Unlocking Potential & Enriching Lives

An agency focused on providing an open door to all and a network of resources to create pathways to success.

Enriching lives in our community.

BFNC’s doors are open to all people and communities – Providing a network of resources to create pathways to success.

Enriching lives in our community.

BFNC’s doors are open to all people and communities – Providing a network of resources to create pathways to success.
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UNLOCKING POTENTIAL and ENRICHING LIVES

Over 125 Years of Serving Our Community

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC) is a community agency with over 125 years of serving the Buffalo community. BFNC has always been committed to providing programs and services that uplift and empower community members to create a pathway to their success. BFNC delivers comprehensive, coordinated, family focused human services to low-income and disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Lockport, New York. BFNC’s strength in serving the community is based on integrating care coordination, housing, social rehabilitation, financial management, and other supportive services through our programs for youth, adults and seniors.
  • BFNC helped me reach my goals. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them helping me every step of the way.
    Karen Smith

    Client of BFNC

  • The BFNC Clothing and Necessity Drives provide food and clothing items that our families need.

    Necessity Fair
  • For years the BFNC Moot Center has provided much needed socialization and programs for community seniors. The Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is a favorite!

    Moot Center

A Neighborhood Fruits Video Series

Neighborhood Fruits is a video series that highlights the stories of The Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC) and the historic Buffalo NY Fruit Belt Neighborhood. The series involves raw and real conversations with Fruit Belt neighbors, BFNC staff and other community residents.

We define the gems – the neighbors of the Fruit Belt Neighborhood as the “Fruits” – the diverse legacy builders who continue to add to the history of this rich community and agency.

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Recent News

WOMEN HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATED AT BFNC
WOMEN’S HISTORY Month. We had a great time last year uplifting and encouraging. Take a break and Join the CONVERSATION this year! An engaging and relaxing BRUNCH.  Enjoy the Fas...
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BFNC HOST “DANCING IN THE STREET” A COMMUNITY FEST THAT FOCUS ON UPLIFTING COMMUNITY AND PROVIDING ACCESS TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers HOST “DANCING IN THE STREET” A COMMUNITY FEST THAT FOCUS ON UPLIFTING COMMUNITY AND PROVIDING ACCESS TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES WHAT: B...
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SUMMER SOLSTICE 2024 – A CELEBRATION OF SUMMER and OUR NEIGHBORS
GET READY for the  Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers Awards ( BFNC )Summer Solstice 2024, It's a feel-good event open to ALL. Guests are invited to enjoy the beauty ...
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HOPE & HEALING IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
HEALING CAN OFTEN BEGIN ... When You Realize that you are not the only one suffering.   Join the conversation, have dinner, participate in mediation exercises and ask t...
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YOU CAN STILL ENJOY THIS PODCAST EPISODE! EPISODE HELPS YOU HEAL FROM LIFE TRAUMA
It Takes A Village- Working together to Heal from Systemic Racism and Trauma. PODCAST HOST: Chandra Redfern, CEO, Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers, (BFNC) GUEST: Sa...
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BFNC LIVING RADIO SHOW and PODCAST
BFNC LIVING RADIO SHOW & PODCAST ON WUFO POWER 96.5.com *** NEW RADIO SHOW- LISTEN IN EVERY WEDNESDAY 11:30 am to 12 Noon. We are having a conversation with our weekly g...
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NEW WORKSHOP: JULY 29 Faith Community Role or Responsibility: Mental Health & Trauma in Communities of Color
and Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers and Positive Steps Consulting  PRESENT THE FAITH COMMUNITY ROLE OR RESPONSIBILITY MENTAL HEALTH AND TRAUMA IN COMMUNITIES OF...
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BFNC LIVING 2023 – Have You Heard the Latest Podcasts?
https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/powufo/episodes/S2-BFNC-LIVING-Ep-18--EXHALE--A-new-collaborative-program-to-support-older-adults-and-their-Caregivers-e228fsk/a-a8jvkr4 ...
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MENTAL HEALTH & TRAUMA IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR – A free workshop for the faith community
and PRESENT The Faith Community Role or Responsibility: Mental Health & Trauma in Communities of Color. ***A FREE WORKSHOP FOR THE FAITH COMMUNITY*** Date: May 18, ...
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CAREGIVERS, YOU DESERVE TIME TO EXHALE: INTRODUCING THE EXHALE PROGRAM
CAREGIVERS, YOU DESERVE TIME TO EXHALE Introducing The Gathering Place – Senior Respite Program We invite your loved ones to experience “THE GATHERING PLACE” at The BFNC Life ...
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SPRING FEST NIAGARA FALLS NY
A Community Wellness Festival for Youth and Families Open to All MAY 6, 2023 | 1PM TO 5PM | 12:45 REGISTRATION OPENS Activities •  FREE Catered Menu  • Wellness Vendors • I...
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BFNC Summer Solstice Celebration
Join us on June 22nd for a fundraiser celebrating the beginning of the summer season, and 6 Community Partners who embrace our mission of Unlocking Potential and Enriching Lives...
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE. YOU ARE INVITED TO THE BFNC CAREER FAIR
EQUITY DIVERSITY and INCLUSION CAREER FAIR SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2023 Where: BFNC Westminster Community House 419 Monroe Street Buffalo, NY 14212 First and Second Floo...
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CONVERSATIONS: A WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH BRUNCH
Join us for CONVERSATIONS The Strides we have made, the Challenges we face. LADIES YOU ARE INVITED TO AN AFTERNOON FOCUSED ON CREATING YOUR PATH TO THE LEADER YOU DESERVE TO ...
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BFNC “YOU MATTER FUND” TO HELP PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO ACCESS GROCERY SHOPPING and HEALTH CARE SERVICES
BUFFALO FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS HAS DEVELOPED A “YOU MATTER” FUND TO ADDRESS TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE FRUITBELT and OTHER EASTSIDE COMMUNITIES...
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