The Old First Ward Community Center

Please consider donating to the Old First Ward Community Center.

All donations will go towards funding our youth, senior, and community programming.

UPCOMING HOUSING EVENT:

VIRTUAL FAIR HOUSING & TENANT'S RIGHTS WORKSHOP

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH @ 6PM ON THE OFW FACEBOOK PAGE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE: FAIR HOUSING BASICS (SECTION 8 VOUCHERS, SECURITY DEPOSIT AGREEMENTS & OTHER GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE), DISCRIMINATORY ACTIONS, KNOWING/PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS, EVICTIONS, AND MORE!

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT OUTLINE


** In order to register please call the center at (716) 856-8613 ext. 102 or 103 **

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

As a City owned building, the Old First Ward Center is required to close to the public. Effective immediately, we are reducing our on-site staff to one person.

The Buffalo River Food Pantry will distribute pre-boxed food items to eligible clients on THURSDAYS ONLY from 9:00am-12:00pm.

**For any questions or concerns please give us a call at (716) 856-8613**

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COVID-19 TESTING SITE LOCATOR/MAP

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or are interested in getting tested, please visit the City of Buffalo's new testing site locator/map below:

The interactive map contains a list of all COVID-19 testing sites citywide as well as addresses, contact information for setting up an appointment, hours of operation, and whether the site requires a prescription by a doctor for testing.

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COVID-19 RENT RELIEF PROGRAM (APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED)

The COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household's landlord. Applicants will not need to pay the assistance. For more information or to apply please follow the link below (application period ends August 6th):



SOUTH DISTRICT GUIDE TO BUSINESSES OPEN DURING COVID-19

Are you hungry? Thirsty? Check out our list of South Buffalo spots that are open for business!

CORONAVIRUS: WHO IS CURRENTLY HIRING?

If you are looking for a job during the coronavirus pandemic then check out these companies that are actively hiring.

62 Republic Street

Buffalo, NY 14204

September - June the Community Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

July & August the Community Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Please check our calendar for holiday hours

Phone: (716) 856-8613

Fax: (716) 856-8273


The Old First Ward Community Association was recently recognized for our transparency with a Silver Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the Silver Seal, The Old First Ward Community Association shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth financial information about our organization.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think: www.guidestar.org/profile/22-2264220

The Old First Ward Community Association, Inc. partners with AmeriCorps Economic Development Corps and The Service Collaborative of WNY.

Learn more at https://www.tscwny.org/Experience-Service/Economic-Development-Corps

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