Mari Howard to receive prestigious C-Level leadership award

Mari Howard, president and CEO or the ReHabilitaton Center and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara,  has been a visionary and driving force behind the ReHabilitation Center’s rise as an emerging leader among NYSARC chapters in the state and vital collaborative partner in the Western New York community.

     Her significant achievements have been well noted by other leaders in the Western New York business community. Most recently, she has been named among 20 of Western New York’s most effective business leaders by Business First. She will be presented with the prestigious C-Level award at Buffalo 612,’ the newspaper’s sixth annual awards luncheon on October 19 in Buffalo.

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Walmart stands out as employer of people with disabilities

Walmart shines in Olean as an employer of people with disabilities

Walmart employees from the ReHab Center Nate Sledge and Bernie Snyder take a moment from carting to stand with Mary Coss, Walmart’s Human Resources Director, in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month which runs throughout October.

The Rehab Center is proud to celebrate Walmart Supercenter in Olean for employing five people the Agency supports.  Thanks to Walmart’s commitment to the community as an employer of people with disabilities, it has helped each to reach greater independence in their lives, gain in self-confidence, and succeed on the job. Continue reading…

Congratulations to all our staff, continued . . .

Nancy Ogden, Supervisor of Linwood Center

Nancy is supervisor of the Linwood Center which is the Agency’s senior community center. She began her career with the Agency close to 27 years ago working at the Children’s Intermediate Care Facility on Fall Road.

Then, from 2000 to 2003, she was a Direct Support Professional at Osgood residence. In 2003 she accepted a position as a day care assistant at the Linwood Center, then managed by Cattaraugus County and operated in the former Allegany High School.

Eight years later, the Linwood Center merged with the ReHab Center and Nancy found herself back at the ReHab Center.

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Congratulations to all our staff for Staff Appreciation Week!

All our staff make it possible for the ReHab Center to support more than 850 people with disabilities across three counties. 

They get up every day and go to work to support our people in a million different ways, but always with the intention to do their best to ensure that each will reach their goals and gain even a small measure of independence that day.

And, if they aren’t in a position to provide direct support, they support those who do. Together, we are the team that makes our mission such a great success.

Without them there would be no ReHab Center, no home and day services for Billy Jo or the many others who attend Day Hab, Community Hab, LifeSkills, the Youth Residence, 18 residencies, supportive apartments, seniors in the Linwood Center, Medicaid support services SubCon Industries, InTandem Solutions, Employment Connection, and the young and old throughout the community who need and receive our support.

As one of the largest employers in Olean, without each of our 484 staff members, the economic, social and cultural quality of the area would not be as significant or profound. 

The Rehab Center thanks all our staff for making us an awesome, flourishing place, creating beautiful lives for many who might never have found the enrichment and means to greater independence the Agency offers them.

The following individuals were named by their supervisors and managers for their exceptional service and commitment. But, that equally applies to each of our fantastic, caring staff.

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Fly Away Giveaway Raffle

Win A Trip or Cash!

GRAND PRIZE – Fly Away Getaway:

(2) Round Trip jetBlue Airline Tickets & $300 Rental Car Certificate

1st Prize: $100    2nd Prize: $50



1 for $5 -or- 3 for $10

Get them at one of our three buildings:
  • Rehabilitation Center Admin Building: 1439 Buffalo Street, Olean, NY 14760
  • Subcon Olean: 338 N 15th St, Olean, NY 14760
  • Allegany Building: 3799 South 9 Mile Rd., Allegany, NY

Can’t stop in but want a ticket?

Contact The Rehabilitation Foundation:

716-375-4720 ext. 562


Drawing will be held on November 5th, 2016 at our Comedy Night Event. You do not need to be present to win. Winner will be contacted by phone and/or e-mail. * Certain Restrictions may apply. Tickets can be used for any domestic location where jetBlue flies*

Dine Out & Donate – Friday Chicken BBQ


At Tredway’s Famous Chicken BBQ on September 23rd

Tredway’s Pit Stop  – 904 West State Street Olean, NY

You dine out. They donate! Purchase a chicken dinner on Friday, September 23rd from Tredway’s Pit Stop, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Rehabilitation Foundation!

$10 Includes: 

1/2 chicken dinner, two homemade sides, roll and butter 

Side choices : applesauce, tomato/cucumber salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, salt potatoes, BBQ beans, coleslaw. 

Pre-sale tickets are encouraged, and include a ticket for our *dine-out door prize!

Purchase Pre-sale Tickets Below -or- at one of the following locations:

Rehab Admin: 1439 Buffalo Street, Olean  Rehab Allegany: 3799 South Nine Mile Rd., Allegany

Rehab Subcon: 338 N. 15th Street, Olean   Tredway’s: 904 W. State Street, Olean

Order Pick-up is from 11am-4pm at Tredway’s Pit Stop. Regular take-out orders are available from 11am until sold out! 

Fill out my online form.

Delivery is available for large group orders in the immediate area. Please contact us directly to place those orders.

*Our dine out door prize includes either a basket of picnic goodies, or items and certificates from local businesses!

Questions:   I  716-375-4730 ext. 562

Any purchase of a chicken dinner on Friday, September 23rd contributes to the Rehabilitation Foundation, and helps to support people with disabilities in the local area. Thank you for your support! Learn more here

Ways to Donate

Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. Our hope is to work with you to determine what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family and your charitable interests.

Make an Online Donation

If you would like The ReHab Foundation to contact you about personalized giving options, please contact us or call 716-375-4730 ext. 562

Annual Campaign

Your tax-deductible donation to our annual fund, allows the Rehabilitation Foundation to continue providing financial assistance to the Rehab Center’s supports, services and people, as they need it.

Donate to our Annual Fund

Gift in Tribute / Memorial

Celebrate a special occasion, honor family members and friends, remember special people or offer condolences with a gift to the Foundation. Your gift is tax deductible in accordance with the law.

Make an Online Gift in Tribute

Abigail V. Dulmus Holiday Endowment

This restricted fund within the endowment at the Rehabilitation Foundation has been Abbydesignated to provide an income to support annual holiday celebrations within the continuing day treatment programs Abby attended. In November 2008 the Abigail V. Dulmus Holiday Celebration Endowment was created by her family with an initial donation. This fund supports two things that she particularly loved – holidays and friends. The fund provides financial support for an array of CDT holiday celebrations throughout the year including Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Abby’s family chose this specific purpose because they knew how much joy she received from each and every holiday celebration and thought it would be a wonderful and fun way to honor her memory, and allow all of us to continue celebrating for her.

The beauty of this endowment is that Abby’s memory will continue in perpetuity to ensure a measure of celebration at holiday times that might not otherwise occur within these programs due to not-for-profit funding constraints. These modest holiday celebrations have a great meaning to those in Abby’s programs.

Donate Online to the Abby Fund

Barby Ried

Planned Giving

Please contact the Foundation directly to discuss planned giving opportunities. or 716375-4730 ext. 562


A bequest provides a gift to the Foundation  in your will. Donors who remember The ReHabilitation Foundation in their wills, allow us to continue to support The ReHab Center’s programs and services that go unfunded. A bequest is a simple way to provide for our future and can be done in many ways. You may arrange for us to receive:

  • a specific dollar amount
  • specified assets, such as securities or property
  • all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all other obligations (a residuary bequest)

Make an Online Donation

Barby Ried Social Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation

This fund was established in memory of Barbara “Barby” Ried, a longtime SubCon employee.

One of Barby’s favorite parts of SubCon was attending the holiday parties and social events, inspiring her siblings’ decision to establish this fund after her passing in June of 2016. The Barby Ried Social Fund will provide annual grants, of up to $1,000 per year, to the SubCon division for holiday/social/entertainment activities and events to enhance the working experience of SubCon employees.

Donate - Barby Ried Social Fund CRCF

We appreciate your generosity! Your gift allows us to carry out our mission of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities in the Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua County areas, every day. Learn More