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Coffee & Conversations with Karl Check out upcoming dates for informational sessions with mental health professional Karl Shallowhorn, M.S. CASAC and view eligibility requirements below. Household/Family Size Monthly Income Eligibility Maximums Annual Income Cannot Exceed This Amount 1 $2,147 $25,760 2 $2,903 $34,840 3 $3,660 $43,920 4 $4,417 $53,000 5 $5,173 $62,080 6 $5,930 $71,160 7 $6,687 $80,240 8 $7,443 $89,320 9 $8,200 $98,400 Each Additional Family Members + $756 + $ 9,080 ...

CAO Stories: Meet Yvonne Hairston, CAO's Director of Media & Special Events Nearly 50 Years of Serving the Community Yvonne Hairston joined the Community Action Organization on July 3, 1973 as a part-time Community Aide. Operating out of the Masten CAO on Jefferson Avenue, Yvonne’s tasks included establishing community beautification programs with local block club associations, as...

Grand Opening of Yard Sale Produce Draws Crowd and Media Frenzy (Lackawanna, NY) — Yard Sale Produce, located at 142 Wilson Street, Lackawanna, NY 14218, celebrated its grand opening event on Saturday, April 24 at 12 p.m. Founded by Michael Barnes, Yard Sale Produce aims to reduce the plight of urban deserts and make affordable, fresh...

WGRZ | Filling a need: Farmers market in Lackawanna will run until November LACKAWANNA, N.Y. — It's neighbors helping neighbors. "We got to get back to that," according to Pamela James, with the Community Action Organization (CAO) of Western New York's Business Development Center. However, it's all because someone finally paid attention. "We noticed a need here in the...

Starting  March 15, CAO welcomes families and individuals who qualify to receive utility relief. Call (716) 881-5150 ext.4371, Monday-Friday between 9am-1pm. To avoid utility shutoffs, you may be eligible for up to $200 towards a past-due gas, electric, or water bill. To be eligible you need to provide proof of income, photo ID,  address, and Covid-19 related hardship. Income...

Families may apply by phone by calling 881-5150 ext. 4349 Monday-Friday from 9 pm-5 pm. Must provide proof of income, photo ID, proof of address, and proof of Covid-19 related hardship. Income eligibility is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. [dflip id="21160" ][/dflip]...

MEDIA ADVISORY FEBRUARY 20, 2021 Contact: Shannon Polvino (716) 597-5188 shannon@thinkinsight.co   SATURDAY: Rachel & Daughters African Variety Store Grand Opening Event (Buffalo, NY) - Rachel & Daughters African Variety Store is set to open this weekend with a grand opening event on Saturday. The new Black woman-owned business will provide a variety of ethnic African food, clothing, and other cultural items...

Rachel Tarwo, Owner of Rachel & Daughters African Variety Store When Rachel Tarwo welcomes the Buffalo community into her store, you can expect a sparkly-eyed smile, even behind her mask as she offers a variety of African ethnic food, clothing, and other cultural items. Being an entrepreneur originally from Liberia, a country on the West African coast,...