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    Denise Jones ranked among WNY’s most powerful people

    Denise Jones has again been recognized as one of the most influential people in Western New York. Denise, The Resource Center’s Chief Executive Officer, is ranked No. 67 on Buffalo Business First’s “Power 250” list.  The list reflects those who, in Business First’s opinion, are the 250 most influential people in the eight-county region.  This [...]

    Filling the Gap awards $81,000 in grants

    Filling the Gap, Inc., has announced its 2021 grants, awarding $81,277 to support people with disabilities. Filling the Gap is a Jamestown-based not-for-profit that works with The Resource Center and other organizations to support Chautauqua County residents who are poor, distressed and underprivileged, especially people with disabilities.  Each year, Filling the Gap solicits grant requests [...]

    The Resource Center awarded $33,530 in grants from NYSARC Trust Services

    The Resource Center was awarded $33,530 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support TRC’s guardianship and recreation programs in 2021. 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 [...]

    TRC’s Kelly Dimitri included on annual “40 Under 40” list of WNY business leaders

    Kelly Dimitri, The Resource Center’s Chief Financial Officer, has received regional recognition. Kelly was selected for inclusion on this year’s Buffalo Business First “40 Under 40” list, which highlights the accomplishments of 40 business people under the age of 40 in the eight-county area of Western New York.  She and the other honorees were recognized [...]

    Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation supports The Resource Center’s employment initiative

    The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has awarded The Resource Center $5,000 to help expand TRC’s successful job-retention initiative to businesses in Dunkirk. The money will be used to bolster The Resource Center’s SAFER (Supporting and Facilitating Employment Retention) program.  SAFER provides supports to employers to improve worker retention, while supporting employees living in poverty to [...]

    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, [...]