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Community Resources

Here at St. Timothy, we seek to serve the community in whatever ways we can. Our primary way of doing this is through our faith-based childcare center which helps our kids grow into loving people who in turn care for those around them, leading to greater healing and wholeness and ultimately a transformed world. Various collections in our church to support organizations who fill a specific need in our community are also held throughout the year. 

We do not always have the ability to provide more concrete help but are happy to direct those in need to the appropriate organizations. The below list is not meant to be comprehensive, however we hope it serves as a good starting place. You can also dial 211 at any time or visit https://www.211wny.org for a more thorough list of resources for various health and human services needs.

Food

The Grand Island Neighbor's Foundation provides confidential food assistance to Grand Island neighbors in need. You can call 716-775-7998 or visit https://www.gineighbors.org/.

The Niagara Community Missions Food Pantry (https://www.communitymissions.org/food-pantry) and Soup Kitchen (https://www.communitymissions.org/community-soup-kitchen) both provide additional food support. Hours of operation can be found on their website.

The Buffalo City Mission serves hot meals, 3 per day, 7 days per week. https://www.buffalocitymission.org/what-we-do/get-help-now/ 

The Community of Good Neighbors has a mobile food pantry in the city of Buffalo. You can locate it here: https://www.cgnbuffalo.com/

Additional food resources can be found through the City of Buffalo Food Pantry List: http://www.buffalony.gov/1301/City-of-Buffalo-Food-Pantry-List

Mental Health Support

The Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached by calling or texting 988 for immediate support. 

A 24-hr Crisis Services Hotline specific to Erie County can be reached at 716-834-3131.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo Chapter Helpline is available for non-emergency support at 716-226-6264.

Counseling for families and people of all ages is provided through Child and Family Services. You can call them at 716-842-2750 or fill out a form at https://cfsbny.org/our-services/counseling/.

The Community Missions of Niagara Frontier offers PROS (Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services) to help people go beyond simply managing their mental health so they can live full, productive lives. More information can be found at https://www.communitymissions.org/pros. The Community Missions also runs Hope House, which provides mental health services and temporary housing as a means of hospital diversion. https://www.communitymissions.org/peer-respite-recovery-center.

Shelter

Various organizations on this page provide shelter in specific circumstances such as substance abuse and domestic violence situations. For a non-specific emergency shelter option, the Niagara Community Missions provides a safe space. https://www.communitymissions.org/emergency-housing-shelter.

Clothing

Clothing available free of charge to those in need is available at the Niagara Community Missions (https://www.communitymissions.org/clothes-closet) and Ken-Ton Closet (https://www.kentoncloset.org/get-help).

Domestic Violence

Family Justice Center - Please call their SafeLine at 716-558-SAFE (7233) or visit their website at https://fjcsafe.org/. Their Grand Island satellite location at 2074 Whitehaven Road is open on Tuesdays from 8:30-4, however they can be reached at any time.

 

Haven House through Child and Family Services - The Domestic Violence Hotline for Erie County is 716-884-6000, and a confidential chat system can be accessed at https://cfsbny.org/our-services/hh/. Haven House offers emergency shelter, transition housing, and counseling to help individuals who experience or have experienced violence in the home.

Addiction

A 24-hour addiction hotline is available through Child and Family Services at 716-831-7007.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline is for individuals and families experiencing substance use and mental health disorders. Call 1-800-487-4889 for help.

The Buffalo and Erie County Addiction Hotline can be reached at 716-831-7007.

A 24-hour addiction hotline is available through Child and Family Services at 716-831-7007.

Memory Care

Other

For additional needs, call 211 or visit their website at https://www.211wny.org.

St. Vincent de Paul has a wonderful document detailing helpful resources and offers help with a variety of needs, including hosting a discount store with appliances, furniture, and other essentials that may otherwise be too expensive to obtain. https://svdpwny.org/get-help/

Several services for at-risk youth are provided by the Community Missions. You can learn more at https://www.communitymissions.org/youth-services.

Parole re-entry support is provided by Community Missions and Erie County. You can find out more at https://www.communitymissions.org/parole-re-entry and https://www3.erie.gov/mentalhealth/reentry-services.

Various Family Support Services are provided by Child and Family Services and the Niagara Community Missions. More information can be found at https://cfsbny.org/our-services/familysupportservices/ and https://www.communitymissions.org/family-services.

mPower is an education and workforce development program helping women prepare for and gain employment that leads to a family-sustaining wage. You can contact them for support at https://wnywomensfoundation.org/womens-economic-mobility-mpower/.

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