Senior Multi Service Center

Since the Buffalo Urban League’s inception in 1927, the Senior’s Multi-Service Center has been a significant resource to senior citizens living in this community. We deliver programs and services that help adults age 55 and over to live their best lives by mastering the aging process. Seniors participate in daily community center activities that promote health and wellness, reduce social isolation, and provide poverty reduction assistance. Daily transportation to and from the center, congregate dining, workshops on improving health and managing chronic diseases, shopping trips, emergency food bank, attendance to social events, and developing new friends are just a few examples of what seniors enjoy daily at the Senior’s Multi-Service Center. If you are looking for a new opportunity to stay active, and healthy, we invite you to call us for more information. (716) 847-895. Enrollment in the program is year-round and there is never a fee for services.

Foster Care & Adoption


The Buffalo Urban League provides community-based programs that are committed to enhancing the quality of life for children through foster care and adoption. Our priority is to approve homes that will provide a stable, safe, loving and positive environment for children on a temporary basis through foster care, or a permanent basis through adoption. Foster care provides a safe, loving and nurturing temporary home for children who may not have the stability and safety they need. Adoption makes those homes permanent.


You do not have to:

· Own your home

· Have high income


You may:

· Be married or single

· Already have children

· Be divorced or legally separated


For more information, please contact us by phone at (716) 250-2430 or email at

Housing & Community Development


The Buffalo Urban League is the oldest HUD certified housing counseling agency in

Erie County. Our Housing Team consists of nationally certified housing counselors, with over 20 years of experience in housing counseling.


To compliment the rental and homeowner counseling and assistance services we provide, we offer educational presentations and workshops to the community, which include:

· First Time Homeownership

· Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention

· Financial Empowerment

· Fair Housing

· Renters Rights & Responsibilities

· Predatory Lending Practices


For more information, please contact us by phone at (716) 250-2400 or email Beverly Moore at or Edwin Jackson Jr. at

Employment Transition Services


The Buffalo Urban League provides Employment Transition Services to residents of Erie County, ages 18 and over who are unemployed, underemployed, dislocated workers or seeking employment change. Individual assessments are made to determine the specific services required for an individual to address their needs and barriers so that they can become an active job seeker and compete in the labor market. As a part of our outreach plan, services are provided twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center. (BETC)


For more information, please contact us by phone at (716) 250-2400 or email at

In School/Out of School Youth Services


The Buffalo Urban League provides after school programs and services to high school students, as well as programs and services tailored to those who have exited high school prior to graduation. Our programs and services include, but are not limited to

Tutoring, basic job readiness skills with a focus on HSE (High School Equivalency), college and career exploration and preparation, scholarships, occupational skills training and certifications, work experience/internships, mentorship, intensive case management, life skills and job related soft skills training, resume preparation and interview techniques, National Work Readiness Credentials, culinary arts classes, field trips and recreational activities, volunteer opportunities and so much more!


For more information, please call 250-2419 (In School Youth Programs) or 250-2456 (Out of School Youth Programs).

Preventive Services


The Buffalo Urban League’s Preventive Services program provides in home family counseling and education programs designed to prevent the disruption of troubled families and reduce out of home placement of children into publicly funded care facilities/foster care. We offer families and communities an option for assuring that out of home placement is used only when absolutely necessary; giving families the opportunity to change their lives and learn to live together safely and independently. Our philosophy is that families can be taught skills that will promote positive changes within the family structure. The goal of the Family Preservation and Support Services program is to provide services specific to stabilizing the family so that children are safe in their home environment and families can remain together.


Any parent or caretaker, who is at least 18 years old, is eligible to receive services. Eligibility is not based on income; however, the Erie County Department of Social Services must authorize a family to receive services. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at (716) 250-2461

Wraparound Program


The Wraparound Program is designed to improve the lives of families that are raising at-risk youth faced with social, emotional, mental and/or behavioral challenges.

Our services are provided in partnership with the youth, their parents and/or caregivers, referral sources and other community support. We emphasize family empowerment!


Families often have the answers to their problems and are capable of resolving them if given the right support. We guide families in their choices, using their strengths to overcome their challenges. Families are guided towards sustainability and self-sufficiency.


To become a Wraparound vendor, you must:

· Be over the age of 18

· Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HSE

· Possess a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle (proof of insurance is required)

· Be able to pass a background check

· Not have been a subject of Child Protective Services investigation

· Possess experience working with youth experiencing serious emotional, behavioral and social challenges


For more information about becoming a Wrap Vendor, please call 716-250-2471

Community Health Worker Program


Community Health workers are a critical part of the solution. We provide outreach, information, referral, advocacy and other support to promote health for underserved communities, and strengthen the cultural competence of health and service organizations. By fostering accessible, affordable, and culturally appropriate care, CHWs are helping to address persistent health disparities for vulnerable populations and create healthier, more equitable communities.


Our services are free of charge and can be obtained at Catholic Health Centers. You must be a patient at that specific center to receive services. Community Health Workers are located on site; no appointment is necessary for consultation.

Community Center @ CRUCIAL

“It takes a community to build a center”

The Communities center is investing in what works to better our community, strengthen our families, provide resources to make changes and make a positive impact in and around Fillmore District.

Youth programs will instill skills in our young participants guiding them to a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.

Senior programs will allow our community elders to take part in mind enriching, social activities to help stimulate their minds which we all need as we experience life.

Buffalo Urban League will provide programs, partnerships, and resources throughout the city of Buffalo, allowing our community to work together, to build a legacy beyond our walls.

Like the old saying, it takes a village (community) to raise a child; we have our doors open to the community for the community.


Over the course of the year, our staff and volunteers work diligently to promote achievement for all by encouraging individuals, supporting families and strengthening community.

Buffalo Urban League • 15 Genesee Street • Buffalo, NY 14203-1405

Call Us: 716.250.2400

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