Founded in 1919, Rochester Rehabilitation operates six innovative services in the rehabilitative areas of adaptive sports and inclusive recreation, employment and job support, driver evaluation and training, and mental health.
Throughout its history three values – work, wellness, and independence – have remained at the core of Rochester Rehabilitation. Working with a $10 million annual operating budget, the agency serves more than 3,500 people in the Greater Rochester area living with disabilities. The most obvious types of disabilities may be physical, cognitive, or “hidden” (such as epilepsy, arthritis, and diabetes), while others may result from a variety of causes such as stroke, injury, or multiple sclerosis (MS).
As the community continues to feel the effects of the nation’s economic distress, there’s an increased need for the rehabilitative services that Rochester Rehabilitation provides. Your support allows it to deliver on its values of work, wellness, and independence.
More than ever, self-paced learning and job search and placement resources can assist people in their quest to return to a positive and productive life. Our Virtual Resource Center, which provides computer, Internet and software access at two program locations, has helped over 350 people explore career options, improve job skills, and develop personally meaningful goals.
To many people, wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making good choices that are in our best interests. Wellness encompasses both the mental and physical aspects of life. Whether it’s learning to play golf after a stroke, taking job training classes, or getting one’s life back on track by setting personal goals, we have the programs and resources that can help increase your wellness.
Our mission is to maximize each person’s potential to lead a full and active life by breaking down barriers to success, developing visible solutions, and delivering quality services. We do this one life at a time, every day, every year.
Rochester Rehabilitation is proud to be one of the original founding members of the Al Sigl Community of Agencies – a collaborative partnership of nonprofits committed to making a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities. It’s also a United Way Donor Designated Agency.