This list includes community organizations who offer resources such as legal advice, senior programming, wellness services, housing assistance, and more!
"Established in 2005, the Arab-American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) of WNY is a non-profit organization that was created to promote understanding and the bonds of faith and friendship between members of the Arab American community and people of other nationalities and cultures living within America."
"The Buffalo Urban League continues to move forward, connecting this growth to some of the most challenged communities in the Buffalo-Niagara region. As we reflect on our past, we use this experience to build a better future for people in the Buffalo-Niagara region; a better future where every individual has opportunities to realize their full potential and enjoy a quality of life in this community."
Emotional Support Hotline: Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-6:30pm. Free and confidential.
Family Preservation and Support resources
"West Side Community Services fosters the stability, security, and well-being of our vibrant and dynamic community by engaging, connecting, and supporting its residents." Youth, family, and senior programming.
"The mission of the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. (CHCB) is to provide quality, culturally sensitive, preventive and primary health care to the underserved of our community through state of the art clinical and business practices in a clinical teaching environment that promotes wellness and address health disparities."
Youth programming, senior programming, health and wellness services.
"FeedMore WNY’s mission is to offer dignity, hope and a brighter future by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to our Western New York neighbors in need."
"GLYS provides a safe and positive environment for LGBTQ+ youth to learn more about themselves through peer interaction and educational experiences. The organization creates opportunities for emotional growth and community awareness."
"JFMF promotes justice for migrant families by providing support to individuals in the federal detention facility in Batavia, information and resources to families in the community, and advocacy both within and beyond the local community."
"The Matt Urban Center has been proudly serving East Buffalo, the Town of Cheektowaga and West Seneca for the past 45 years. We continue to fulfill our mission of revitalizing neighborhoods, serve families and change lives by bringing together public and private resources in an effort to assist community residents in becoming self-sustaining."
"Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) is a nonprofit urban farm located on Buffalo's West Side. MAP employs youth year round and teaches them job readiness and leadership skills through farming, our Mobile Market, kitchen and nutrition education, as well as food policy and civic engagement."
"Partnership for the Public Good is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement."
"Peaceprints of WNY is a nationally recognized leader in reentry services, embodying the collaborative strength of over 40 years of dedicated work by two leading WNY nonprofit prison ministries - Hope of Buffalo, Inc. and Cephas Attica, Inc."
"At PUSH we mobilize residents to create strong neighborhoods with quality, affordable housing, expand local hiring opportunities, and advance economic justice in Buffalo."
"The mission of the Say Yes Buffalo partnership is to remove barriers to educational attainment, workforce participation and economic mobility for students in public and charter schools in Buffalo, NY. Our collective impact partnership, centered on racial equity and inclusion, provides a postsecondary tuition promise and cradle to career comprehensive supports to increase the rates of high school and postsecondary completion and the achievement of fulfilling professional employment."
"Any Cheektowaga resident (including the Village of Sloan, Depew, west of Transit Road), age 60 plus or married to someone 60 plus is eligible to join our Center. There is no “membership fee”, just a simple registration form to fill out. Non-resident guests are welcome at many of our Programs and events—call our office at 686-3930 or stop in for more details."
"To ensure all members of our community receive the full range of civil legal services including “non-traditional” legal assistance like policy advocacy and legal education."
Small Business Legal Clinic, Evictions, Civil Legal Advice & Resource Office, and more.