The Resource Council of WNY

The Resource Council of WNY The mission of the Resource Council of WNY aims to empower and enrich the lives of youth, adults and Our Board of Directors:

Rev. Brandi L. Lockwood
(Ret.)

Terry King, Chairman
CEO
Saving Grace Ministries

Rich Jureller, President
Vice President of Community Relations
Buffalo Sabres

Robert Lowery
CEO and Consultant
RL Experience

Pastor Leroy Wiggins
The Chapel
Cheektowaga Campus & Men's Ministry

Anthony Jordan
Partner
M-Power Sales, Inc. Haynes
VP, Adult Services
CAO of WNY

Byron C. Police Commissioner
Buffalo Police Department

HAPPENING TODAY from 10 - 2 at 347 East Ferry!It's Resource Connection Day at The Resource Council of WNY with over 15 s...
11/30/2023

HAPPENING TODAY from 10 - 2 at 347 East Ferry!

It's Resource Connection Day at The Resource Council of WNY with over 15 service providers providing assistance to anyone in need!

We also have dry-cleaned, gently used winter coats in various adult AND children's sizes courtesy of Colvin Cleaners (while supplies last)! Plus, winter essentials such as new fleece blankets, hats and more! YES, ALL FREE!

✅️ Utility assistance with HEAP, National Grid and National Fuel!
✅️ Housing grants and loan assistance!
✅ Food Assistance inside at the CAO food pantry!
✅ Free legal assistance, Job Corps info and SNAP assistance!
✅ Health and wellness info, family/household crisis assistance!
✅ Baby supplies and personal care items available, upon request.
✅ Holiday Toy Assistance program applications available on-site!

Please SHARE. We look forward to seeing you!

HAPPENING TOMORROW! It's another Resource Connection Day at  The Resource Council of WNY with over 15 service providers ...
11/29/2023

HAPPENING TOMORROW! It's another Resource Connection Day at The Resource Council of WNY with over 15 service providers all under one community hub ready to serve and provide assistance!

Also, stop in for dry-cleaned, gently used winter coats in various adult AND children's sizes courtesy of our friends at Colvin Cleaners (while supplies last)! Plus, winter essentials such as new fleece blankets, hats and more! ALL FREE!

✅️ Utility assistance with HEAP, National Grid and National Fuel!
✅️ Housing grants and loan assistance!
✅ Food Assistance inside at the CAO food pantry!
✅ Free legal assistance, Job Corps info and SNAP assistance!
✅ Health and wellness info, family/household crisis assistance!
✅ Baby supplies and personal care items available, upon request.
✅ Holiday Toy Assistance program applications available on-site!

Please SHARE. Join us at 347 East Ferry and get the help you need!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Holiday Toy Assistance program as part of "Giving Tuesday." Every toy donat...
11/29/2023

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Holiday Toy Assistance program as part of "Giving Tuesday." Every toy donation makes a difference!

We also received a few additional gifts today including a huge delivery of new furniture for our community room. I just love our WNY community!

On behalf of The Resource Council of WNY, THANK YOU for your generosity, love and support!

The Resource Council of WNY anticipates serving hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls this year through our Holiday To...
11/28/2023

The Resource Council of WNY anticipates serving hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls this year through our Holiday Toy Assistance Program. There is so much need out there but through the generosity of our supporters and angel donors, we're hopeful that holiday cheer will be shared with our families in need.

This Giving Tuesday, we're asking for your support to donate a new toy to ensure that every child has a few gifts under his/her tree.

To make a toy donation, please click on our Amazon Wish List here:

https://a.co/hRmr8T8

Gratitude is at the heart of what we do at the Resource Council of WNY. From our dedicated team members to our trusted p...
11/23/2023

Gratitude is at the heart of what we do at the Resource Council of WNY. From our dedicated team members to our trusted partners, volunteers and community that we love on each and every day, THANK YOU!

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones today!

One of the ways to teach our children to appreciate and celebrate cultural diversity is through cooking and tasting amaz...
11/17/2023

One of the ways to teach our children to appreciate and celebrate cultural diversity is through cooking and tasting amazing food from around the world!

This Saturday, from 10am - 11:30am, bring the kids to our "Culture in the Kitchen" cooking classes at The Resource Council of WNY for children ages 6-12. This week's dish is Korean Garlic Ginger Ramen!

As always, our program is FREE and open to the public! Special thanks to our partner, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County.

HAPPENING TODAY starting at 10am until 2pm!It's "Resource Connection Day" at The Resource Council of WNY to get the help...
11/16/2023

HAPPENING TODAY starting at 10am until 2pm!

It's "Resource Connection Day" at The Resource Council of WNY to get the help you or someone you know needs - all under one roof! Plus, stop in for dry-cleaned, gently used winter coats in various adult sizes courtesy of Colvin Cleaners (while supplies last)!

✅️ Utility assistance with HEAP, National Grid and National Fuel!
✅️ Housing grants and loan assistance!
✅ Food Assistance inside at the CAO food pantry!
✅ Free legal assistance, college info and SNAP assistance!
✅ Health and wellness info, services and on-site assistance!
✅ Baby supplies, personal care items and household essentials, upon request.

Please SHARE and we hope to see you soon!♥️

HAPPENING TOMORROW, Thursday, November 16th from 10 - 2!It's another "Resource Connection Day" at The Resource Council o...
11/15/2023

HAPPENING TOMORROW, Thursday, November 16th from 10 - 2!

It's another "Resource Connection Day" at The Resource Council of WNY to get the help you or someone you know needs - all under one roof! Plus, stop in for dry-cleaned, gently used winter coats in various adult sizes courtesy of Colvin Cleaners (while supplies last)!

✅️ Utility assistance with HEAP, National Grid and National Fuel!
✅️ Housing grants and loan assistance!
✅ Food Assistance inside at the CAO food pantry!
✅ Free legal assistance, college info and SNAP assistance!
✅ Health and wellness info, services and on-site assistance!
✅ Baby supplies, personal care items and household essentials, upon request.

Please SHARE with a family a friend who may need assistance. ♥️

In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Resource Council of WNY is closed. Our doors will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, Novembe...
11/10/2023

In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Resource Council of WNY is closed. Our doors will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, November 11th, for the CAO food pantry from 10am - 1:30pm.

Thank you to every veteran for your service.

Just one random conversation about our outdoor refrigerator and this week, we were blessed with a brand new unit for our...
11/09/2023

Just one random conversation about our outdoor refrigerator and this week, we were blessed with a brand new unit for our outdoor food pantry at The Resource Council of WNY!

Now, our village of support can continue stocking the fridge with fresh produce, meals, beverages and frozen goods for community residents and families who may need access to food, when our center is closed. This is how community works ❤️

A very special thank you to our friends at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY and Orville's of Rochester! We love and appreciate you

11/04/2023
Congratulations to our President and CEO, Catherine Roberts, for being ranked  #37 on the Power 100 Business Leaders of ...
11/03/2023

Congratulations to our President and CEO, Catherine Roberts, for being ranked #37 on the Power 100 Business Leaders of Color for 2023.

On behalf of our Resource Council of WNY family, THANK YOU, Buffalo Business First, for recognizing our courageous and dedicated leader.

Catherine, thank you for all you do to uplift and empower our community each and every day!

11/02/2023

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS! The Resource Council of WNY is doing it again this holiday season by offering FREE TOYS thanks to the WNY Holiday Toy Partnership!

Click on the link here to get your application started:
https://form.jotform.com/ksocker/2023RCWNYHolidayToys

OR, you can TEXT the word TOYS to 716-404-9675.

Help us spread a little holiday cheer by SHARING this wonderful opportunity with your family and friends! RCWNY Loves The Kids!

The mission of the Resource Council of WNY aims to empower and enrich the lives of youth, adults and

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS!The Resource Council of WNY is doing it again this holiday season by offering FREE T...
11/02/2023

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS!

The Resource Council of WNY is doing it again this holiday season by offering FREE TOYS thanks to the WNY Holiday Toy Partnership!

Click on the link here to get your application started:
https://form.jotform.com/ksocker/2023RCWNYHolidayToys

OR, you can TEXT the word TOYS to 716-404-9675. Applications are also available at the Resource Council of WNY during business hours at 347 East Ferry Street (formerly the Humboldt YMCA).

Help us spread a little holiday cheer by SHARING this wonderful opportunity with your family and friends! RCWNY Loves The Kids!

10/29/2023

If we don't build up their confidence, or show them love and encouragement, who will? This is our WHY. Every child is an All Star in our house!

This short clip tickled my heart so, I had to share. This is why we go so hard for our kids, so they can just be kids at The Resource Council of WNY! ❤️

Our team members and volunteers are the magic to our mission. Our management team, Keri, Racheal and Katrina, lead an am...
10/29/2023

Our team members and volunteers are the magic to our mission. Our management team, Keri, Racheal and Katrina, lead an amazing All-Star crew that go above and beyond to ensure our children have the best experiences ever!

This, coupled with an army of volunteers that help keep us safe and organized, and always ensures that nothing slips through the cracks, is our secret sauce. Thank you all for being a part of our family! -Catherine Roberts

Thank you to our CAO family for always showing up to support our kids and their families. The CAO Adult Family Division ...
10/29/2023

Thank you to our CAO family for always showing up to support our kids and their families. The CAO Adult Family Division distributed hygiene kits and water bottles filled with goodies. We appreciate you! - Catherine Roberts

A huge thank you to Glenn Coles, our special guest DJ for Harvest Fest. DJ Kholes is by far, one of the premiere DJs in ...
10/29/2023

A huge thank you to Glenn Coles, our special guest DJ for Harvest Fest. DJ Kholes is by far, one of the premiere DJs in the country, and he spent the afternoon with us, to musically entertain our children and their families! We LOVE you for that! - Catherine Roberts

A special thank you to Lawley Insurance for being a sponsor of this year's Harvest Fest! Not only are you supportive of ...
10/29/2023

A special thank you to Lawley Insurance for being a sponsor of this year's Harvest Fest! Not only are you supportive of our mission, but you're actually a part of our family! We LOVE and appreciate you. - Catherine Roberts

We can't say enough about our sponsor, Great Lakes Transport Solutions! We can always count on their team for every comm...
10/29/2023

We can't say enough about our sponsor, Great Lakes Transport Solutions! We can always count on their team for every community initiative and event. Thank you for all you do to make us better! - Catherine Roberts

Thank you to our wonderful sponsor, AMAZON. We appreciate your generous contribution and volunteer efforts to support Ha...
10/29/2023

Thank you to our wonderful sponsor, AMAZON. We appreciate your generous contribution and volunteer efforts to support Harvest Day. Your time and treasure is so appreciated. - Catherine Roberts

Thank you to our sponsor, the Buffalo Bills! Your presence at Harvest Day meant the world to our kids and the community....
10/29/2023

Thank you to our sponsor, the Buffalo Bills! Your presence at Harvest Day meant the world to our kids and the community. Thank you for always showing up for us.. we love you! - Catherine Roberts

Today, we were blown away by the number of families that spent "Harvest Day" with The Resource Council of WNY!To be exac...
10/29/2023

Today, we were blown away by the number of families that spent "Harvest Day" with The Resource Council of WNY!

To be exact, we welcomed 667 youth and parents/guardians through our doors, in just 3 hours.

Our RC team, led by Keri, Racheal and Katrina... just exceptional! Our volunteers were amazing, as always. And, our sponsors... none of this would be possible without you.

Together, we made 667 kids and their families smile, laugh and feel loved today! I need a minute to just take it all in... THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for caring so much about our community!

Today's the DAY! It's our 3rd annual "Harvest Fest" at The Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street. Arts and Craf...
10/28/2023

Today's the DAY! It's our 3rd annual "Harvest Fest" at The Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street. Arts and Crafts, Slime Fest, 2 Magic Shows, Kids Karaoke, Pizza, Candy, Prizes and more...Plus, selfies with 6 costumed characters! Wayyy too much fun for families...but that's how we roll. 🎃

We'll see you today starting at 1pm.♥️

Our team is working around the clock to prepare for tomorrow's "Harvest Fest" for the kids! Can't wait to see all their ...
10/27/2023

Our team is working around the clock to prepare for tomorrow's "Harvest Fest" for the kids! Can't wait to see all their smiling faces. 😍

A special thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for helping us make Harvest Fest bigger and better! We can't wait to see you tomorrow at The Resource Council of WNY!

Our hearts are broken over the mass shooting that took place in Lewiston, Maine, yesterday evening. In the aftermath of ...
10/26/2023

Our hearts are broken over the mass shooting that took place in Lewiston, Maine, yesterday evening. In the aftermath of this horrific tragedy, please join us in praying for the families and friends of the victims, along with first responders and everyone impacted by this senseless act of violence. Buffalo is with you and we love you.

HAPPENING TODAY, from 10am - 2pm, at The Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street!Stop by our "Resource Connection...
10/26/2023

HAPPENING TODAY, from 10am - 2pm, at The Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street!

Stop by our "Resource Connection Day" for the following:

✅ Food assistance thanks to CAO's Food Pantry!
✅ HEAP, National Grid and National Fuel on-site with FREE weatherization kits!
✅ Legal and crisis services, health insurance re-enrollment, health and wellness testing and info!
✅ Baby supplies, household items, personal care items and more!
✅ Complimentary hot dogs on the grill starting at 11am!🌭
✅Plus, FREE winter puffer coats for young children (while supplies last), because it's getting cold out here and our little ones need COATS!!!

Please SHARE!

HAPPENING TODAY from 3pm - 6pm at Schiller Park, 2057 Genesee Street. Information on community and health services, fun ...
10/25/2023

HAPPENING TODAY from 3pm - 6pm at Schiller Park, 2057 Genesee Street. Information on community and health services, fun activities for kids and more, sponsored by Mayor Brown and the City of Buffalo Division of Citizen Services!

Plus, a free Farmer's Market (while supplies last) on-site courtesy of The Resource Council of WNY! We'll see you there!

Happening THIS Wednesday, October 25th, from 3pm - 6pm, in Schiller Park, 2057 Genesee Street!Join The Resource Council ...
10/24/2023

Happening THIS Wednesday, October 25th, from 3pm - 6pm, in Schiller Park, 2057 Genesee Street!

Join The Resource Council of WNY at the "Health & Wellness Fall Festival Pop-Up event" sponsored by Mayor Brown and the Division of Citizen Services. Meet community health and wellness partners, along with free food, children's activities and much more!

The Resource Council of WNY will also be on-site with our FREE Farmer's Market (while supplies last)! Please SHARE!

10/24/2023

GET READY! GET READY! Harvest Fest is back this Saturday, October 28th, from 1pm - 4pm, at the Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry!

Loads of fun, food, arts & crafts, candy - ALL FREE!

Please SHARE and follow our FB page for Harvest Fest updates! Tell family and friends to BE THERE!

The mission of the Resource Council of WNY aims to empower and enrich the lives of youth, adults and

Parents and Guardians! If you're looking for a fun community event to bring the kiddos this weekend... Harvest Fest is b...
10/24/2023

Parents and Guardians! If you're looking for a fun community event to bring the kiddos this weekend... Harvest Fest is back!

This Saturday, October 28th from 1 - 4, The Resource Council of WNY invites you to an afternoon filled with fun, food, arts & crafts, magic shows, music and the biggest Slime Fest in Buffalo (and it's glow-in-the-dark slime, too!)😀

Plus, loads of candy, giveaways, and a meet & greet with some of their favorite friends!

Best of all, it's absolutely FREE and open to the public! Tell a Friend, Bring a Friend... it's our 3rd annual Harvest Fest, located at 347 East Ferry Street (formerly the Humboldt Y).

For more info, call us at 783-8259.

HAPPENING TODAY at 10am! See you there.
10/21/2023

HAPPENING TODAY at 10am! See you there.

HAPPENING TONIGHT, from 6pm - 8pm at The Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street!It's another edition of "Friday ...
10/20/2023

HAPPENING TONIGHT, from 6pm - 8pm at The Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street!

It's another edition of "Friday Night Hoops" with our friends at the Solid Prep Foundation! Parents, feel free to stay or drop them off!

See you all tonight for Friday Night Hoops!

STARTING TOMORROW from 10am - 11am at The Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street!We're now offering free yoga cl...
10/20/2023

STARTING TOMORROW from 10am - 11am at The Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street!

We're now offering free yoga classes to the community to help with stress management, relaxation techniques and self-care.

The key to holistic healing begins with our mind, body and spirit. Please SHARE and bring a friend! For more info, call 716-783-8259.

HAPPENING TODAY from 10am - 2pm at The Resource Council of WNY. Please SHARE!
10/12/2023

HAPPENING TODAY from 10am - 2pm at The Resource Council of WNY. Please SHARE!

Fall is in full swing and our Resource Connection Days continue to bring us all together to serve!This Thursday, October...
10/11/2023

Fall is in full swing and our Resource Connection Days continue to bring us all together to serve!

This Thursday, October 12th, from 10-2, stop by The Resource Council of WNY to get the help you or someone you know needs - all under one roof!

✅️ Utility assistance with HEAP and National Fuel!
✅️ Housing Eviction and Legal Assistance!
✅ Food Assistance inside at the CAO food pantry!
✅ Employment opportunities and college Info!
✅ Domestic Violence Services & Prevention Info!
✅ Resources for dementia, Alzheimer's and more!

✅ Emergency Preparedness Kits are also available (while supplies last), and of course, we always have baby supplies, personal care items and household essentials, upon request. Hot dogs right off the grill starting at 11am... yes, even in October. :) 🌭

Our home...is your home at 347 East Ferry.♥️

A very special THANK YOU to the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for awarding a grant to The...
10/10/2023

A very special THANK YOU to the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for awarding a grant to The Resource Council of WNY to purchase an AED (automated external defibrillator) for our beloved center. Yayyy!

The RCWNY is bustling with activities for youth, adults and seniors, 6 days a week! The addition of this life-saving device can make all the difference when it's accessible during a sudden cardiac arrest. It also strengthens our community's resilience in the face of a medical emergency and for that, we are so thankful and appreciative. This is Community.

HAPPENING TODAY until 5pm! Rain or Shine.It's the Children's Garden Festival sponsored by East Side Garden Walk in beaut...
10/08/2023

HAPPENING TODAY until 5pm! Rain or Shine.

It's the Children's Garden Festival sponsored by East Side Garden Walk in beautiful MLK, Jr. Park!

Enjoy free food, giveaways, entertainment, and environmental, horticultural, and garden-related educational activities for the family! The Resource Council of WNY is also there with produce snack packs for the kids!

Happening WEDNESDAY 6/7/23 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Parents/Guardians - Drop off your tweens and teens for HYPE Night at th...
06/07/2023

Happening WEDNESDAY 6/7/23 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Parents/Guardians - Drop off your tweens and teens for HYPE Night at the Resource Council of WNY. Two hours of fun and soft skills training through the Power of Play. Please SHARE.

For more info, call us at (716) 783-8259.

Happening Now at the Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street  until 2pm today.If you know anyone who is in need o...
06/01/2023

Happening Now at the Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street until 2pm today.

If you know anyone who is in need of food assistance, stop in today!

Address

347 E Ferry Street
Buffalo, NY
14208

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

Telephone

+17167838259

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