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Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc. We are here to assist community members with overcoming life obstacles.

BFNC has over 125 years of serving the Buffalo community and providing a safety-net of human services to assist residents with mental illness and substance abuse, affordable housing, financial training, tax assistance and providing youth and teen programming and services that provide guidance as they create their paths to success.

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01/24/2023
CAN MY TEEN FILE THEIR OWN TAXES?

TAX TIME - Parents and their Working Children - Can MY WORKING CHILD FILE TAXES ?
Hear the answer to this popular question on the next BFNC LIVING Podcast.

FREE TAX PREP SERVICES BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2023. HEAR TAX PREP TIPS on the NEXT BFNC LIVING Podcast.
01/22/2023

FREE TAX PREP SERVICES BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2023. HEAR TAX PREP TIPS on the NEXT BFNC LIVING Podcast.

01/22/2023

IT’S TAX SEASON
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL April 18 2023 to FILE!

AGING WELL: Creating a Lifestyle around Wellness for SeniorsHOST: Chandra Redfern, CEO, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood ...
01/18/2023
S2 BFNC LIVING Ep 13 || Creating a Lifestyle around Wellness for Seniors by WUFO POWER PODCAST

AGING WELL: Creating a Lifestyle around Wellness for Seniors
HOST: Chandra Redfern, CEO, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers, (BFNC)
GUEST: Michael Weidrich, MBA (he, him, his)
Executive Director/South Buffalo Community Association

AGING WELL – This is a show for all ages. If you are a senior, caregiver, or have an older parent or loved one. Share the information. People are living longer and embracing life! T Today, an aging well expert and seniors living advocate advice is for SENIORS TO NEVER STOP LIVING. A great Newsletter shared an article about TIPS FOR HEALTHY Aging. The article mentioned that as individuals grow older, they experience many life transitions. The key to aging well is how one handles the change. Michael shared with us the ways he as a seniors’ center Executive has created engaging experiences for senior participants. REMEMBER - There is always an opportunity to try new things. However, staying healthy is very important so Self Care is a PRIORITY.

https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/Oc7YaPHjHwb

Thank you Provides a list of Area Seniors Centers.
https://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/sites/www2.erie.gov.seniorservices/files/uploads/senior%20centers%2011.14.19.pdf

BFNC LIVING Season 2 Episode 13 TOPIC: AGING WELL: Creating a Lifestyle around Wellness for Seniors PODCAST HOST: Chandra Redfern, CEO, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers, (BFNC) GUESTS: Michael Weidrich, MBA (he, him, his) Executive Director South Buffalo Community Association Michael is a com...

A SENIOR BALL? On the NEXT BFNC LIVING Podcast episode listen to a community advocate who found his life calling working...
01/18/2023

A SENIOR BALL? On the NEXT BFNC LIVING Podcast episode listen to a community advocate who found his life calling working with seniors. Michael Weidrich,MBA a community leader of nearly 30 years, from activist, to advocate, to executive director, he has led numerous nonprofit organizations across New York State from Albany to Buffalo, serving and uplifting diverse populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, artists, small businesses, the LGBTQ+community, communities of color, youth, and now senior citizens.

01/18/2023
TIP FOR AGING WELL

NEW PODCAST EPISODE - Are you a SENIOR?Do You have a love one over the age of 60? This podcast episode is about AGING WELL for Seniors. All ages could learn life lessons from this episode. Hear the conversation with the very creative and caring. Michael Weidrich, MBA, Executive Director of South Buffalo Community Association.

THE NEED IS GREAT- COMMUNITY SHARE https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=726475528837605&id=100044254938041&mibext...
01/17/2023

THE NEED IS GREAT- COMMUNITY SHARE

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=726475528837605&id=100044254938041&mibextid=qC1gEa

This Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday marks the 28th anniversary of the national day of service. This day was established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King and to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. In honor of this day, the City is holding a special Baby Clothing Drive. I’m calling on our community to donate new baby clothes and items to help babies and mothers in need this winter season.

01/16/2023

WE KNOW YOU GOT THIS! Celebrating the Legacy of MLK Jr. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

WE REMEMBER THE LEGACY…“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to ser...
01/16/2023

WE REMEMBER THE LEGACY…
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” (The Drum Major Instinct, 1968.)

THE MLK LEGACY - WE CONTINUE TO SERVICE “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a coll...
01/16/2023

THE MLK LEGACY - WE CONTINUE TO SERVICE
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” (The Drum Major Instinct, 1968.) - Martin Luther King Jr.

We knew this lady was a caring community member with much to contribute.  Great article that shines a light. https://buf...
01/15/2023
How a Buffalo nurse built lasting bonds with Tops employees after mass shooting

We knew this lady was a caring community member with much to contribute. Great article that shines a light. https://buffalonews.com/business/local/how-a-buffalo-nurse-built-lasting-bonds-with-tops-employees-after-mass-shooting/article_2b69ab08-80a7-11ed-915a-0f92ae074850.html *** A Chance to Catch up on this BFNC Living Podcast conversation - The Attitude of Gratitude - The episode is about the importance of cultivating an attitude of gratitude.
https://anchor.fm/powufo/episodes/S2-BFNC-LIVING-Ep-8--AN-ATTITUDE-OF-GRATITUDE-e1r7d9f
Power 96.5 WNY Daysi Ball Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. The Buffalo News

Trinetta Alston, a licensed practical nurse with Community Health Center of Buffalo, was named an honorary Tops employee, presented with a Tops uniform shirt and an employee badge to signify she was one of them. She has been working with Tops employees since May 16, just two days after the mass shoo...

01/10/2023

The Blizzard of 2022! Listen to a few stories from the BFNC Frontline on the Next BFNC LIVING Podcast.

01/10/2023

THE BLIZZARD OF 2022 - THERE ARE MANY STORIES TO TELL - Tune in this week for BFNC LIVING Podcast - The Blizzard of 2022, Stories From the Front Line
PODCAST HOST: Chandra Redfern, CEO, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers, (BFNC) GUESTS: Susanne Sharpe, BFNC Director of Licensed Housing Services and Larry Ross, Site Manager of the Glenwood Community Residence

YOU MATTER - COMMUNITY SHARE…
01/08/2023

YOU MATTER - COMMUNITY SHARE…

Calling 988 is a quick and easy way to speak with a counselor during a time of crisis. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, call or text 988. Crisis Services counselors are standing by to help.

01/05/2023

WE ARE THANKFUL!Wishing Buffalo Bills Player Damar Hamlin Continued Healing.

01/03/2023

PRAYERS AND POSITIVE THOUGHTS OF HEALING for DAMAR HAMLIN and his family.

OUR GIFT - There was a VISION to reach a changing community. There is a VISION to expand community services. There is a ...
01/01/2023

OUR GIFT - There was a VISION to reach a changing community. There is a VISION to expand community services. There is a FOCUS to UPLIFT and HELP community members in need navigate life obstacles. WE GIFT BFNC LIVING, Podcast episodes to help listeners navigate life. Find on major podcast apps.

ARE YOU READY TO TURN THE PAGE TO 2023?
12/31/2022

ARE YOU READY TO TURN THE PAGE TO 2023?

COMMUNITY SHARE….
12/31/2022

COMMUNITY SHARE….

PLEASE SHARE! Buffalo residents who have experienced a power outage of at least 72 hours at their National Grid service address can request reimbursement for food and/or prescription medication spoilage. The deadline to apply is less than two weeks away. You can submit a claim online, by phone (315-428-3370), or by mail.

BE SURE TO LISTEN TO the New BFNC PODCAST this week on Power 96.5.https://open.spotify.com/episode/5fnz4vc6Srj9DQO9pzPMO...
12/30/2022

BE SURE TO LISTEN TO the New BFNC PODCAST this week on Power 96.5.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5fnz4vc6Srj9DQO9pzPMOz

Show Topic: The work of Fostering Greatness, your new book "I Shall Not Be Moved", and how young adults can set themselves up for success in 2023.
PODCAST HOST: Daysi Ball, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers Director, BFNC Hope Center
GUEST: Leah Angel Daniel, Founder of Fostering Greatness, Author of I Shall Not Be Moved and Doctoral Student

12/29/2022

The NEW YEAR IS ALMOST HERE. LET’S FOCUS ON WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS & LOVED ONES.

12/29/2022

COMMUNITY SHARE…

COMMUNITY SHARE…
12/29/2022
Resources for the Buffalo Blizzard 2022

COMMUNITY SHARE…

211 WNY is your free and confidential link to health and human services. Every day, across Western New York, people just like you are looking for help. 211 WNY is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Developmental Disabilities. Domestic Abuse. Health and Wellness. Housing. Legal Services. Mental Heal...

COMMUNITY SHARE…
12/29/2022

COMMUNITY SHARE…

If you lost power for 72 hours or more, this message is for you.

Under law, power companies offer reimbursement to customers who experienced an extended power outage. Food and prescription medications that spoiled because of a power loss are eligible for reimbursement.

NYSEG customers: https://www.nyseg.com/support/contactus/submit-claim or call (866) 577-3787, option 3
National Grid US customers: call (315) 428-3370

Have you heard? COMMUNITY SHARE…
12/28/2022

Have you heard? COMMUNITY SHARE…

COMMUNITY SHARE…
12/28/2022

COMMUNITY SHARE…

Today, Tuesday, Dec. 27, Metro Rail will have trains running every half hour. Limited bus service has been restored on select routes. See below for a list of restored routes. Paratransit service is still suspended. Visit metro.nfta.com for updates.
4 Broadway
8 Main
24 Genesee
25 Delaware
34 Niagara Falls Boulevard
35 Sheridan
40 Buffalo-Niagara Falls
50 Buffalo Ave
52 North End Circulator
55 Pine Ave
59 NCCC

BEHIND THE WALLS  OF OUR HOMES THERE IS FAMILY CARE.   We thank our Residential staff for their care serving the needs o...
12/28/2022

BEHIND THE WALLS OF OUR HOMES THERE IS FAMILY CARE. We thank our Residential staff for their care serving the needs of our housing residents during the Buffalo Blizzard.

Did you know???
12/28/2022

Did you know???

12/28/2022

WOW! That Blizzard was rough. Be sure to share your feelings and thoughts with family or friends.

12/28/2022
There is greatness among Foster Care Alumni

WEDNESDAY IS BFNC PODCAST DAY! Be sure to check out BFNC Living on Power 96.5. Power 96.5 WNY

Show Topic: The work of Fostering Greatness, your new book "I Shall Not Be Moved", and how young adults can set themselves up for success in 2023.
PODCAST HOST: Daysi Ball, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers Director, BFNC Hope Center
GUEST: Leah Angel Daniel, Founder of Fostering Greatness, Author of I Shall Not Be Moved and Doctoral Student

Enjoy the Conversation
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5fnz4vc6Srj9DQO9pzPMOz

An UPLIFTING STORY… So this is how a positive ending began. There were dedicated volunteers and 6 national guards who wo...
12/27/2022

An UPLIFTING STORY… So this is how a positive ending began. There were dedicated volunteers and 6 national guards who worked together to clear the Westminster Commons parking lot so emergency services could take a resident to dialysis treatment. We Thank you for your service!

12/27/2022

Community Share … Friends a Must Read

BUFFALO BLIZZARD: A STATEMENT OF CAREThe BFNC Management are PROUD of the CARE and DEDICATION.  We thank our Residential...
12/27/2022

BUFFALO BLIZZARD: A STATEMENT OF CARE
The BFNC Management are PROUD of the CARE and DEDICATION. We thank our Residential staff for their care serving the needs of our housing residents during this stressful climate emergency.

*A Sad Time*
Our hearts are also saddened by the loss of family loved ones caused by the Blizzard conditions. We extend our deepest sympathies to each family.

The BFNC Management and Staff continue to provide support and assistance to our clients.

One thing we know is that Buffalo residents are caring and strong. As a community, with a little help from our caring neighbors and national assistance we will get through this crisis.
- Chandra Redfern, BFNC CEO

Community Share…. IMPORTANT BLIZZARD TO KNOW…
12/27/2022

Community Share…. IMPORTANT BLIZZARD TO KNOW…

Residents can also go to the City of Buffalo’s online portal to report an issue. For your convenience, we have a clickable link that we will distribute on our communication platforms.

Address

97 Lemon Street
Buffalo, NY
14204

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+17168560363

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FREE TAX PREP SERVICES BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2023. HEAR TAX PREP TIPS on the NEXT BFNC LIVING Podcast.
IT’S TAX SEASON
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL April 18 2023 to FILE!
AGING WELL: Creating a Lifestyle around Wellness for Seniors
HOST: Chandra Redfern, CEO, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers, (BFNC)
GUEST: Michael Weidrich, MBA (he, him, his)
Executive Director/South Buffalo Community Association

AGING WELL – This is a show for all ages. If you are a senior, caregiver, or have an older parent or loved one. Share the information. People are living longer and embracing life! T Today, an aging well expert and seniors living advocate advice is for SENIORS TO NEVER STOP LIVING. A great Newsletter shared an article about TIPS FOR HEALTHY Aging. The article mentioned that as individuals grow older, they experience many life transitions. The key to aging well is how one handles the change. Michael shared with us the ways he as a seniors’ center Executive has created engaging experiences for senior participants. REMEMBER - There is always an opportunity to try new things. However, staying healthy is very important so Self Care is a PRIORITY.

https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/Oc7YaPHjHwb

Thank you Provides a list of Area Seniors Centers.
https://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/sites/www2.erie.gov.seniorservices/files/uploads/senior%20centers%2011.14.19.pdf
A SENIOR BALL? On the NEXT BFNC LIVING Podcast episode listen to a community advocate who found his life calling working with seniors. Michael Weidrich,MBA a community leader of nearly 30 years, from activist, to advocate, to executive director, he has led numerous nonprofit organizations across New York State from Albany to Buffalo, serving and uplifting diverse populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, artists, small businesses, the LGBTQ+community, communities of color, youth, and now senior citizens.
NEW PODCAST EPISODE - Are you a SENIOR?Do You have a love one over the age of 60? This podcast episode is about AGING WELL for Seniors. All ages could learn life lessons from this episode. Hear the conversation with the very creative and caring. Michael Weidrich, MBA, Executive Director of South Buffalo Community Association.
WE KNOW YOU GOT THIS! Celebrating the Legacy of MLK Jr. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
WE REMEMBER THE LEGACY…
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” (The Drum Major Instinct, 1968.)
THE MLK LEGACY - WE CONTINUE TO SERVICE
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” (The Drum Major Instinct, 1968.) - Martin Luther King Jr.
We knew this lady was a caring community member with much to contribute. Great article that shines a light. https://buffalonews.com/business/local/how-a-buffalo-nurse-built-lasting-bonds-with-tops-employees-after-mass-shooting/article_2b69ab08-80a7-11ed-915a-0f92ae074850.html *** A Chance to Catch up on this BFNC Living Podcast conversation - The Attitude of Gratitude - The episode is about the importance of cultivating an attitude of gratitude.
https://anchor.fm/powufo/episodes/S2-BFNC-LIVING-Ep-8--AN-ATTITUDE-OF-GRATITUDE-e1r7d9f
Power 96.5 WNY Daysi Ball Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. The Buffalo News
COMMUNITY SHARE…
The New BFNC Podcast Episode: Hear what a COOKING POT had to do with the 2022 BLIZZARD. 👇Power 96.5 WNY

https://anchor.fm/powufo/episodes/S2-BFNC-LIVING-Ep-12--2022-Buffalo-Blizzard-Stories-from-the-Front-Line-e1tc0a2
An example important part of uplifting and helping others is to UNDERSTAND OUR DIFFERENCES.
The Blizzard of 2022! Listen to a few stories from the BFNC Frontline on the Next BFNC LIVING Podcast.
THE BLIZZARD OF 2022 - THERE ARE MANY STORIES TO TELL - Tune in this week for BFNC LIVING Podcast - The Blizzard of 2022, Stories From the Front Line
PODCAST HOST: Chandra Redfern, CEO, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers, (BFNC) GUESTS: Susanne Sharpe, BFNC Director of Licensed Housing Services and Larry Ross, Site Manager of the Glenwood Community Residence
YOU MATTER - COMMUNITY SHARE…
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