The SNI GIS Department has put together a COVID-19 response website to ensure our community has access to timely and accurate information. Click here for the Seneca Nation Coronavirus Response Hub.

If you would like to join the Seneca Nation Emergency Notification System please click to learn more about the Regroup Messaging System.

As cases of COVID-19 increase in our area, remember that you or someone you encounter may have the virus and not know it or display symptoms. There are many ways to prevent infection and stop the spread. Whether you feel healthy or not- stay home, wash your hands often, and avoid close contact with people outside of your household (stay 6 feet apart).

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or have any concerns about your health, call your primary care provider to be assessed. Patients of the Lionel R. John Health Center can call (716) 945-5894 and patients of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center can call (716) 532-5582.

Seneca Nation Vocational Rehabilitation

What is Seneca Nation Vocational Rehabilitation (SNVR)?

Vocational Rehabilitation is a federally funded program provided by the U.S Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. The Seneca Nation has received this grant since 1998. Each grant provides funding for five years. SNVR was awarded another five-year grant. This cycle will run from 2019-2024.

Our Main Objective is; to be recognized as a leader in the provisions of VR services to help people with disabilities integrate into the workforce.

Our Mission is; to provide culturally appropriate services that will empower individuals with disabilities to achieve maximum employability, economic independence and integration in the work place and community.

Our VR Counselors will help you develop an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). This is your plan to get from point A to point B- with B being employed in the field you have chosen. The SNVR team will help with the development of the plan and put identified services in place that help you reach your goal.

Our VR Job Developer/Job Coach will assist in searching for job opportunities that are right for you, but you as the individual will need to make the effort to apply and interview for these jobs. They will then help you in the training process and after you have been successfully employed for 90 days.

SNVR is part of; Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation, INC (CANAR) which functions as a national platform for advocating the needs for effective rehabilitation service delivery for American Indians and Alaskan Natives with disabilities.

Seneca Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Links

  • SNVR Eligibility
  • SNVR Process
  • SNVR Journey
  • SNVR Program Services
  • SNVR Transitional Services
  • SNVR Traditional Services
  • SNVR Summer Newsletter
  • Links to Other VR Services