* The photos of these individuals have been changed to protect their identities.
The Mission will now become a centralized point of contact where men, women and families experiencing homelessness and especially those on the brink of homelessness will have onsite access to preventative services including: legal aid, medical care, mental health services and other partnering agencies. The 9,300 square foot Center will be designed to offer needed services to 150-200 Buffalonians in a clean, secure, and comfortable area. Services available at The Center will include:
● Medical Clinic – Local health specialists will offer just-in-time services such as flu shots, medical screening, referrals, and preventative health services.
● Mental Health Services – through partnerships with local mental health professionals, guests will have access to critical care in their time of need.
● Partner Agency Service Access – with a “one stop shop” concept in mind, guests will have access to community legal services, housing professionals, and other community partners.
● Case Management – BCM case management staff will be available to help guests find jobs, navigate community resources, and answer questions about programs.
● Meals – Nutritious, hot meals will be served three times a day, 365 days per year.
● Food and Clothing Pantry – guests will be able to pick up essentials.
Emergency Shelter Space
Expanding to a 9,000 square feet will significantly improve the health and safety of the men we serve.
We will expand our long-term recovery DREAM Program to 52 units. The transitional housing program includes a chapel, educational classrooms and computer lab. In the women’s program, we have found that this step towards self-sufficiency significantly enhances their future success.
Recuperative Care Unit
The homeless and poor are especially vulnerable after a hospitalization, with nowhere to go after a discharge. In a bold move of compassion and common sense, Buffalo City Mission plans to work with health care partners to provide care for the physically and mentally ill following a discharge from the hospital, as well as a community health care clinic.