AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

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.

SNVR Program Services

VR has a wide range of services that can be provided to our consumers. No two plans are identical as services are dependent on your abilities, needs, likes and interests. Each individual plan for employment (IPE) will be different from consumer to consumer. You are instrumental in helping to create your plan.

  • Assessments for determining eligibility and Vocational Rehabilitation needs
  • VR Counseling and Guidance
  • Referrals necessary to help applicants and eligible individuals secure needed services from other outside agencies
  • Vocational and other training services including books, tools and other training material.
  • Transportation including public transportation in connection with rendering of any vocational rehabilitation services
  • Interpreter services for individuals who are hearing impaired
  • Rehabilitation services for the visually impaired
  • Career development and assessments
  • Supported employment services to include job search, placement, on the job support and monitoring
  • Personal assistance services
  • Post-employment services
  • Occupational licenses, tools, equipment, initial stocks and supplies
  • Transition services for students with disabilities
  • Services to the family necessary to assist the individual with a disability
  • Culturally relevant classes, trainings and information
  • Client assistance programs (CAP)

Due to the new normal with the Covid-19 pandemic our emphasis will be on on-line learning. We will ensure you have all the tools necessary to accomplish your goals. Our VR Counselor will guide you through your plan and prepare you for the world of work.