Hope Refugee Drop-In Center

Our focus at Hope is strongly rooted in providing tools for self-empowerment as refugees choose to call Buffalo home. The Drop-In Center provides non-traditional case management. Utilizing a participatory development model, clients identify their own needs and Hope helps provide a path to meet those needs. Sometimes this means filling out forms or showing them how to do it on their own. We handle anything from interpreting a WIC check, paying bills, filling out a job application, traveling to medical appointments, or requesting translation services.  Hope’s staff members are culturally diverse caseworkers and translators who help connect to available resources within the community.

Hope has become an active voice in the community by strengthening relationships among those that are equally dedicated to assisting a similar population. Some of our partnerships include: referrals to job clubs; community health worker training; participation in domestic violence awareness; good tenant trainings; partnerships with ethical landlords; and providing access to resources for parents of school-aged children. 

The following Community Partners will be at Hope on the following days and times, assisting with the following:

MONDAYS 1pm-4pm - A WEDI Small Business Counselor will be available to assist individuals wishing to start a small business.

TUESDAYS 1pm-4pm -  A Neighborhood Legal Services Paralegal will be available to assist individuals/answer questions on the following topics: public benefits, housing, domestic violence, elder law or child support.
* NLS serves low-income individuals, however, during these "open walk-in hours" at Hope anyone can come to get legal advice.