Community Resources

Self-Advocacy Association of NYS (SANYS) is offering online instructional videos and virtual meetings for people with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to assist them in connecting with other self-advocates and to learn about advocacy with "TechKnowledgeMe: Learning How Technology Can Help You Find Your Voice."  To view the TechKnowledgeMe flyer and learn more click here.  To receive weekly email updates, follow this link: https://sanys.salsalabs.org/signmeup and select SANYS weekly updates.  

Visit Erie County Housing Resource Guide for information on: Employment/Workforce, Affordable Housing, Development Opportunities, and Legal Services.

Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY) is hiring in Western New YorkMultiple Direct Support Professional (DSP) positions available.  Go to www.ddawny.org and view positions available at local human services agencies that are looking to hire today!  Click here to view their flyer and learn more

Narcan: For the Community: Free Narcan and Training, For Businesses: Narcan Wall Boxes or Text to Scan to order.

Problem Gambling Assistance NYS HOPEline for help and hope 24/7, call 1-877-8-HOPENY or Text HOPENY (467369).

Mental Health Services:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Buffalo is offering Family Support Groups in April that are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with Mental Health challenges.  Pre-registration is required for the online Family Support Group on April 14, 2022 from 7pm - 8:30pm (2nd Tuesday of the month).  Please send an email request to attend this group (include the date:  4/14/22) to: online@namibuffalo.org to pre-register.  You do not need to register for the in-person groups, just go to the meetings at their scheduled date and location to attend.  Click here to view NAMI's flyer with in-person dates, times and locations.

ECMC Virtual Help Center Offers Immediate Mental Health Crisis Support and Treatment visit: ecmc.edu/ecmc-virtual-helpcenter-visits.  An urgent care service for walk-in mental health treatment of adults who do not require psychiatric emergency treatment or inpatient care. 
Click here to view flyer.

Recovery Options Made Easy (ROME) provides the following services:
Erie County Warmline: Call 716-248-2941 or Text 716-392-221 free for all callers for peer-provided support when having a difficulty coping with life experiences.  Open daily from 4pm - 11pm.
Refreshing Waters Respite: Call 716-248-2886 free for anyone who is struggling, open 24/7, 365 days a year.
Providing a peaceful environment that promotes health and wellness, the respite can accommodate 1-5 day stays for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis to focus on mental health recovery.

For further information on Respite & Recovery for Mental Health Support Click Here.

Substance Abuse Services:

"Words Matter," Talking About Yourself or Others With Substance Use Disorders

Drug Overdose Resource Guide for Community Members

Drug Overdose Resource Guide for Public Safety & Service Providers

Housing resources for those recovering from substance abuse disorders

Addiction Information and Services

Narcotics Anonymous for the Western New York Region - Click Here to see flyer regarding finding Help to stop using drugs and/or to find a Meeting; including Online Meetings.  

NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) visit OASAS.ny.gov

NYS Hopeline Call: 877-846-7369 or Text: 467369

Co-Occurring Conditions:

Providers willing to serve adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder