Compendium of Services: Erie

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Child Advocacy Center

Best Self Behavorial Health

556 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-886-5437

A Child Advocacy Center (CAC) builds upon the multidisciplinary team approach by providing a non-threatening, child-focused environment where investigations, evaluations, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual abuse cases can be conducted by team members and where appropriate supportive services to victims and their non-offending family members can be provided. Both the National Children's Alliance (NCA) and the New York State of Children and Family Services (OCFS) provide a framework of standards for developing and established Child Advocacy Centers.

Domestic Violence

Child and Family Services of Erie County (Haven House)

P.O. Box 451, Ellicott Station
Buffalo, NY 14205

Phone: 716-842-2750

Residential and non-residential services.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

25 Delaware Avenue, 7th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-858-8500

Non-residential services. Victim Advocate for DV is co-located at court to help clients navigate the criminal justice system and safety plan with DV victims and their children. Advocates also provide direct services to victims and their families.

Family Justice Center

237 Main Street, Suite 1400
Buffalo, NY 14233

Phone: 716-558-5261

Non-Residential services.

Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo, Inc.

254 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone: 716-856-7110

Non-Residential services.

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services, Inc.

2969 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: 716-834-2310

Non-Residential services.

Healthy Families New York

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network

624 Delaware Avenue, Suite 410
Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone: 716-884-6711
Serving: City of Buffalo and its surrounding areas

Healthy Families New York (HFNY) targets expectant parents and parents with an infant less than three months of age who have characteristics that place them at high risk for child abuse or neglect and live in vulnerable communities marked by high rates of poverty, infant mortality, and teen pregnancy. Healthy Families New York (HFNY)’s home visitors provide families with support, education, and linkages to community services. Contractor also participates in the 7 years follow up random evaluation for Healthy Families.

Healthy Families New York MIECHV Expansion

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network

625 Delaware Avenue, Suite 410
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-884-6711
Serving: City of Buffalo and its surrounding areas

Healthy Families New York (HFNY) targets expectant parents and parents with an infant less than three months of age who have characteristics that place them at high risk for child abuse or neglect and live in vulnerable communities marked by high rates of poverty, infant mortality, and teen pregnancy. Healthy Families New York (HFNY)’s home visitors provide families with support, education, and linkages to community services.

Kinship

Kinship Navigator Program Catholic Family Center

87 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: 1-877-454-6463

Assists Kinship caregivers, and children in their care, in gaining access to information and community support services. Any caregiver residing in the State is able to utilize the toll-free phone line or website to identify Kinship care related services in their home locale. In addition, Kinship specialists are available to assess caregiver needs and develop a plan of action.

Prevention

Family Help Center Inc.

60 Dingens Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

Phone: 716-822-0919
Serving: City of Buffalo, Erie County
Zip Codes: 14202, 14203, 14207, 14209, 14211, 14212, 14213, 14215

Community expansion of an evidence-based early childhood parent-training program called Community Parent and Child Bonding (CPCB) at the FHC Children’s Center for Success (CCS), This is an expansion of the Helpful and Positive Interactions for Families (HAPI) program. Families of focus in this program are those in the homeless shelter system. The program is implemented in the community at partner soical service settings. The models used are Parent Interactions with Infants (PIWI) and Positive Solutions for Families (PSF) and will teach parents a multitude of parenting skills and strategies.

Jewish Family Service of Erie County, Inc.

70 Barker Street
Buffalo, NY 14209

Phone: 718-883-1914
Serving: Erie County

Parenting education (The Incredible Years evidenced-basedcurriculum) and support services provided to refugee population in partnership with other refugee agencies. Translation services are provided. The target population is comprised of resettled refugees, immigrant, and other limited English proficient parents of young children (less than 12 years of age) who may be at risk of or have experienced some form of abuse, maltreatment, family violence, or trauma.

Prevent Child Abuse NY - Parent Helpline

4 Global View
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 1-800-CHILDREN
Serving: Statewide

Regional Child Abuse Prevention Initiatives utilizing the Protective Factors Framework training and convening cross-systems coalitions in four communities. Parent Information and Resource Center, including the Parent Helpline that assists parents/caregivers through calls, emails, and in-person requests, and website searches. Enough Abuse Campaign to reduce child sexual abuse. PCANY began as the Standard of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support (SOQ) trainer for the New York State Family Support Network (NYSFSN) during this past year. All of these activities include a parent leadership/engagement component.