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    Please click on the media interviews below to learn more about The Resource Center!

    Transition Services at TRC

    Listen as Faith Baker, Employment Services Administrator, and Mike Sandquist, Employment Habilitation Specialist, discuss the transition services The Resource Center offers to students and young adults with disabilities, to prepare them for future employment.  Recorded on May 27, 2021.

    Jane Young – 40-year Employee at TRC

    Listen as Jane Young discusses aspects of her 40-year career with The Resource Center.  Recorded on May 6, 2021.

    Manufacturing Job Fair

    Rosie Feaster, The Resource Center’s Talent Manager, discusses an upcoming job fair for people interested in joining the team at our Jamestown manufacturing center to produce items for the federal government.  If you can’t make the job fair, that’s OK – you can apply for a job anytime by clicking here.  Recorded on April 29, 2021.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Dennis Webster talks with Jon DeSantis, Staff Development Specialist and Wellness Coach, who discusses the American Red Cross blood drive The Resource Center will host at our Dunham Avenue building in Friday, April 23.  Recorded on April 22, 2021.

    Primary Care Reading Session

    Jennifer Champ, Manager of the James Prendergast Library, discusses the library’s “Storytime in Our Community” Facebook Live event that took place April 14 at The Resource Center.  Library officials came to our TRC Community Health Center to meet with Steve Riczker, our Medical Practice Manager, and learn about the services available at our Primary Care Clinic.  They then read a fun story about Maud the Koala’s trip to the doctor’s office.  Recorded on April 15, 2021.

    Step Up for Autism

    In this heartwarming interview, Dory Matwijkow talks about her son Austin, who is on the autism spectrum and lives in one of our homes.  Dory is a huge supporter of our annual Step Up for Autism walk.  When we couldn’t hold the event last year due to the pandemic, Dory organized her own autism awareness walk and donated the proceeds to us.  Dory also is a professional pastry chef, and throughout the year she bakes and sells delicious treats under the name Austin’s Angels and using the hashtag #bakingforautism, and she donates the proceeds to our Step Up for Autism event.  Recorded on April 1, 2021.

    GROW Jamestown Garden Fair

    Dennis Webster talks with Robin Kestler, Direct Support Professional, discusses how staff and people with disabilities at The Resource Center are involved in the annual GROW Jamestown Garden Fair.  Robin also discusses how the pandemic has affected the operations of our Day Habilitation Programs. Recorded on March 23, 2021.

    Sassy Baggs Blingo Fundraiser

    Dennis Webster talks with Victoria Trass Bardo, Development and Events Manager for Filling the Gap, Inc., to discuss the upcoming Blingo fund-raiser that will feature a daily prize drawing for 20 days in April.  Proceeds from this event will benefit our Mark Pacheco WOW (Working on Wonders) Fund, which supports people with disabilities to enjoy awesome experience. Recorded on March 16, 2021.

    IDEA (Independence, Diversity, Equity, Awareness) Award

    Beth Jermain and Jessica Smith speak with host Dennis Webster about the IDEA (Independence, Diversity, Equity, Awareness) Award they received from Buffalo Business First magazine in recognition of the success they’ve had in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have their voices be heard and to lead self-directed lives. Recorded on March 11, 2021.

    TRC Dental Job Fair

    Dennis Webster interviews Lisa Smrekar, Dental Practice Manager, discusses the growth of The Resource Center’s dental operations in Jamestown and Dunkirk.  As a result, TRC will hold a job fair Thursday, March 4, from 10:00 to noon at 896 East Second Street in Jamestown as we look to hire new dental hygienists and other professionals to join our team. Recorded on March 3, 2021.

    Manufacturing Job Openings

    Dennis Webster interviews Dan Micek, Production Superintendent, to discuss our current job openings for people interested in becoming commercial sewers, performing work for the federal government.  Dan also discusses the manufacturing services The Resource Center can provide to local businesses. Recorded on February 25, 2021.

    LPN Job Openings

    Dennis Webster interviews Michele Albaugh, Director of Recruitment and Staff Learning & Development, and Rosie Feaster, Talent Manager, who discuss our current job openings for Licensed Practical Nurses.  We offer a $1,000 commitment bonus, a generous Paid Time Off plan, tuition reimbursement, and the opportunity for career advancement.. Recorded on February 18, 2021.

    TRC Facilities Management

    Dennis Webster interviews Jason Basile, our new Director of Facilities Maintenance, discusses the role of The Resource Center’s Maintenance team in ensuring the smooth operation of TRC’s 40-plus facilities. Recorded on February 11, 2021.

    TRC Environmental Services COVID Cleaning

    Dennis Webster interviews Dan Micek, Production Supervisor, discusses the ability of The Resource Center’s Environmental Services janitorial crew to provide deep disinfecting and sanitizing services using the Clorox Total 360 System.  We are making this technology available to local businesses during this time of COVID. Recorded on February 4, 2021.

    YMCA Camp Onyahsa

    Dennis Webster interviews Jon O/Brien, the Director of the Jamestown YMCA’s Camp Onyahsa.  Every year, Jon and his camp counselors collaborate with our staff to provide a camp program for dozens of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Camp Onyahsa received our 2020 Community Partnership Award for developing a way to safely hold camp during the pandemic, enabling self-advocates at The Resource Center to continue to enjoy the camp experience. Recorded on January 29, 2021.

    The Resource Center Blood Drive

    Dennis Webster welcomes Jon DeSantis, Staff Development Specialist and Certified Wellness Coach, who discusses the blood drive The Resource Center hosted recently.  Recorded on January 14, 2021.

    Mental Health Counseling Services at the School-Based Health Center

    Dennis Webster welcomes Abbey Bloomquist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, discusses the mental health counseling services The Resource Center provides in  the School-Based Health Center it operates at Jamestown High School.  Recorded on January 7, 2021.

    Medication-Assisted Treatment

    Dennis Webster welcomes Laurie Fenton, a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, to discuss the benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for people challenged by opiate addiction.  Recorded on December 31, 2020

    Toys for Tots Final Numbers Update

    Dennis Webster and Terri Johnson discuss this year’s Marine Toys for Tots drive.  Thanks to the generosity of the Chautauqua County community, we were able to provide toys to a record 4,365 children and run a successful campaign despite the challenges brought by the pandemic. Recorded on December 23, 2020

    Health Homes

    Dennis Webster interviews Thad Lund, Manager of our Health Home Program, who discusses the care coordination services available to people challenged by mental illness so that they are able to become independent in the community.  You’ll hear how, with the proper supports, a person went from living in a storage unit to being able to have their own apartment.  Recorded on December 17, 2020

    Toys for Tots Update

    Dennis Webster interviews Terri Johnson providing an update on this year’s Marine Toys for Tots drive.  Recorded on December 10, 2020

    Peer Supports

    Dennis Webster interviews Amanda Hales, Mental Health Clinician, discusses the peer supports that can be provided to people in their own homes through The Resource Center’s Home and Community-Based Services, and touches on the challenges faced by mental health service providers and their clients during the pandemic.  Recorded on December 3, 2020

    Toys for Tots

    Dennis Webster interviews Terri Johnson, one of the coordinators of our annual Marine Toys for Tots drive, who provides an update on this year’s campaign.  Recorded on November 26, 2020

    Ability Awareness Awards

    As a preview for Friday’s virtual Ability Awareness Award Celebration, host Dennis Webster interviews our Advocate of the Year, Jennifer DeWolf, and Wendy Wilcox, who received the Community Support Award.  Recorded on November 19, 2020

    Step Up for Autism Fundraiser

    Dennis Webster is joined by Vicky Bardo, Development and Events Manager at Filling the Gap, and Kris Trubic, Production Administrator at Monofrax in Falconer, discuss the charity bowling tournament Monofrax will hold at Jamestown Bowling Company this Saturday to benefit our Step Up for Autism initiative.  Kris also talks about the unique manufacturing work performed by Monofrax, which has a 70-year history in our area.  Recorded on November 10, 2020

    TRC Community Health Center

    Dennis Webster is joined by Amber Sigular, Patient Access Navigator, discussing the services available through TRC Community Health Center.  Recorded on November 5, 2020

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Dennis Webster is joined by Terri Johnson, Director of Employment and Community-Based Services, to discuss how TRC works with area businesses to employee persons with disabilities.  Recorded on October 29, 2020

    Physical Therapy Month

    Dennis Webster is joined by TRC Physical Therapist, Cain Sonney, to discuss the advantages of physical therapy.  Recorded on October 22, 2020

    Mental Health Awareness Week Continued

    Dennis Webster further discuss Mental Health Week by speaking with more of TRC’s professional clinicians.  Recorded on October 15, 2020

    Mental Health Awareness Week

    Nicole Mucheck and Dennis Webster discuss Mental Health Week by speaking with some of TRC’s professional clinicians.  Recorded on October 8, 2020

    Toys for Tots & First “Friyay” at Southern Tier Distillery

    Heather Brown and Dennis Webster discuss the upcoming Toys for Tots Toy Drive and TRC’s First Friyay event at Southern Tier Distillery.  Recorded on October 1, 2020

    Step Up for Autism

    Victoria Trass Bardo and Dennis Webster discuss the upcoming Step Up for Autism event that is going virtual this year.  Recorded on September 21, 2020


    What people say

    Patricia Sharp, Community Helping Hands Office Manager

    “We are extremely grateful for The Resource Center or any group that donates or volunteers, because we serve a lot of people in need in the community.”

    Jim Maione, Director of Distribution, Southern Tier Brewing Company

    “Southern Tier Brewing Company is happy to bring jobs back to the local economy. Our relationship is important with The Resource Center because it gives us an opportunity to provide meaningful work to people with disabilities. Additionally, they are providing a wonderful service for us.”

    Amanda S. – Patient

    “The Resource Center’s Primary Care Staff have been helpful and responsive to my health concerns. I am able to see my provider the same day I contact the office with a need.”

    Mike Richner, Manufacturing Manager, Dahlstrom Roll Form

    “I’ve used the clients at The Resource Center in the past and their quality is excellent and their work ethic is very good. The clients knew what the expected quality level was and where it needed to be.”