Neighborhood Health Resource Center Opens as Project of Seneca Street Community Development Corporation

Needed Option for Families in Buffalo’s Seneca Babcock Neighborhood

Buffalo, New YorkMay 21, 2018

A Neighborhood Health Resource Center will be offered in the Seneca Babcock area of Buffalo beginning this week as a new option for much needed preventative health care. The center is sponsored by Seneca Street Community Development Corporation (CDC), along with the Neighborhood Health Center as its preventative health partner, and is located within the Seneca Street United Methodist Church.

Walk-ins are welcome and the first scheduled sessions for the Neighborhood Health Resource Center are from 6 to 8 p.m. May 24, May 31 and June 7 in the church, 1218 Seneca St., Buffalo.

A Community Health Worker will be on hand to help individuals find local resources for food, clothing, health care, baby items and transportation. No prescription medications will be on site.

In addition, as the clinic progresses the session schedule may be revised to meet the community’s need and services will expand with the addition of a nurse on site.

Seneca Street CDC will begin adding needed medical equipment and make small renovations to the room, thanks to a $10,000 grant just awarded to the project from the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund.

“We can’t wait to begin to offer this community preventative health care, something that is sorely needed, as demonstrated by a community health needs survey conducted last year for our organizations,” said Cheryl Bird, Seneca Street CDC executive director. “We are very grateful to the Neighborhood Health Center for stepping up to help us make this vision a reality, and to the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund for its support.”

The Neighborhood Health Center provides primary healthcare and wellness in internal medicine, family medicine, dental health services, women’s health, nutritional services, pediatrics, behavioral health, podiatry and endocrinology. Neighborhood Health Center has three centers in Buffalo and one in the southtowns. For more information, contact Neighborhood Health Center, 155 Lawn Ave, Buffalo, or at 716-875-2904 and online at nwbchcc.org.

Seneca Street CDC, a non-profit organization based at Seneca Street United Methodist Church, 1218 Seneca St., Buffalo, offers free of cost to community members an after-school program serving about 70 students from kindergarten through high school with age-appropriate activities, homework assistance and a daily hot meal; a Summer at Seneca Street six-week weekday program for elementary-age children; as well as the Seneca Street Community Garden where neighbors grow their own food and connect with others. The health project is another community outreach effort of Seneca Street CDC.

The mission of the Seneca Street CDC is to partner with neighbors in the Seneca Babcock community to provide a supportive environment to overcome educational, social, and economic barriers. We provide opportunities for the entire community to acquire skills that build resiliency and self-reliance, enhancing the quality of life and potential for current and future generations in the neighborhood.

For more information about Seneca Street Community Development Corporation, call (716) 939-3501 or visit us online at https://www.senecastreetcdc.org.

Seneca Street Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Any contributions made to the organization may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor for more information. The organization is registered with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau. A copy of the latest annual report may be obtained, upon written request, from the organization (Seneca Street Community Development Corporation, 1218 Seneca Street, Buffalo, New York, 14210) or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, 19th Floor, New York, New York 10005). Donors may also verify our status by visiting GuideStar, an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies.

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