• Community Resources
     
    GREAT OPPORTUNITIES!
     
    THINGS TO DO:
     
     
    FATHERHOOD CONNECTION
    Sponsored by the Erie County Department of Social Services
    *FREE*
    Empowering Father and Father-figures with confidence and understanding around topics such as Boyhood, Fatherhood,
    Parenting, Communication Skills, Anger management, Conflict Resolution, and Values & Behaviors.
     
     
     
     
    FREE THINGS TO DO:
     ArtsAccess ArtsAccess...... Arts for Everyone
    Arts Access is a program of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, an organization that promotes the cultural sector's vital role in economic development and the community through advocacy, capacity building, and collaboration in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany Counties.
    Events, registration and more can be found at:
    You must be a recipient of public assistance and present your benefit card when signing up.
     
     
    NYSParks  HAVE A 4TH GRADER IN YOUR FAMILY?
    They are eligible for a pass - good for the entire year - that allows FREE vehicle entry to federal lands and historic sites across the U.S., plus New York State will accept the pass as well. Locally, you can visit Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls, Allegany, Evangola, and Beaver Island State Parks. Think spring and check out the following sites for the details - for use in NY State visit on.ny.gov/2k7fsds and print out your pass at the federal site: www.everykidinapark.gov .
     
     
    PBS  JOIN YOUR PBS FRIENDS ANYTIME!
    WNED PBS Kids 24/7 can be found at:
    Broadcast dial - Channel 17.3
    Charter Cable/Time Warner -  Ch. 1276
    Verizon Fios - Channel 18
    Comcast Northwest PA - Ch. 221
    To view a livestream of the channel, visit https://www.wned.org/television/wned-pbs-kids/
     
     
     
     
     
     
    FREE RESOURCES 
     
     
    Lackawanna Stakeholder's Coalition (LSC)

    Resource Hub

    Catholic Charities
    75 Caldwell St
    Lackawanna, NY
    9:00AM until NOON 
    JANUARY 5, 2018
    JANUARY 19, 2018

    food resources  
     
    Local Food Resources/Support: 
     
    FOOD EXPRESS:
    The Food Express truck delivers perishable items (fruit, vegetables, bread, milk, etc.)  to sites for quick distribution.
    Arrive to the location at the day and time for your emergency supply.
    Catholic Charities
    75 Caldwell Street
    Lackawanna, NY 14218
    Food Express is available 9:30am-2:30pm on the 4th Friday of every month.
    Closed 12-12:30 for lunch. 
    Next date:JANUARY 26, 2018
     
    Free Community Dinners
    Sponsored by Catholic Charities & Nativity Parish of Orchard Park
    Every fourth Monday of the month - FREE at Catholic Charities, 75 Caldwell Place, Lackawanna, NY
     
     
    Emergency Food Distributions
    Please note the times, days and locations if you are in need of food. 
    Catholic Charities
    75 Caldwell Place
    Lackawanna, NY 14218
    (716) 824-4760
    Open every Monday & Friday 9:30 - 2:30
    (closed 12-12:30 for lunch) 
     
    Second Baptist Church Foundation
    8 Church St
    Lackawanna, NY
    (716) 826-4940
    Open every Thursday
    10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    14218 & 14219 zip codes please bring something with an address. 
     
    OLV St. Vincent DePaul Society
    67 Ridge Rd
    Lackawanna, NY
    (716) 828-9444
    Emergency food arrangements by appointment.
    Contact and volunteers will reach out to assess your need & delivery options.
    Lackawanna only.
     
    Community Dinners 
    Bethel Presbyterian Church 
    682 Ridge Road
    Lackawanna, NY 
    FIRST AND THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH!
     

    Educational Resources/Support: 
     
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    UB EOC
    CHECK OUT THE NEW EOC WEBSITE!
     
    CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING
    CLASSES STARTING NOVEMBER 2017
    INFORMATION SESSION:
    NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    1PM UNTIL 4PM
    LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST
    641 MASTEN AVE
    BUFFALO, NY 14209
     
     
    FALL 2017 PROGRAMS
    NEW PROGRAMS:
    CENTRAL STERILIZATION TECHNICIAN
    CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT RE-CERTIFICATION.
    In addition:
    High School Equivalency
    ESL
    Dental Assistant
    Registered Medical Assistant
    Medical Billing and Coding
    Patient services Technician
    Customer Service
    Academic Review
    Interested applicants should call Admissions to find out application requirements and deadlines
     
     
     
    ATTAIN LAB
    Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking 
    FREE classes.
    Word 2013
    Excel 2013
    Powerpoint 2013
    GET CERTIFIED!
    UBEOC ATTAIN LAB
     
    Central Sterilization Technician
    FREE 16 week program
    learn the basic principles of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of patient equipment.
     
    High Schools Equivalency classes begin February 27, 2017 and ongoing.
    Classes run Monday through Thursday during the day.
    Please contact the EOC at 645-1900 or visit the admissions office at 555 Ellicott St.
    Students must bring ID and proof of income before being scheduled for orientation.
     
     
    Willie Cotton Community Resource Center
    52 Gates Avenue
    Lackawanna, NY 14218
     
    Lackawanna Public Schools representatives will be available when needed. Please contact Judy Faircloth at 821-5610 ext. 7726.
    ACCESS of WNY 
    609 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY
    716-332-5901
    After School Drop -in Program
    The program is open to students in grades 1 through 12 who are in need of homework help or subject review.  This program is free and open to all WNY youth.
    Open Monday-Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
     
    Buffalo and Erie County Library
     
    READY TO READ AT NEW YORK LIBRARIES
    Ready to Read at New York Libraries is a statewide program from the New York State Library designed to help enhance and expand early literacy and literacy programs.  DaybyDayNY is an online virtual calendar designed for families of young children to encourage a love of books and learning that will last a lifetime.
     

    College Prep Resources:
     
     
     
    Free SAT Prep
    Khan Academy offers free SAT prep online.  Khan Academy has been working in conjunction with College Board to design test prep for the new SAT.
     
    Erie Community College Pathways Department
    Pre-Collegiate Studies Program
    Tuition-Free classes designed for High School graduates and adult learners.
     
     
    UB EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER
    555 Ellicott St.
    Buffalo, NY 14203
     
    COLLEGE PREP QUICKSTART 
    The Buffalo EOC launched a new College Prep QuickStart program in March 2017.
    Those interested in more information can contact EOC admissions at 645-8875.
     
     

    Youth Recreation:
     
    Lackawanna Recreation Department
    Ric Zybert
     
    Lackawanna Little Loop Football & Cheerleading
    Open Registration
    Member of OATKA Football league.  All games are played on Saturdays!
     

    Transportation
      
    NFTA-METRO
    If you are interested in a transit career - and qualify - Metro offers paid training.
    If you are looking for stability and longevity, with comprehensive benefits that include paid training, please click on the link below.
      
     

    Adult Learning/Education/Workforce Development
      
    Catholic Charities - FREE
    High School Equivalency - Prep classes for T.A.S.C. test
    Available to out  of school youth, aged 16-24 who reside in Erie County and meet eligibility requirements.
    Education & Workforce Development
    Employment and Education Assistance Programs 
    170 Kearns Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14211
    (716) 893-3500 
    525 Washington St
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    (716) 856-4494 ext. 323
     
    Post Secondary Adult Career Experience  (PACE)
    PACE programs are designed by Erie1 BOCES to provide career and real world training experience to out of school youth ages 18-24 who need additional supports and guidance.
     
    Literacy New York, Buffalo-Niagara, Inc.
    STUDY ENGLISH FREE
    Lackawanna Library
    560 Ridge Rd.
    Lackawanna, NY 
    Thursdays from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Drop-In Program begins January 26, 2017 
    Drop in or call 716-876-8991 
     

     

      

    Health Resources:
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    Baker Victory Services
    Chompers!
    The Baker Victory Dental Team provides a mobile dental program that visits more than 35 schools across WNY.
    Licensed by the NYS Department of Health's Bureau of Dental Health, the CHOMPERS program brings a team of licensed dentists and registered dental hygienists directly into a school.
      
     
    Cornell Cooperative Extension Healthy Schools & Communities Grant
    Creating healthy schools and communities. 
      

    Parenting and Family Resources:
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    PARENT NETWORK OF WNY
    MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THE JANUARY WORKSHOPS!! 
    Supports and resources for  parents of students with disabilities.
    For a list of  services and events, please visit:
     
     
    FREE WEBINAR
    Creating a Path to Positive Behaviors
    January 16, 2018
    6:00 - 8:00pm
     
    What is Special Education?
    FREE Workshop
    January 23, 2018
    6:00 - 8:00 pm
    Allendale Elementary School - Auditorium
    1399 Orchard Park Rd, West Seneca 14224
     
    Check out this website for information and resources on bullying prevention,
    cyberbullying and much more. This site has great materials for Parents, Kids,
    Educators and the Community!
     
     

    ADDITIONAL LACKAWANNA COMMUNITY WEBSITES
    Click on this link to access additional websites in the Lackawanna Community.