We are an emergency shelter for homeless families



We know that most shelters separate men from women and young children - leaving fathers and teenage sons with limited shelter options.  We are one of only two shelters in Erie County that keep families of any makeup together through the crisis of homelessness.   This is even more critical considering that over 70% of our guests are children. 



We know that helping a family find stability starts with building trust and allowing families to reclaim their sense of agency.  Because of this, we run a small-scale model, family-centered model which allows us to know each guest by name, offer case management tailored to the unique needs of each family and create a home-like environment based on compassion, respect and shared goals.



We know that homelessness in Western New York will be impacted only as much as our community feels personally engaged.   That is why we mobilize the Western New York community to help us achieve our mission.  Our amazing hospitality network is full of generous people who want to be a part of the solution to end family homelessness by providing food, companionship, donations, labor, outreach and financial support.

You Are Invited to our Open Board Meeting!

Thursday, January 16th | 5:30-7:00pm

Saints Columba-Brigid Parish Hall

75 Hickory Street

Buffalo, NY 14204

Join us for an overview of 2019, 

a construction timeline, 

tours and soup!

RSVP by 1/14 to Lu Firestone at luanne.firestone@fpwny.org 

Understanding the Issue

Want to know what homelessness feels like through the eyes of a child?  Check out this video from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, called  "Parents and Kids Talk about Homelessness". . .

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our supporters, so please come visit during normal business hours.  Contact us to schedule a tour!

Family Promise of WNY

75 Hickory Street, Buffalo, New York 14204

(716) 771-3007


Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed