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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.
Client of BFNC
The BFNC Clothing and Necessity Drives provide food and clothing items that our families need.
For years the BFNC Moot Center has provided much needed socialization and programs for community seniors. The Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is a favorite!
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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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...Read more
BFNC Summer Solstice Celebration
Join us on June 16th for a fundraiser celebrating the beginning of the summer season, and six Community Partners who embrace our mission of Unlocking Potential and Enriching Liv...Read more
NEW PODCAST 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...Read more
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...Read more
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 ...Read more
BFNC OFFERS FREE TAX SERVICES
TAX SEASON IS HERE! I know ... It really arrives FAST. Beginning February 1, 2023 to April 18, 2023 BFNC will provide FREE tax preparation services. Please HELP us Help You. ...Read more
BFNC LIVING – AFTER THE PODCAST TALK
Sometimes the conversation continues. More information to help. In this video, guest, Ava Thomas, Operations Manager, Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. and the BFNC h...Read more
NEW “BFNC LIVING” PODCAST EPISODE – IS IT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Every Wednesday check WUFO POWER PODCAST WUFO Radio Station1080am for a new BFNC LIVING episode. TOPIC: Is it Domestic Violence? We welcome Ava Thomas Operations Manager of the ...Read more
SUMMER 2022 NEWSLETTER – A GREAT READ ABOUT SERVICES and OUR UPDATES
Enjoy Viewing select photos and brief reading about how BFNC is Reimagining Community Service. Click to Read or download. BFNC_Summer Brochure_single pagesRead more
Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers and Hodgson Russ to Host a Community Celebration To Uplift and honor Community Members
After eight years the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC) is once again hosting a Solstice Event to celebrate the beginning of summer and the collaborative communi...Read more
BFNC ‘“YOU MATTER” FUND TO HELP PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO ACCESS GROCERY SHOPPING, MEDICAL and MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
BUFFALO FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS “YOU MATTER” FUND TO HELP PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO ACCESS GROCERY SHOPPING, MEDICAL and MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES For RESIDENTS LIVING ...Read more
WE ARE REIMAGINING OUR SERVICE TO COMMUNITY
Enjoy reading about some of BFNC's stories. Download a copy: BFNC Newsletter_Spring GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING!Read more
STATEMENT OF CARE: MASS SHOOTING IN BUFFALO
Our hearts are breaking. Our concerns and thoughts of comfort are with the family members of our community residents who are experiencing stress at this time. We are here. We...Read more
BFNC SUMMER 2022 YOUTH PROGRAMS
BFNC ANNOUNCEMENT: Applications are Open for two 2022 Summer Youth Programs: Summer Youth Employment and Summer Enrichment Program. For more details CALL (716) 885-1455. ...Read more
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEKEND
Supporting Our Youth: Community Care Weekend MAY 20 & 21, 2022 Join us for a Mental Health Awareness Weekend – hosted by the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BF...Read more