Resources for the Dodge Community:


NYS Public Assistance

Resources for working families

(Eligibility for benefits such as:

SNAP, Assistance Programs, Health insurance, tax credits)

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

Temporary assistance

- - - type #1 = FA – Family Assistance (operate under TANF) and type #2= SNA – Safety Net Assistance

Medicaid, Erie County Work Center

158 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202


Provides access to a variety of public health insurance programs including Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Family planning benefits program, and the Medical Savings Program

Erie County Department of Social Services (DSS)

Rath County Office Building 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) - 858-8000

Programs offered include: Adult protection, Child Protective Services, and Children’s services including day care, foster care, and adoption

1.) Assistance-

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program),


SNAP benefits (158 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14205 716-858-8347) , Temporary Assistance, Daycare, Emergency Assistance

3.) Employment- Comprehensive Employment Division

4.) Legal- Child Support

5.) Health Insurance- NYS of Health, Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care program, Medicaid Home Division Program


6.) Services for Children, Families, & Adults- Child Protective Services, Children’s Services

7.) Youth services

Jericho Road Community Health Center

184 Barton Street Buffalo, NY 14213

Administration: 716-348-3000 Medical: 716-881-6191

Family Justice Center- Free services for domestic violence victims

Family Justice Center of Erie County – Amherst Satellite

330 North Forest, Amherst, NY 14221 (716)-634-4309

Red Cross Western NY Chapter

Western New York Chapter

786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) - 886-7500

The Salvation Army

960 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

(716)- 883-9800

Can assist with meeting basic needs, as well as offering an array of services which include: emergency family assistance, emergency shelter, thrift store centers, and employment services

The Buffalo City Mission

100 E. Tupper Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

(716)- 854- 8181

Offers food and shelter to homeless and low income families and individuals

Homeless Alliance

960 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

(716)- 853-1101

Offering assistance to homeless individuals through agencies that serve WNY through education, research, advocacy, community planning, and collaborative efforts

Rent Assistance

Erie County Emergency Assistance

478 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

(716)- 858-8000

Office of Strategic Planning

65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY, 14202

(716)- 851-4964

Belmont Shelter Corp.

1195 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209


Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo & Section 8 Housing

470 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202

(716)- 882-0063

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, INC

1542 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14209



UB Dental Clinic

UB Dental-Squire Hall, UB South (Main Street) Campus

(716) 239-4801

Erie Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic

North Campus, Student Services Building, Room S-100

6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY, 14221 (716) - 851-1336

Buffalo Employment and Training Center

77 Goodell Street, Buffalo, NY 14203


Offering services to those seeking jobs, computer classes, fax services, education and job training and resume writing classes

ECBA Volunteer Lawyer Project

237 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

(716)- 847- 0662

Providing free, quality civil and legal services for low income individuals and small not-for profit groups

Hasek’s Heroes

2607 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

Providing ice time and hockey equipment to low income families

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

478 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202

(716)- 858- 7644

Federally funded home heating assistance to low income families

Diabetes Information and Hotline


Support groups, referral to medical and community resources

Harvest House Baby and Children’s Ministry

175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210

(716)- 824-7818

Providing families with clothing and baby layette and furniture

Child Birth Education Classes

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

1540 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221

(716)- 568-3600

Child Care Resource Network

1000 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216

(716)- 877-6666

Offers help in finding reputable and avoidable child care, parenting instruction and resources, and training and profession development classes and workshops for childcare providers

Compeer Greater Buffalo

135 Delaware Avenue, Suite 210, Buffalo, NY 14202

(716)- 883- 3331

Compeer recruits, screens, and matches trained volunteers and mentors in one-to-one supportive friendship relationships with children, adults, military veterans and seniors who are striving for good mental health

Pet Assistance

STARelief and Pet Assistance (STARelief) Pet Food Pantry offers temporary assistance to help individuals and families in need feed their pets.

Local Food Pantries

Williamsville Central Schools Food Pantry

Call your school social worker or psychologist for more information to receive support

Stephanie Wood, Social Worker – 626-9831

Rebecca Norton, Psychologist- 626-9837

New Beginnings Food Pantry in Amherst

100 Willow Ridge Drive

Amherst, NY 14228


Food Bank of WNY

91 Holt Street, Buffalo, NY 14206

(716)- 852-1305

Evangel Food Pantry

8180 Greiner Road, Williamsville 14221 (716)-688-4941

Bethel Baptist Church Food Pantry

995 Dodge Road, Getzville 14068 (716) - 688-8668

Brighton Food Pantry

1225 Brighton Road, Tonawanda, 14150 (716) - 832-4889

Pendleton Food Pantry

7416 Campbell BLVD, North Tonawanda 14120 (716) - 348-9574

Salvation Army- Tonawanda

46 Broad Street, Tonawanda, 14150 (716) - 693-3110

St. Christopher’s Parish Pantry

530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, 14150 (716) - 564-9023

Habitat for Humanity- Restore

ReStore is a retail outlet selling new and gently used household items including: Furniture, Appliances, Building Materials, and Housewares.

Proceeds from the sale of goods go directly to HFHB to build more houses for low income families in the Buffalo area.

501 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) - 852-6607

Care Coordination Agencies


2356 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068

(716)- 838- 0047

Offers day care, early intervention and child clinical services for children with disabilities

Autism Service Inc.

4444 Bryant Stratton Way, Williamsville, NY 14221

(716)- 633-5777

Offers day habilitation, job coach support, therapeutic recreation programs, parent training, and sibling support group

The Summit Center

150 Stahl Road, Getzville, NY 14068 (716) - 629-3400

Behavioral health, Early intervention and education, Community division, and Adult division

Buffalo Hearing and Speech

5225 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221

(716)- 204-8680

Offers speech therapy, literacy classes, and brain fitness

Crisis and Re-Stabilization Emergency Services (C.A.R.E.S)

1235 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209

(716)- 882-4357

Offering help to families with children under the age of 18 in crisis

Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY

7 Community Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716)- 877-7007

Offers an array of different services to those individuals with disabilities

Family Help Center

60 Dingens Street, Buffalo, NY 14206


Offers child care, youth leadership development, preventive services and resource center for children and young adults

Parent Network of WNY

1000 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

(716)- 332-4170

Parent Network of WNY is a not-for-profit agency that provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs (birth through adulthood) and for professionals

Children and Family Support- Mental Health & Counseling Services

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

741 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209


Provides a multitude of services including: Family and Parent Resources, WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) services, Refugee Preventive services, Basic needs assistance, Immigration, Foster care and Adoption, Workforce education, Counseling and Mental Health services.

Child and Family Services

330 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

(716)- 842-2750

Offers counseling, child placement, home and community based services, the Wraparound Program, Haven House, and Closing the Gap, school program.

Mental Health Association of Erie County

999 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

(716)- 886-1242

Providing family support meetings, group and educational trainings and conferences for parents, grandparents’, and foster parents of children with emotional and/or behavioral concerns.

Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services

5360 Geneseee Street, Bowmansville, NY 14026

(716)- 983- 2344

Child Mental Health Counseling

Child and Adolescent Treatment Services

301 Cayuga Road, Suite 200, Cheektowaga, NY, 14215

(716)- 819- 3420

Promoting the emotional well-being of children and families by providing professional counseling and treatment services in child friendly environments.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Suicide Prevention and Awareness

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

at 1-800-273-TALK

Suicide Prevention Center New York (SPCNY) - What Every Parent Needs to Know- Recognizing Suicide Risk in your Child

2-1-1 WNY- Online Resource guide for counties in Western New York

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