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.

Join the FPWNY crew for our Annual Meat Raffle!

Meat Raffles are a WNY Favorite !

Ever been to one? You know the excitement! Never have? Think Bingo, meets Potluck, meets Halloween. Can't under that come? Come to find out!

Such a success, we upgraded!

Last year sold out! We are moving to a new venue that can hold over 300 people. It will be an awesome evening!

All proceeds support Family Promise

Aside from getting the chance to win choice cuts of your favorite dinner entree, we are raising money to support and restore families facing homelessness in Erie County. 

Check out this video of our shelter through the eyes of one of our guests. . .

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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