Social Services

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Domestic Violence

Hispanics United of Buffalo (HUB) has the only bilingual domestic violence program in Erie County. Our mission is to empower survivors of domestic violence to move forward in a life free of violence. We provide education and raise community awareness of the harmful effects of domestic violence. Our advocates provide comprehensive support services such as safety planning, advocacy services, case management, referrals to shelters and housing alternatives, non-clinical counseling and assist with navigation of the court system. In our continued efforts to reduce the number of women losing their children to foster care due to domestic violence, HUB provides comprehensive parenting classes and a 12-week support group that is recognized by the Erie County Department of Social Services, the courts and other service providers. Through grants provided by the Erie County Department of Social Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, our counselors are able to link the Domestic Violence clients with our Rapid Re-Housing program to provide stable housing for mothers and their children. If you need immediate assistance and have an emergency, call 911. For other immediate services contact our HUB Domestic Violence Hotline by calling or texting (716)481-8867 .

Preventive Services

Preventive Services, funded by the Erie County Department of Social Services, offers supportive and rehabilitative services to families to avoid impairment or disruption including foster care placement. The goal is to strengthen families to provide an environment where children thrive.  Families are referred by the Erie County Department of Social Services and assigned to Case Planners that will work together with the families up to one year.

Food Pantry / Community Service

HUB maintains an emergency food pantry funded by the Western New York Food Bank. Our emergency food pantry offers information and referrals to other food service providers. The food pantry is open Monday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To determine eligibility for assistance, applicants should bring the following:

  • Picture ID, Proof of residency, proof of income, number in household.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Domestic Violence Case Manager-Damaris Montero
Preventive Services Program Supervisor-Sasha Rodriguez
Food Pantry Program Coordinator-Carmen Gallardo
Phone: (716) 856-7110
Fax: (716) 856-9617