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For Immediate Release:  May 20, 2020

Media Contacts:
Buffalo City Mission:  Jon Tashjian  | (716) 775-7930 | [email protected]
Jericho Road:               Mary Schaefer | (716) 575-5589 | [email protected]

Jericho Road Opens New Medical Clinic in Buffalo City Mission’s New Community Center, the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise

Clinic will serve existing and new Jericho Road patients, as well as City Mission residents

Opening represents first available service in the Mission’s $15 million Center


BUFFALO, NEW YORK — Jericho Road Community Health Center has opened its fourth health center in the City of Buffalo, located in the Buffalo City Mission’s new community center, the Alfiero Family Center for Hope and Promise. Located at 100 E. Tupper Street, the clinic was developed in partnership with the City Mission as part of its $15 million Center – scheduled to open later this Fall to the whole community.

In its four exam rooms, Jericho Road will treat existing and new patients, as well as City Mission residents. Physician assistant Karyanne Cox and medical doctor Patrick Hurley are the main medical providers at Jericho Road’s Buffalo City Mission location and offer adult primary care and women’s and children’s health. In addition, Cox has a background in working with people experiencing homelessness, as well as experience in addictions medicine. Dr. Hurley is board certified in both internal medicine and psychiatry. On top of the expertise brought by both medical providers, the new clinic also offers medication assistance and access through Jericho Road’s pharmacy department, plus diabetes care and education.

“Opening a clinic at the Buffalo City Mission just made sense to our mission to provide healthcare to the most vulnerable,” said Dr. Myron Glick, founder and chief executive officer at Jericho Road. “We are grateful to the Mission for giving us the opportunity to partner with them and support the physical health of their clients. We’re also pleased to be able to open our first medical site downtown, which will make our services more accessible to more folks in Buffalo.”

“We are proud to collaborate with Jericho Road to bring medical support for their new and current patients along with our residents,” said Stuart Harper, executive director and chief executive officer at the Buffalo City Mission. “With this clinic, our organizations offer comprehensive, upfront preventative services to help decrease homelessness year over year. As our new community center opens later this year, these services will be expanded to help every neighbor in need. Today we take a significant and important step in that journey.”

The medical clinic’s opening is the first phase in the broader opening of the 75,000 square foot Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise, which will provide community and preventative services such as medical care, mental health services, and a first-of-its-kind recuperative care unit in Western New York for the homeless being discharged from a hospital setting.

The Center is part of the City Mission’s vision moving into the next century to provide services that help prevent and decrease homelessness in the community. As part of this, the City Mission continues to engage community businesses, family foundations, organizations, and individuals to close the gap and reach the $15 million goal of its Next Century Capital Campaign.

“As we rise to meet today’s challenges together, our community’s resilience and generosity has been remarkable,” said Aubrey Calhoun, associate executive director at the Buffalo City Mission. “However, we still have important work to do. The coming weeks are critical, and every individual and organization has the power to help us reach our goal. Our Next Century Capital Campaign represents the spirit of working together to make a better future. We are asking everyone to help do their part, however they can, to donate and make meaningful, lasting change for our neighbors in need.”

There are several ways for the community to help the City Mission finish its Next Century Capital Campaign strong:

  • Purchasing a personalized, engraved brick through the Pick-a-Brick campaign, which will help pave a pathway to a new life in front of the new Center. To learn more and choose your brick, visit
  • Sponsorship and naming rights opportunities for the Center’s dining room, community intake center, one of the residents’ remaining guest bedrooms, and three transitional housing resident quarters.

The Next Century Capital Campaign is $1.1 million from its goal. To learn more about the campaign and how you can help make an impact in people’s lives, visit today at

About the Buffalo City Mission:

The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit organization providing preventative, emergency, and transitional housing programs to thousands of people who are homeless and impoverished every year. The Mission includes a Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor), the Men’s Community Center, and the Dick Road thrift store to serve the Western New York community. For more information, please visit or call (716) 854-8181.

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About Jericho Road:

Jericho Road Community Health Center provides wholistic healthcare for the underserved and marginalized communities in Buffalo and across the world in order to demonstrate the unconditional love of Jesus. Their vision is for Buffalo to become a city with abundant opportunity for the underserved and marginalized to be healthy, educated, and whole. Jericho Road also operates medical programs for extremely underserved populations in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nepal.

Press Release Archive

05/20/2020 – Jericho Road Opens New Medical Clinic in Buffalo City Mission’s New Community Center
04/17/2020 – BCM launches New Volunteer Program in Response to COVID-19
03/17/2020 – BCM – COVID-19 Updates Release
02/06/2020 – Mission Possible Food Drive raises more than 25,000 canned goods
01/23/2020 – Patrick P. Lee Foundation Announces $450,000 Commitment
01/13/2020 – “Pick-a-Brick” Foundation to Raise $1 million
12/19/2019 – Delaware North Announces $500,000 Commitment to BCM
11/28/2019 – BCM Partners with FeedMore WNY for “Turkey Express”
11/14/2019 – North Tonawanda Foundation Announces $500,000 Commitment to BCM
11/01/2019 – BCM Launches 2019 Turkey Drive
10/10/2019 – BCM Fall 2019 Fundraiser
09/24/2019 – Mission Possible Opening Ceremony 2019
05/10/2019 – Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge
04/16/2019 – Topping Out Ceremony
04/09/2019 – Easter Community Meal
02/26/2019 – Rich Family Foundation Announcement
02/14/2019 – Kaleida Health Foundation Announcement
01/17/2019 – BCM Raises $2.43 Million, Expresses Gratitude
01/31/2019 – Alfiero Family Foundation Announces $1 Million Commitment
10/25/2018 – Salvatore Foundation Announces $200,000 Commitment
10/04/2018 – BCM – Mission Possible Kickoff and Fall Campaign 2018
09/19/2018 – BCM – Groundbreaking Ceremony
05/08/2018 – Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge raises 32,220 canned goods for the poor and hungry in Western New York
05/01/2018 – Buffalo City Mission Recaps Next Century Gala: Launches Public Phase of Next Century Capital Campaign
03/27/2018 – Buffalo City Mission Plants Seeds of Hope to the Impoverished in Buffalo With a Successful Easter Celebration
03/08/2018 – GEICO Builds 5,500 CanStruction for the Hungry through the Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge
02/06/2018 – $3.26 Million Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Grant Sponsored by M&T Bank
01/18/2018 – Mission Thanks the Community: Announces Meeting 2017 Fall Campaign Goal
10/24/2017 – M&T Bank Awards $200,000 Grant Toward Mission’s Next Century Capital Campaign
10/11/2017 – Mission Accepts $300,000 Grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation for Next Century Capital Campaign
10/03/2017 – Mission launched its Mission Possible Program with a focus on STEM education
09/20/2017 – Mission Celebrates 100th Year Centennial and Launches 2017 Annual Fall Campaign
05/09/2017 – Mission Possible Food Drive School Challenge – Winners and Totals
03/24/2017 – Thrift Store Makeover – Valu Home Centers and Pratt&Lambert
11/01/2016 – Turkey Drive to Provide Thanksgiving For Those In Need
10/11/2016 – One Mission, One Hope Fall Campaign
09/29/2016 – Mission Possible: Food Drive School Challenge
08/13/2016 – 10th Annual Ride for the Homeless
07/14/2016 – John R. Oishei Foundation Grant
05/23/2016 – Dollar General Grant
01/22/2016 – 2015 Fall Campaign Summary

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