq., Secretary; and Craig Colburn, Treasurer. Elected to two-year Board terms were Timothy Adam, Douglas Anderson, Donna Haenggi, Dr. Todd [...]

    The Resource Center awarded $26,000 in grants from NYSARC Trust Services

    The Resource Center has been awarded $26,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support TRC’s guardianship and recreation programs. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts and pooled trusts that improve the lives of people with disabilities by enabling them to maintain eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government [...]

    TRC launches online career development academy for Direct Support Professionals

    The Resource Center has implemented the latest initiative supporting its status as a national leader in the development of direct support professional career ladders with the launch of the NADSP E-Badge Academy. For more than a decade, TRC has worked with NADSP (the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals) to provide opportunities for eligible employees [...]

    Fund-raiser to benefit WOW Fund

    The pandemic has forced the cancellation of this year’s Mark Pacheco WOW Fund Lip Sync Battle fund-raiser, but area residents still have an opportunity to support the fund. The sixth annual Lip Sync Battle had been scheduled to take place in August at the Celoron Legion.  Because the popular event draws a standing-room-only audience of [...]