Matt Urban Center

Matt Urban Center A multi faceted non-profit organization serving the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, Lovejoy and Fillmore Districts and Buffalo's East Side.
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The Polish Community Center of Buffalo, Inc., now doing business as the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY (MUC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with a mission to provide programs to enhance quality of life, preserve neighborhoods and encourage economic development.

Mission: The Matt Urban Center's Mission is to provide programs that enhance the quality of life, preserve neighborhoods and encourage economic development.

Do you feel that everyone should have access to safe and affordable housing? Do you want to make a positive impact in th...
05/27/2020
Employment Opportunity: Housing Specialist – Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY

Do you feel that everyone should have access to safe and affordable housing? Do you want to make a positive impact in the community you work? If yes, our Housing Specialist position could be the perfect fit! Join our hardworking team and help us make a difference on the East Side! To apply, visit the link below:

http://urbanctr.org/2020/05/22/employment-opportunity-housing-specialist-3/

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Sarah MaurerEmployment Opportunity: Housing Specialist Now Hiring: Housing Specialist Job Description: The Housing Specialist’s primary responsibilities will include working with area residents to apply for grants and assist with housing department projects to further our...

The Matt Urban Center Youth Department has teamed up with La'Movement Fitness to keep your body fit and healthy while yo...
05/26/2020
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The Matt Urban Center Youth Department has teamed up with La'Movement Fitness to keep your body fit and healthy while you are at home. Please check them out every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00pm using the following zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83319979926

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We are now hiring for a Housing Specialist! Join us in helping create and maintain safe and affordable housing on the Ea...
05/22/2020
Employment Opportunity: Housing Specialist – Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY

We are now hiring for a Housing Specialist! Join us in helping create and maintain safe and affordable housing on the East Side of Buffalo! Contact [email protected] for more information or find our application on our website!

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Sarah MaurerEmployment Opportunity: Housing Specialist Now Hiring: Housing Specialist Job Description: The Housing Specialist’s primary responsibilities will include working with area residents to apply for grants and assist with housing department projects to further our...

We're so thankful to our Lovejoy District Council Member Bryan Bollman for his incredibly generous donation of  500 PPE ...
05/22/2020

We're so thankful to our Lovejoy District Council Member Bryan Bollman for his incredibly generous donation of 500 PPE Masks to our veterans living at HELP Buffalo. This was a great way to end a long week, as well as a great way to bring in the Memorial Day weekend!

With Memorial Day fast approaching, we're focusing our efforts on supporting our clients who bravely served our country....
05/20/2020

With Memorial Day fast approaching, we're focusing our efforts on supporting our clients who bravely served our country. Many of our clients at the HELP Buffalo supportive housing complex are formerly homeless veterans, and we want to show them how much we appreciate them! We're hosting a donation drive to help them get the supplies they need. Please contact Adonis Kernen at [email protected] if you would like to make a contribution!

05/19/2020
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We're excited to be partnering with Buffalo Animal Adventures to provide online enrichment for our youth on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15pm-6:00pm! Buffalo Animal Adventures is an outreach program that uses animal ambassadors to educate audiences on the importance of wildlife preservation and conservation.

Those who are interested in participating can tune in this evening using the link below:

https://call.lifesizecloud.com/2926398

Help us help our vets! We're seeking donations for our veteran tenants at HELP Buffalo. Contact our case manager, Adonis...
05/18/2020

Help us help our vets! We're seeking donations for our veteran tenants at HELP Buffalo. Contact our case manager, Adonis Kernen, to schedule a drop-off at [email protected].

The COVID-19 crisis has already left too many children hungry in America
05/14/2020
The COVID-19 crisis has already left too many children hungry in America

The COVID-19 crisis has already left too many children hungry in America

In this blog post, Lauren Bauer documents new evidence from two nationally representative surveys that were initiated to provide up-to-date estimates of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the incidence of food insecurity.

The Broadway Market
05/14/2020

The Broadway Market

Friends,

I wanted to update you on the Broadway Market’s status in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak in the WNY region. The Market is an essential business and accordingly is still open. We are operating on the market’s regular schedule: Open Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm and closed on Sundays. Save A Lot is open Monday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm. You are allowed inside the market to shop.

Please note that you are required to wear a mask or face-covering to enter the Market per the NY State Dept. of Health.

To facilitate social distancing, we are limiting the number of people who can access the building at any one time. At this time, we are only permitting access through the Broadway Market’s main doors on Broadway, the rear doors exiting the parking garage and the rear side Lombard Street and Gibson Street doors. (If there is a line, please wait patiently at those doors until the security guard admits you.)

The 2nd and 3rd floors of the market’s parking garage are closed. There is parking on the 1st floor of the parking garage, the Save A Lot parking garage on Gibson St. and on city streets.

The Market’s fresh food merchants (meat, produce, seafood, nuts/popcorn, baked goods, dry/shelf stable goods) are all stocked. Please check the markets website www.broadwaymarket.org, for vendor hours, contact information and on-line ordering if applicable.

We continue to add ways to make the Market accessible during this challenging period:

• While we have had to pull seating for the public, our prepared food merchants (Babcia Pierogi, East/West Café, Margie’s Soul Food, Potts Deli) are also open for take- out and delivery.

We are committed to maintaining food access through this period and simultaneously keep our customers as safe as possible. We have instituted a number of precautionary measures and have doubled down on those as the crisis deepens.

Kathleen Peterson
Market Manager

We're so grateful to have received this awesome donation of feminine hygiene products from Stephanie Frary of Red Party!...
05/13/2020

We're so grateful to have received this awesome donation of feminine hygiene products from Stephanie Frary of Red Party! These items will be greatly appreciated in our personal essentials pantry, Hope House women's shelter, and permanent supportive housing sites.

Learn more about the Red Party initiative here: https://www.buffalorising.com/2019/06/red-party-fundraiser-fight-period-poverty/

Jericho Road Community Health Center
05/06/2020

Jericho Road Community Health Center

We will be offering walk-up COVID-19 testing this Thursday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at our #1021Broadway location. We are now offering both diagnostic (nasal swab) AND antibody (blood draw) testing. You do not need to be a Jericho Road patient to be tested, nor do you need health insurance or a prescription from a medical provider.

Testing will be conducted in the parking lot and in the community room of our facility. A Jericho Road provider will determine which test to administer based on an evaluation of each patient. Please wear a mask (if you have one) and abide by the spacing markers. Supplies are limited and tests will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions can be directed to 716-529-3020.

For those who need a doctor, health insurance, or other community services, visit the Community Corner tent, which will offer on-the-spot scheduling of new patient appointments and connection with facilitated insurance enrollers.

Please note, you may qualify for testing at other locations. We have compiled a list of East Side locations that are also offering testing.

Urban Family Practice/Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization @ 1315 Jefferson Ave (14208)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. Call for an evaluation first (716-604-0504).
Testing available for:
- GBUACO/Urban Family Practice patients with symptoms
- Non-GBUACO patients who have a primary care provider that will send a prescription for a test
- Patients without a primary care physician

Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc @ 34 Benwood Ave (14214)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Testing available for Community Health Center of Buffalo patients only. Contact your CHC of Buffalo provider first--716-986-9199.

Kaleida Health @ Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library @ 1187 E. Delavan Ave (14215)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Need a prescription from your provider faxed to 716-859-1800. After script is faxed, go to KaleidaHealth.org >> COVID-19 Testing >> Follow prompts for assessment and scheduling OR call 716-859-3222.

#OurWorkContinues in community development. Construction continues following health and safety guidelines at our current...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues in community development.

Construction continues following health and safety guidelines at our current CHDO project at 134 Woodell. This home renovation is happening in partnership with the Town of Cheektowaga, HUD’s HOME Program and Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, and will be occupied by a low income first-time homebuyer upon completion!

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation will help us continue revitalizing our communities. www.urbanctr.org/donate-to-muc

#OurWorkContinues at HELP Buffalo Adonis Kernen is a case manager at HELP Buffalo. Since COVID-19, Adonis has ensured th...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues at HELP Buffalo

Adonis Kernen is a case manager at HELP Buffalo. Since COVID-19, Adonis has ensured that over 75 residents can access case management services via digital interface and incorporated conference-call technology for the residents' social activities, such as our Town Hall Meetings. While practicing safe social distancing, he sits in his HELP Buffalo office reviewing client concerns. Adonis' upbeat, outgoing personality keeps all of us smiling, even in tough times!

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation will help us provide basic needs to those who need us. www.urbanctr.org/donate-to-muc

#OurWorkContinues in creating and maintaining #affordablehousing.Safe and affordable housing is as important as ever as ...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues in creating and maintaining #affordablehousing.

Safe and affordable housing is as important as ever as our community shelters in place and our Housing Department staff continue to work towards this mission, even when they're working from home!

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation helps us continue to provide safe and affordable housing opportunities in Buffalo! http://urbanctr.org/contact-us/donate-to-muc/

#OurWorkContinues at 1081 Broadway.We have to give a shout-out to our security guard, Will, who holds the title of frien...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues at 1081 Broadway.

We have to give a shout-out to our security guard, Will, who holds the title of friendliest security guard on the planet! He's also holding down the fort at our main headquarters, making sure our essential staff stay safe while they continue serving our clients.

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation will help us keep serving those who need us. www.urbanctr.org/donate-to-muc

#OurWorkContinues in fueling our programs.These are some of our directors at our main headquarters! They've been busy wr...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues in fueling our programs.

These are some of our directors at our main headquarters! They've been busy writing grants, managing finances, and ensuring that our program staff have the resources and guidance they need to keep serving our clients.

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation helps us keep our essential programs going! http://bit.ly/2r11dyP

#OurWorkContinues providing shelter for the homeless.Our staff at the Hope House shelter for homeless women and children...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues providing shelter for the homeless.

Our staff at the Hope House shelter for homeless women and children have been busy keeping their clients safe, fed, and happy. The families at the shelter have been under quarantine for some time, and as you can imagine, it can be tough to keep kids who are cooped up from going crazy! But our staff keep working to make life a little brighter - they even held a "Quarantine Barbecue" to help everyone relax and have some fun!

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation helps us continue serving women and children in need: http://urbanctr.org/contact-us/donate-to-muc

#OurWorkContinues in maintaining our facilities.Our maintenance and weatherization teams have been busy with lots of pro...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues in maintaining our facilities.

Our maintenance and weatherization teams have been busy with lots of projects! Since our agency provides essential services and homes for many tenants, they must ensure that our many buildings continue operating smoothly. These guys are some of the hardest working staff we have, and they make sure their coworkers have a safe environment to work in and our tenants have safe homes to stay in!

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation keeps us working hard for those who need us: http://urbanctr.org/contact-us/donate-to-muc/

#OurWorkContinues supporting our clients at HELP Buffalo.This is Gordon Williams, our senior case manager at HELP Buffal...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues supporting our clients at HELP Buffalo.

This is Gordon Williams, our senior case manager at HELP Buffalo. Since COVID-19, Gordon has ensured that over 75 residents can access case management services via digital interface. Due to a compromised immune system, this is Gordon working remotely in his home office watching raw interviews of homeless individuals battling trauma and sharing their personal stories. Hearing these stories will help expand his perspective with the population he works with daily. He will use his new knowledge to provide even better service to our clients.

Your #GivingTuesday now donation will help us provide basic needs to those who need us.
http://urbanctr.org/contact-us/donate-to-muc/

#OurWorkContinues for Housing First This is Lonnie Patterson, our dedicated Case Manager for the homeless population wit...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues for Housing First

This is Lonnie Patterson, our dedicated Case Manager for the homeless population with our Housing First program. He has a caseload of 30 clients at scattered sites in our community. Since monthly home visits are temporarily postponed, he continues to serve our clients via phone, and has still been able to check-in and provide support. He continues to advocate and provide our clients with food, hygiene/cleaning products, medical treatment, and more (with proper PPE and social distancing, of course). He misses his clients dearly and is looking forward to getting back out into the community and interacting with them again.

A #GivingTuesdayNow donation will help us continue to provide basic needs for those who need us. http://urbanctr.org/contact-us/donate-to-muc/

#OurWorkContinues for Permanent Supportive HousingThis is Kadie Skulski, our leader for all our Permanent Supportive Hou...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues for Permanent Supportive Housing

This is Kadie Skulski, our leader for all our Permanent Supportive Housing Programs: Hope Gardens, HELP Buffalo and Housing First. This is a photo of her sorting through basic needs items for our clients. She often has to go into stores to ensure our clients are getting the essentials to stay well. She has also put all social distancing procedures into place for her staff and clients' safety. Her main goal is to continue to serve our clients and with some brainstorming and creativity!

Your #GivingTuesday now donation will help us provide basic needs to those who need us. www.urbanctr.org/donate-to-muc

#OurWorkContinues caring for our senior citizens.Our senior services department is continuing to provide case management...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues caring for our senior citizens.

Our senior services department is continuing to provide case management and resources via phone to our homebound seniors. They're ensuring that some of the most vulnerable members of our community are safe and cared for during this frightening time.

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation will help us continue caring for seniors in need. www.urbanctr.org/donate-to-muc

#OurWorkContinues supporting our students.Shout-out to our AWESOME youth department for everything they've been doing to...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues supporting our students.

Shout-out to our AWESOME youth department for everything they've been doing to stay connected to the young people in our community schools and our after-school programs. They've set up weekly virtual tutoring sessions to make sure their kids still have the academic support they need. They've also been making DIY project kits to distribute at BPS lunch pick-ups, so that their students can keep their minds and hands busy while they're at home. (They even made their own sign for this fundraiser!)

Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation will help us keep our local youth learning and thriving! http://bit.ly/2r11dyP

#OurWorkContinues at Hope GardensThis is Dawn Gawrys, our hardworking kitchen coordinator at Hope Gardens, our residenti...
05/05/2020

#OurWorkContinues at Hope Gardens

This is Dawn Gawrys, our hardworking kitchen coordinator at Hope Gardens, our residential site that houses 20 homeless women. Since our dining and common areas are temporarily closed, she has gone above and beyond to prepare meals in take-out form and suits up every day to deliver those wholesome meals door-to-door to our permanent supportive housing tenants. Your #GivingTuesday now donation will help us continue feeding the people who need us. http://urbanctr.org/contact-us/donate-to-muc/

Happy Tuesday, friends! Did you know that today is #GivingTuesdayNow? A new global day of giving as an emergency respons...
05/05/2020
Donate to MUC – Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY

Happy Tuesday, friends! Did you know that today is #GivingTuesdayNow? A new global day of giving as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, and Matt Urban Center is participating. We'll be sharing photos all day showing you how #OurWorkContinues, featuring our awesome staff members who are still working to serve Buffalonians in need. Keep an eye on our posts to learn more about the important work they do, and consider making a donation to keep us going!

http://urbanctr.org/contact-us/donate-to-muc/

Donate to MUC Donate to the Matt Urban CenterYour Contribution Helps Revitalize Buffalo’s East Side!Our organization and the residents we serve greatly benefit from the generous contributions and donations. Please see below for opportunities to give and help us and the residents of the East Side. ...

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1081 Broadway
Buffalo, NY
14212

Located along several NFTA Metro Bus Routes: Route #4 - Broadway Closest stops are: Broadway and Lombard Broadway and Sweet Broadway and Warren Route #19 - Bailey Closest stops are: Broadway and Lombard Broadway and Warren Also within walking distance of Route #23 - Fillmore/Hertel

General information

The Matt Urban Center is a multi faceted agency providing: Housing Services Senior Services Senior Apartments Weatherization Program Youth And Family Services Homeless Outreach Services G.E.D. and Work Skills Training Crime Victims Assistance 3 Food Pantries The Matt Urban Hope Center

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(716) 893-7222

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