Programs

Programs

On the first visit to the Center, each client if they wish, meets with a formally trained intake volunteer to assess their individual and/or family needs. This assures that emergency needs are met immediately and secondary needs provided for. Assistance takes many forms and can be individualized to specific needs. We take time to learn about our clients, develop a plan of action for them, and provide direct service and/or referral to services that are most appropriate for them.

For everyone we provide a free warm nutritious meal with juice and dessert Monday-Thursday / Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Our on site assistance currently consists of a *food pantry, *infant formula program, *thrift shop *personal care program, *2 scheduled school supply distributions per school year, all of which are located on the first floor.

Additional services include TASC, ESL (English as a Second Language) and the WNY AMVETS Carreer Training Center which are located on the second floor. as is the new home of Sisters Care Center.

The Response to Love Center is open
Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – Noon
Thursday 9:00am – 11:45am

The Response to Love Center Thrift Shops open

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am – Noon

Our food pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:15a.m. and provides monthly food allocations. We purchase food from the Western New York Food Bank and also accept donations from parishes from all over Western New York and community members.

Meal Services

Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 11:45am, our dining room serves a hot and nutritious meal to the community.

Hot meals are prepared by volunteers under the supervision of our Dining Program Director and served by volunteers from

10:00 a.m. until 11:45am.

716-894-7030

InTake & Partnerships

Under the leadership of SR. Rose our intake process includes one-on-one meetings with clients to assess their individual needs. Besides providing assistance from the food pantry, intake offers referrals to any one of our 45 partnerships with other community organizations.

Our intake workers attended special training through the Erie County Department of Social Services to better help guide clients through the maze of services available to them.

For more information about this service:

716-894-7030 x106

“Sisters School Offers;

TASC

ESL

We offer TASC program and ESL (English as a Second Language) for the community. Through a partnership with Erie County and the Buffalo Public Schools, (Upskill.org) an on-site instructor and case worker help individuals to obtain their dreams of being self-sufficient by improving their skills.

Since the inception of the GED/TASC program in 2005, a growing number of students have received their diplomas, and have entered the workforce or commenced studies at College.

 

Thrift Shop & Personal Care

The thrift shop provides like-new men’s, women’s, children’s and infant’s clothing, house wares and furniture.

The merchandise is donated by the community, cleaned and repaired as needed and priced moderately, allowing our clients to gain pride in the ability to shop our various “departments” for what they need.

The revenue generated from the thrift shop, is applied to other programs that we provide.

The thrift shop is open three days a week Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday 9:00am until noon and is run by volunteers and supervised by Felician sisters.

Through our personal care program, we distribute the basic necessities to those who are in need. Two hundred forty two men, women and children have been assisted so far this year, several of whom have been victims of local fires. Approximately eighty percent of the assistance given is clothing, with the remainder being personal hygiene items and infant formula.

For more information about this service:

894-7030