We wanted to take a moment and give a shout out to some of the amazing organizations in Western New York who are working hard to help build a better community. We encourage you to check them out, learn about their missions, and show them some love.
The Parish Outreach Center's mission, is to support and empower the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of uninsured and under-served children, women, and men.
We support policies that promote systematic economic justice and self-development of peoples through providing free health care, health education, disease prevention, and advocacy.
Anyone in need may obtain health care through the Parish Outreach Center, or through referral to other appropriate health agencies or social service agencies.
Our Mission is to prevent domestic violence and ensure every survivor has access to the services and supports needed along the journey to a safe and empowered life.
Our Vision is a community free from domestic violence, where healthy relationships thrive.
The Champion Academy helps urban teens in poverty overcome their traumatic experiences and use them as fuel to drive their improvement as students, citizens and future professionals.
We are a much-needed addition to Rochester’s fight to keep its teens on a path towards positive and productive citizenship. Powered by its Extreme Mentoring & Empowerment Model (EME Model)
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Buffalo and Erie County. Our organization continues to support, educate and advocate for families and caregivers of individuals affected by mental illness.
The Breast Cancer Coalition is the only full-scope, independently operated organization focused on serving breast and gynecologic cancer survivors in Central and Western New York regions.
We are a community-based, grassroots organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer through research and advocacy. Our supportive and educational programs are available to breast and gynecologic cancers survivors."
Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center, Inc. (R-AHEC)’s mission is “to improve health and healthcare through education.” R-AHEC is part of the National Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program. The AHEC program was developed in the early 1970’s to recruit, train and retain a health professional workforce committed to underserved communities. The AHEC Program’s vision is to connect students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health. R-AHEC is part of the NYS AHEC System and is New York State’s first AHEC.
Since 1962, advocacy has been at the core of what we do. When you or a family member is struggling with mental illness, it can be hard to know where to turn. If you are looking for answers, we can help navigate the mental healthcare system and offer links to treatment and other support services. There is hope and we are here to help.
For decades, our neighbors in need have come to Meals on Wheels and the Food Bank of WNY for our core programs and services including meal delivery and providing food to neighborhood pantries.
Now, as our community turns to FeedMore WNY our programs extend past our core capabilities, including nutrition assistance and education, community meal services and career readiness.
Foodlink is a Rochester-based nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and building healthier communities by addressing both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. We serve as the hub of the emergency food system across a 10-county service area. As a leading public health organization, Foodlink administers many programs and initiatives that aim to build the health and wealth of communities.
It was started in 1983 by 2 people with a passion to help the Haitian people have access to good clean water! Willis Miller had been coming to Haiti for 10 years, drilling water wells for numerous mission organizations but was getting frustrated with seeing the wells lapse into non-usage due to lack of plans for upkeep.
The Arts Council for Wyoming County has been providing arts and cultural programs to a vast rural community for over forty years.
Founded in 1975, The Arts Council for Wyoming County provides arts and culture programs to our rural communities in the region. Headquartered in a restored historic building in downtown Perry, New York, the ACWC hosts art exhibits, classes, workshops, performances, concerts, and film screenings throughout the year.