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Catholic Charities


Contact
412 Niagara St
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 854-3622


Description
Provides preventive services as requested through the Department of Social Services Child Protection Services referrals, specifically Kinship Preventive, Refugee Preventive and Traditional Preventive. Emergency assistance appointments include assistance with most basic needs food vouchers, food pantries referrals, Fresh Start packages, clothing, or help with filling out paperwork for our Spanish speaking clients.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm; to insure prompt service, call for an appointment.

Eligibility
Open to West Side and surrounding community residents.

Documents Required
Call for an appointment or walk in.

Area Served
Erie County

Hispanics United of Buffalo


Contact
254 Virginia St
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 856-7110


Description
Community services: advocacy & information regarding social services, applications, language interpretation, (i.e. Medicaid, SSI etc.). Food pantry: Distributes a 3 day supply of food to registered members once a month; News Neediest holiday program participant.Baby Needs Program: meets the emergency needs of infants and very young children by providing them with a supply of diapers, infant formula, baby food, and baby care products. Limited quantities of these items are available.Senior citizen services: Advocate for income maintenance, application assistance, congregate dining, arts & crafts, recreation program, support & auxiliary services. Information & referral, job readiness, life skills/prevention workshops. AIDS education, prevention & awareness program. Youth awareness, prevention & workshops on AIDS. Remedial & academic services for youth at risk of dropping out of school (3rd-12th grade). Comprehensive domestic violence program including prevention, intervention, counseling, court assistance, dating violence, etc.Summer lunch program: Provides lunch and snack to youth in need; must eat meals at site location.###BB###

Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.Food pantry: Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm.Summer food program: Monday-Friday: lunch, 11:30am-12:30pm; snack: 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Eligibility
Low income; varies depending on need.Food pantry: Household meeting Food Bank income guidelines. Baby needs: Any parent with an emergency need. Summer food program: Low income varies depending on need. Tax prep: Seniors and low income individuals.

Documents Required
Call, write, walk-in, referral, or self-referral. Food pantry: Proof of ID for all people in your household; proof of income for all people in your household (the following are acceptable: pay stubs, DSS client ID cards, Medicaid or Food Stamp cards, WIC cards, pension retirement card or statement, unemployment insurance paperwork); proof of residency (utility bill, landlord statement, mail).

Area Served
Erie County

Friends of Night People


Contact
394 Hudson St
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 884-5375


Description
Serves the homeless, working poor, and transient individuals. Program services include meals served daily, clothing, medical, food pantry (see separate record), shower and laundry facilities, support services, and case management.

Hours
Lunch: Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30am-1:00pm. Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Holiday hours below.General Medical and podiatry clinic: 1st, 3rd, 4th Tuesday.Case Management: Saturday through Wednesday, 11am-7pm.2017 Holiday DatesThanksgiving: 11:30 to 1PMChristmas Eve: 5-7pmChristmas Day: 11:30am-1pmNew Year's Eve: 11:30 am-1pmNew Year's Day: 5 to 7 pm

Eligibility
Open to all.

Documents Required
Walk-in or call.For shower or laundry reservations call (716) 884-5375 ext. 201

Area Served
Erie County

The Salvation Army of Buffalo, NY


Contact
960 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 883-9800


Description
After assessment by a caseworker, EFA provides food, clothing, household goods, and personal care items. Caseworkers provide SNAP application and re-certification assistance. Offers screening & referrals to other programs within the Salvation Army. Program administers the Neighbor for Neighbor fuel assistance program and the Christmas assistance program.No rental or mortgage assistance is available.Intensive case management services available for families. Food Pantry open to all, Monday-Friday.Neighbor for Neighbor - Provides a one time grant to help pay heating costs. The maximum grant is $400 for National Fuel Gas accounts and $150 to all other vendors. Applicant must live in the National Fuel Gas service area however the applicant does not need to be a National Fuel customer.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Eligibility
Vary by service, call for specific information.Neighbor for Neighbor: To qualify to submit an application the applicant must be at least 55 years of age or disabled or have a medical condition that could be worsened by the absence of heating or be receiving unemployment.Service area: Erie County.

Documents Required
Call for on-site interview.

Area Served
Erie County

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Buffalo City Mission


Contact
100 E Tupper St
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 854-8181


Description
Counseling, emergency shelter for men. DREAM Transitional Housing Program that offers freedom from the past and hope for the future.Provides 3 meals everyday, morning, noon and evening. No one will be turned away who comes hungry, at anytime.Free clothing and food distribution Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am-12:00noon Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner open to the community. Turkey Express delivers meals to those in the community unable to come to the Mission to share in the Thanksgiving meal. 2017 Meals will be delivered on Thanksgiving day, 8:00am-2:00pm. Max number of meals per household is 8. Hambone Express delivers meals to those in the community who are unable to come to the Mission to take part in the Christmas meal. 2017 Meals will be delivered on Christmas day, 8:00am-2:00pm. Max number of meals is 8 per household.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm; operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.2017 Thanksgiving Express will be taking reservations November 7-17, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12noon and 1:00pm-3:30pm, and November 18, 9:00am-noon. 2017 Hambone Express reservations will be taken during the weeks of December 4th - 8th and December 12th to 15th between the hours of 9:30AM and 12PM, and also 1PM-3:30PM.

Eligibility
Anyone in need; men seeking shelter must be ambulatory, able to take care of self.Service area: WNY

Documents Required
Self-apply by walk-in service.

Area Served
Erie County

Citizen Community Development


Contact
134 William St
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 852-2324


Description
Social services advocacy & referrals; community food pantry; free clothes. Food Express Truck comes once each month with fruits and vegetables.

Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm; Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Eligibility
Primarily Ellicott District residents, but open to all residents.Area served: City of Buffalo

Documents Required
Bring photo ID, proof of address, and number of people in the household.

Area Served
Erie County

The Salvation Army


Contact
187 Grant St
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 886-5772


Description
Educational program that coordinates multicultural support services for the Hispanic/Latino population of Buffalo & Erie County. Services include counseling, support services, interpretation, Food Pantry, Agafe Support Group, and Baby Needs Program.Completely bilingual & bicultural staff.2017 Holiday Meals: Thanksgiving, Monday, November 20th from 5:00-7:00pm, Christmas Meal, Monday December 18th from 5:00 to 7:00PM, closed Christmas.###BB###

Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Eligibility
Parents with an emergency need. Hispanic/Latino individuals & families of low income in the 14213 zip code.

Documents Required
Call ahead.

Area Served
Erie County

Urban Christian Ministries


Contact
967 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 882-9472


Description
Meets the emergency needs of infants and very young children by providing them with a supply of diapers, infant formula, baby food, and baby care products. Limited quantities available.

Hours
Tuesday and Friday, 11:00am-2:00pm; Thursday, 11:00am-5:30pm.Summer hours on Thursday: 11:00am-3:30pm.

Eligibility
Parents with an emergency need within 14204, 14208, and 14211 zip codes.Residents outside of these zip codes will need a referral from another agency, church, etc.

Documents Required
Bring proof of residence, income, and Photo ID. A referral from an agency, church, etc. is required if outside of 14204, 14208, and 14211.

Area Served
Erie County

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Greater Works Christian Fellowship


Contact
210 Southampton St
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 887-2303


Description
Provides food to low income families and individuals living in the 14208 and 14209 area. Consideration taken for dietary needs. Clothing closet provides free clothing to anyone in need, regardless of area of residence.

Hours
Wednesday, 9:30am-5:30pm.

Eligibility
Open to the public; applicants for the food pantry must live in the 14208 or 14209 zip code; Provide emergency food to those in need.

Documents Required
Walk-in; bring proof of address and income, picture ID for all adults and birth certificates for children under 18 years; client can be seen if they have a referral from any agency, can be a church referral.

Area Served
Erie County

Community Action Information Center


Contact
103 Wohlers Ave
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 885-5925


Description
Meets the emergency needs of infants and very young children by providing them with a supply of diapers, infant formula, baby food, and baby care products.###BB###

Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Eligibility
Parents with an emergency need.

Documents Required
Walk-in service.

Area Served
Erie County

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