We one one of only two shelters in Erie County that keep families together which include fathers and teenage sons. On any given day in Erie County, there are twice as many families who need shelter as their are shelter beds and typical shelter models separate men from women and children. In times of crisis, family unity provides critical support to all our guests, 70% of whom are children.
With only three families at a time in our program, we run a small-scale model that allows us to focus a lot of personal attention on each of our guests. We strive to create a family-like environment based on compassion, respect and shared community. We know each person here by name. Our Case Manager is able to provide intensive case management to make sure our kids are in school every day and our parents are receiving the services they need to succeed.
We mobilize the Western New York community to form our hospitality network, helping us achieve our mission. Our program is full of generous people who want to be a part of the solution to end family homelessness by providing food, shelter, donations, labor, outreach and hospitality. With only 2 full-time employees, our network of hundreds of volunteers are imperative to our success and help families achieve permanent housing at a fraction of the cost of traditional shelters.
Check out this video to see what Family Promise of WNY is all about!
Video courtesy of Greg Keith, Director/Filmmaker
and Grace Lindsey, Producer/Filmmaker
We love our supporters, so please come visit during normal business hours. Contact us to schedule a tour!
75 Hickory Street, Buffalo, New York 14204
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm