Area social service agencies offer a wide range of health and human services and programs. In Buffalo, these programs continue to emphasize safety net programs, the provision of basic necessities, and the protection of children, elderly, and dependent or vulnerable adults during the current health crisis.
Code 19 Shelter For Those Experiencing Homelessness
A Code-19 Shelter at ECC Flickinger Center (21 Oak Street, Buffalo, NY 14203) is open 24/7 through the COVID-19 crisis to anyone who needs a safe place to stay.
The NFTA has waived all fares, so anyone in need of a ride to the shelter can take the bus for free.
City of Buffalo COVID-19 FAQs
Visit the City of Buffalo COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to review changes to City services.
Child & Family Services
Child & Family Services of Western New York continues to provide programming and services to foster healthy environments for children and families amidst the crisis including domestic violence support, counseling, and mediation services. For a full look at C&FS available services, view their updates page.
Visit the COVID19.buffalony.gov Food Resources page for information on food pantries, meal delivery services, grocery delivery, and takeout options.
Empire Justice Center - COVID-19 Legal Resources
Center for Elder Law & Justice Legal Advice Helpline
You can reach an attorney directly for brief legal advice through CELJ's Free Helpline, now open to individuals of all ages. Call 1-844-481-0973 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at any time and leave your name and phone number. Messages will be returned by an attorney within 1 business day.