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The Erie County Departmnet of Health's (ECDOH) Family Planning Centerprovides confidential, non-judgemental, comprehensive and patient-centeredreproductive services regardless of age, gender, race, religious affiliation,sexual orientation and/or disability.NEW YORK STATEDEPARTMENT OF LABORNEED HELP? GET ANSWERS. DIAL 2-1-1.Where do you turn for quick and easyaccess to health and human services.NFTA - METROMetro is making bus service better for the residents ofLackawanna & Hamburg with changes to routes 16-South Parkand 42-Lackawanna, and the elimination of 36-Hamburg.New evening and weekend service to The Shops and Southgate Plaza,increased bus frequency and streamlined service.THINGS TO DO:FATHERHOOD CONNECTIONSponsored 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:City of Lackawanna RecreationOpen SwimLackawanna High School Pool550 Martin Rd.Monday & Wednesdays6pm - 8pmJanuary 22 through May 26, 2018SOCCER FOR SUCCESS12 week program for children grades K - 5Lackawanna High School GymArtsAccess...... Arts for EveryoneArts 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.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 .JOIN YOUR PBS FRIENDS ANYTIME!WNED PBS Kids 24/7 can be found at:Broadcast dial - Channel 17.3Charter Cable/Time Warner - Ch. 1276Verizon Fios - Channel 18Comcast Northwest PA - Ch. 221To view a livestream of the channel, visit https://www.wned.org/television/wned-pbs-kids/FREE RESOURCESLackawanna Stakeholder's Coalition (LSC)
Resource HubCatholic Charities75 Caldwell StLackawanna, NY9:00AM until NOONMARCH 2, 2018
MARCH 16, 2018Local 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 Charities75 Caldwell StreetLackawanna, NY 14218Food Express is available 9:30am-2:30pm on the 4th Friday of every month.Closed 12-12:30 for lunch.Free Community DinnersSponsored by Catholic Charities & Nativity Parish of Orchard ParkEvery fourth Monday of the month - FREE at Catholic Charities, 75 Caldwell Place, Lackawanna, NYEmergency Food DistributionsPlease note the times, days and locations if you are in need of food.Catholic Charities75 Caldwell PlaceLackawanna, NY 14218(716) 824-4760Open every Monday & Friday 9:30 - 2:30(closed 12-12:30 for lunch)Second Baptist Church Foundation8 Church StLackawanna, NY(716) 826-4940Open every Thursday10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.14218 & 14219 zip codes please bring something with an address.OLV St. Vincent DePaul Society67 Ridge RdLackawanna, NY(716) 828-9444Emergency food arrangements by appointment.Contact and volunteers will reach out to assess your need & delivery options.Lackawanna only.Community DinnersBethel Presbyterian Church682 Ridge RoadLackawanna, NYFIRST AND THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH!
Educational Resources/Support:UB EOCCHECK OUT THE NEW EOC WEBSITE!NYS LicensedCertified Dental AssistingFREE 30 week classINTERNET OF THINGS COMPUTER CLASSM,T 6:00 - 6:55PM ONLINEW, TH 6:00 - 6:55PM - ROOM 406FALL 2017/18 PROGRAMSNEW PROGRAMS:CENTRAL STERILIZATION TECHNICIANCERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT RE-CERTIFICATION.In addition:High School EquivalencyESLDental AssistantRegistered Medical AssistantMedical Billing and CodingPatient services TechnicianCustomer ServiceAcademic ReviewInterested applicants should call Admissions to find out application requirements and deadlines.ATTAIN LABAdvanced Technology Training and Information NetworkingFREE classes.Word 2013Excel 2013Powerpoint 2013GET CERTIFIED!UBEOC ATTAIN LABCentral Sterilization TechnicianFREE 16 week programlearn 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 Center52 Gates AvenueLackawanna, NY 14218Lackawanna Public Schools representatives will be available when needed. Please contact Judy Faircloth at 821-5610 ext. 7726.ACCESS of WNY609 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY716-332-5901After School Drop -in ProgramThe 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 LibraryREADY TO READ AT NEW YORK LIBRARIESReady 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 PrepKhan 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 DepartmentPre-Collegiate Studies ProgramTuition-Free classes designed for High School graduates and adult learners.UB EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER555 Ellicott St.Buffalo, NY 14203COLLEGE PREP QUICKSTARTThe 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 DepartmentRic Zybert - Please cal 827-6457 for any questionsUNDER THE LIGHTSYOUTH FLAG FOOTBALLSOCCER FOR SUCCESSFREE TO ATTENDGrades K-5Feb 27 - May 24, 2018In conjunction with Lackawanna Public SchoolsLackawanna Little Loop Football & CheerleadingOpen RegistrationMember of OATKA Football league. All games are played on Saturdays!TransportationNFTA-METROIf 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 DevelopmentCatholic Charities - FREEHigh School Equivalency - Prep classes for T.A.S.C. testAvailable to out of school youth, aged 16-24 who reside in Erie County and meet eligibility requirements.Education & Workforce DevelopmentEmployment and Education Assistance Programs170 Kearns AveBuffalo, NY 14211(716) 893-3500525 Washington StBuffalo, NY 14203(716) 856-4494 ext. 323Post 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 FREELackawanna Library560 Ridge Rd.Lackawanna, NYThursdays from 4:00pm - 7:00pmDrop-In Program begins January 26, 2017Drop in or call 716-876-8991
Health Resources:Baker Victory ServicesChompers!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 GrantCreating healthy schools and communities.
Parenting and Family Resources:PARENT NETWORK OF WNYMAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THE FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS!!Supports and resources for parents of students with disabilities.For a list of services and events, please visit:BUFFALO AUTISM SUPPORT GROUPWednesday, March 14, 20186:30 - 8:30pmAspire Building7 Community DriveCheektowaga, NYCheck 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 WEBSITESClick on this link to access additional websites in the Lackawanna Community.