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

    The Resource Center has reaffirmed its standing as one of the region’s healthiest employers. The Resource Center recently was named the healthiest employer in Western New York among extra-large businesses (those employing more than 875 people) in Buffalo Business First magazine’s annual competition.  This marked the fifth time in six years The Resource Center has [...]

    TRC accepting nominations for Ability Awareness Awards

    Nominations are being accepted for The Resource Center’s 2021 Ability 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 contributions [...]

    Six people graduate from first “Invest U” class

    Six area residents have become the first graduates of a program aimed at helping people analyze the impacts of poverty on their lives and develop strategies to build their resources for more prosperous lives and to improve our community. The six – Jamestown residents Verna Dickinson, Ashley Martin, Raymond L. Pryce, and Joseph Tucker; Dawn [...]

    Families of people with disabilities should attend TRC’s Annual Meeting June 7

    The current staffing crisis affecting The Resource Center and other disability service providers across New York State will be the main topic of discussion when The Resource Center holds its annual General Membership Meeting on Monday, June 7. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Due to safety COVID-19, the meeting will be held via [...]

    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 [...]

    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 – [...]

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    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