Several of the communities in the inner-ring around the city of Buffalo experience challenges with service access and realize that they cannot address the barriers as individual stakeholders. The Community Resource Hub concept was born sometime in 2015 and took root in the Town of Cheektowaga (March 2015), City of Lackawanna (November 2016), Town of Tonawanda (October 2016) and City of North Tonawanda (September 2017).
A Community Resource Hub is organized in each community on a regular basis by a host of area stakeholders (their local coalition). Each Hub brings together a variety of services including housing (repair, foreclosure, eviction), education and workforce training (HSE, ELL, continuing education, scholarships, training programs), legal services (consumer law, legal rights, eviction, foreclosure), health (screenings, insurance, connect to care), youth services (summer and afterschool programs, counseling), senior services (housing, transportation, assisted living), utility assistance (assistance, shut-off, weatherizing), food assistance (SNAP, WIC, nutrition, local pantries) and more.
The Town of Cheektowaga Hub is a project of the Cheektowaga Community Collaborative.
The Hub is located at Resurrection Life Church, 2145 Old Union Rd. Cheektowaga and is open every first & third Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm
For more information or a list of scheduled providers, contact CheektowagaHUB@gmail.com or on Facebook.
The Town of Tonawanda Hub is a project of the Town of Tonawanda Coalition.
The Hub is located at The Town of Tonawanda Library – Kenmore Branch at 160 Delaware Rd. Kenmore and is open every third Thursday of the month from 12pm-3pm.
For more information or a list of scheduled providers, contact ToTCommunityHub@gmail.com or on Facebook.
The Lackawanna Hub is a project of the Lackawanna Stakeholders Coalition.
The Hub is located at Catholic Charities, 75 Caldwell Pl. Lackawanna and is open every first and third Friday from 9:15am-12pm.
For more information or a list of scheduled providers, contact LackawannaNYCoalition@gmail.com or on Facebook.
The North Tonawanda Hub is an initiative of the North Tonawanda Coalition.
The Hub is located at Redeemer Lutheran Church 265 Falconer Street, Falconer St, North Tonawanda, NY and is open quarterly on the third Wednesday from 10am-12pm.
For more information or a list of scheduled providers, contact NTCommunityHub@gmail.com or on Facebook.
The Hub Task Force:
In January 2018, the Mobile Safety-Net Team convene the first “Hub Task Force”; a conglomerate of all four Hub focused coalitions. The goal of the Hub Task Force is to work collaboratively on key issue areas for the Hubs, including sustainability, staffing, marketing, communications, outreach, and relationship building.