Crisis Help

We provide short-term assistance to individuals and families during an emergency or crisis that threatens their ability to maintain basic needs. Our team works closely with individuals and families to help them towards the goal of self-sufficiency. Each family is screened to determine eligibility for other CAO services or programs and services offered through our partner agencies. These services include but are not limited to: medical insurance assistance, prescription assistance, HEAP, food stamps (SNAP), daycare, WIC, Unclaimed Funds, flu shots, employment assistance, dental health, medical screenings, mental health assessment, and emergency home repair assistance.

A completed application and the following documentation are needed:

– Copy of government-issued Photo I.D.
– Copy of income verification if currently working (i.e. pay stub)
– Proof of residence (i.e. utility bill)
– Copy of I.D. of other household members

For more information reach out to Brandi L. Haynes, Director of Emergency & Family Services:

Phone: 716.881.5150 ext. 4772


Community Action Organization
Phone: 716.881.5150

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