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Special Announcement:

To maintain the health and safety of our staff and the people we support during the Coronavirus outbreak, The Resource Center has initiated the following actions effective Wednesday, March 18, until further decisions are made:

  • We are temporarily suspending services at our certified Day Habilitation Programs (located on Eighth Street, Harris Avenue and Jones & Gifford Avenue in Jamestown, and on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk), Day Habilitation Without Walls, and Community Pre-Vocational Services.
  • Our Residential sites will not be allowing visitors.
  • Community Habilitation and Self-Directed Services will be provided to people we support who reside in the community, to ensure they have needed supplies and services.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times.

Mission Statement for The Resource Center’s Day Services

The mission of The Resource Center’s Day Services is to support people with developmental disabilities in living a happy and healthy life by providing opportunities to learn and maintain skills; to participate and develop relationships in the community; and to identify and attain their valued outcomes.

Services Provided

The Day Services Department of The Resource Center is comprised of Day Habilitation Programs at five locations in Chautauqua County. Day Habilitation is a compilation of supports and services, outlined in a Day Habilitation Plan, to help individuals develop and attain life goals that they have identified as meaningful and desirable to them. Staff support is provided to assist individuals with daily life activities, skill development, and in achieving satisfying and rewarding connections and relationships
within their communities.

Admission Criteria/Eligibility Requirements

An individual can be admitted to the Day Habilitation program if he/she is age eighteen or over and has a developmental disability with a diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disability, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or neurological impairment, and possesses a deficit in adaptive behavior. Each individual must also have the capacity to participate in planned activities at a site other than his/her residence. Only individuals whose functional, developmental, and nursing needs can be met by the program will be admitted. Individuals must be enrolled or eligible for enrollment in the Home and Community Based Services Waiver program. Preference will be given to residents of Chautauqua County.


Day Services
Traumatic Brain Injury Structured Day Program


To obtain further information and/or apply for admission to the Day Programs, please use the following contact information or the form at the bottom of the page: The Resource Center
Central Intake Counselor 200 Dunham Avenue Jamestown, NY 14701 (716) 661-1058 1-800-205-6544


Program Hours Programs are open Monday thru Friday
Discovery Day Habilitation
Alternatives Day Habilitation
Michael J. Raymond Center 75 Jones and Gifford Avenue Jamestown, NY 14701 (716) 661-4800
Edgewater Day Habilitation 712 West Eighth Street Jamestown, NY 14701 (716) 661-1016
Travelers Day Habilitation
Dunkirk Day Habilitation
186 Lake Shore Drive West Dunkirk, NY 14048 (716) 366-8008
Senior Adult Day Habilitation 87 Harris Avenue Jamestown, NY 14701 (716) 661-4720 To leave a message during non-program hours, call (716) 661-1588 or 1-800-205-6544

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What people say

“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.”

Patricia Sharp, Community Helping Hands Office Manager

“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.”

Jim Maione, Director of Distribution, Southern Tier Brewing Company

“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.”

Amanda S. – Patient

“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.”

Mike Richner, Manufacturing Manager, Dahlstrom Roll Form