Granting Help and Hope to Western New York Families

Child and Family Services is the proud recipient of grants from private and corporate foundations throughout Western New York. These grants are vital to a variety of our programs that change the lives of thousands of at-risk children and families served by our organization each year. Child & Family Services gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following foundations for grants awarded this year in support our agency’s mission:

Evans-Devereux Memorial Fund

The Evans-Devereux Memorial Fund has awarded a grant of $3,000 to Haven House, Erie County’s only licensed domestic violence shelter. The grant will help launch a Health and Recovery in Shelter, (HARIS) initiative, which provides an on-call nurse to address shelter residents’ immediate medical needs. Haven House offers emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, advocacy and support groups, among many other vital services, to help individuals break the cycle of domestic violence.

The Children’s Foundation of Erie County

The Children’s Foundation of Erie County awarded the agency a grant of $5,000 to fund art therapy initiatives for children cared for in four residential treatment facilities: Conners Children’s Center Residential Treatment Center, Conners Children’s Center Residential Treatment Facility, Lee Randall Jones Community Residence and Morey House Group Home. Art therapy is a crucial tool used to help youth in these facilities overcome trauma and build a variety of cognitive and creative skills.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation awarded Child & Family Services a grant of $3,000. Funds will help support the agency’s 30+ programs and services throughout Western New York. Child & Family Services is dedicated to strengthening families and promoting the well-being of children through prevention, intervention, education and advocacy.

Richard W. Rupp Foundation

The Richard W. Rupp Foundation awarded Child & Family Services a grant of $5,000 to support a window restoration and replacement project at Fitzmorris House, a residential treatment facility for children which is part of the Conners Children’s Center. This is one of three historically significant mansions now owned and operated by Child & Family Services. Conners Children’s Center provides 24-hour care and treatment for children with emotional and behavioral issues. Through individualized care and treatment, the program helps children develop the skills needed to lead happy, healthy lives.

The York Children’s Foundation

The York Children’s Foundation

The York Children’s Foundation awarded a $500 grant to Child & Family Services which will help fund art therapy activities for children at the agency’s four residential treatment facilities. Children living in these facilities have severe emotional and behavioral needs, which are often treated through various forms of therapy. Through art therapy, children are able to address their trauma in a positive manner while gaining a life-long outlet to communicate their feelings in a constructive way.

Walmart Store #2210– Amherst location

Walmart Store #2210– Amherst location

The Walmart Store #2210 – Amherst location awarded a $1,000 grant to Child & Family Services’ Family Mental Health Program. The Family Mental Health Program provides counseling, guidance and support for children, individuals and families at two locations in the Buffalo area. Funds will help the program meet the increased need for mental health counseling in Western New York and will help improve the lives of those who are struggling with mental health issues.

John R. Oishei Foundationn

John R. Oishei Foundation

The John R. Oishei Foundation generously awarded a $40,000 grant to Child & Family Services to conduct a strategic planning project that will chart the future direction of the organization. A new strategic plan will provide Child & Family Services with a set of measurable recommendations and plan for implementation to help the agency achieve maximum community impact, required investments, financial sustainability, and mission fulfillment.

Target Corporation

Target Corporation

The Target Corporation awarded a $700 grant to the Stanley G. Falk School to help fund a field trip for K – 4th grade students to visit the Buffalo Zoo’s Rainforest Falls. This field trip to the Buffalo Zoo gives students the opportunity to learn about nature through hands-on activities, and will also help broaden students’ horizons as they learn about the wildlife from different areas of the world. The Stanley G. Falk School, a New York State Approved Special Day School, helps students reach their full potential in school and life through individualized education and support.

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

The Senior Companion Program is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. The grant will provide operational support for the Senior Companion Program in responding to the special needs of our community’s aging population. The program helps frail, elderly individuals maintain their independence in their own homes and communities by pairing them with a volunteer senior companion.

Clement & Karen Arrison Family Charitable Foundation

For the second consecutive year, the Clement & Karen Arrison Family Charitable Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to Child & Family Services which will fund the purchase of musical instruments for the drumming program at the Stanley G. Falk School’s Cambridge Avenue location in the Town of Tonawanda. Participation in the drumming program gives students an outlet for self-expression, a sense of personal achievement, and helps them to build confidence within themselves and their learning abilities.

Gannett Foundation

Gannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation awarded Child & Family Services a $1,967 grant to help expand the Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) Program, which is part of the Closing the Gap Initiative at Hillery Park Elementary School. Closing the Gap helps students in low-income areas achieve academic success by providing assistance and resources to help them overcome social and academic barriers. The PBIS Program will help improve student performance and attendance by providing incentive items to reward and encourage positive student behaviors.

Conable Family Foundation

The Conable Family Foundation awarded a $1,200 grant to the Center for Resolution and Justice (CRJ) which will help fund the installation of a literature display in the Wyoming County Courthouse. The display will help promote CRJ services to Wyoming County Residents dealing with legal issues by making brochures and information available to the public.

Bank of America

The York Children’s Foundation

The York Children’s Foundation awarded a $500 grant to Child & Family Services which will help fund art therapy activities for children at the agency’s four residential treatment facilities. Children living in these facilities have severe emotional and behavioral needs, which are often treated through various forms of trauma therapy. Art therapy allows these children to express their feelings in an enjoyable, non-threatening manner. Through art therapy, children are able to address their trauma in a positive while gaining a lifelong outlet to communicate their feelings.

McLain Foundation

The McLain Foundation awarded Child & Family Services a $250 grant which will be used to provide hockey equipment for boys at the Lee Randall Jones Community Residence. Hockey is a therapeutic recreation activity that will help these children to develop and improve social skills, self-control, and community living skills. Participating in these activities improves the physical and emotional well-being of the children we serve.

Bank of America

Bank of America

Bank of America awarded a $4,500 grant to Child & Family Services’ Haven House, Erie County’s only licensed domestic violence shelter. Funds will support the Haven House Economic Empowerment Program, which offers one-on-one coaching sessions, financial education clinics and resources to help domestic violence survivors set and achieve their personal financial goals.

Pizza Hut Raising Dough for Kids

Pizza Hut Raising Dough for Kids

Pizza Hut Raising Dough for Kids

The Pizza Hut ‘Raising Dough for Kids’ Program awarded Child & Family Services a $1,500 grant which will provide Recreation Therapy activities for the boys and girls living in the agency’s residential treatment facilities during the 2012 holiday season. The children will enjoy a variety of on- and off-campus activities, including roller skating, bowling, movies, and art therapy projects. Participating in these ‘typical’ childhood activities helps the children improve vital life skills in a fun and enjoyable way.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, Inc.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, Inc. awarded Child & Family Services a grant of $4,650 to fund the purchase of Sensory Integration items for children at the agency’s residential treatment facilities. Sensory Integration is a proven-effective form of therapy that helps children with special needs learn to correctly process sensory cues and respond appropriately to stressful situations.

Avon Foundation for Women

Avon Foundation for Women

The Avon Foundation for Women awarded a grant of $10,000 to Child & Family Services’ Haven House, Erie County’s only licensed domestic violence shelter. Funds will support the Haven House Economic Empowerment Program, which offers one-on-one coaching sessions, financial education clinics and resources to help domestic violence survivors take control of their financial situations.

 The Children’s Guild Foundation

The Children’s Guild Foundation

The Children’s Guild Foundation recently awarded Child & Family Services a grant of $13,000, which will provide summer athletic camps for students at the agency’s Stanley G. Falk School, as well as Recreation Therapy activities for children living in the agency’s residential treatment facilities during the summer of 2013. more

Office Depot Foundation

Office Depot Foundation

The Office Depot Foundation awarded Child & Family Services a grant of $500 which will help fund Foster Care visit coaching activities. The agency’s Foster Care Program works to ensure the safety of all children who have been removed from their own homes, while also working towards the successful reunification of the biological family unit whenever possible. more

The Hyde Foundation

The Hyde Foundation awarded Child & Family Services a $5,200 grant which will enable six children living at the Conners Children’s Center and Lee Randall Jones Community Residence to participate in a therapeutic horseback riding program during the summers of 2012 and 2013. The medium of horseback riding benefits the children we serve in a variety of ways, including improved self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall physical and mental well-being. It also provides a special opportunity for the children to develop positive relationships with the animals. Participating in this therapy has been proven to increase the chance of success for children overcoming the devastating effects of trauma, like those served by our residential treatment programs.

Housing Development Corporation

The Housing Development Corporation of Western New York

The Housing Development Corporation of Western New York awarded Child & Family Services a $3,500 grant which will be used to purchase new living room and homework-area furnishings for children living in the agency’s residential treatment facilities. This grant will help fulfill one of the most basic needs of the children we serve, and will help make the living environment more safe, comfortable and functional.

Buffalo Rotary Foundation

Buffalo Rotary Foundation

The Buffalo Rotary Foundation awarded Child & Family Services a $2,500 grant which will be used to purchase new living room and homework-area furnishings for the boys and girls living in Miller Hall at Conners Children’s Center, one of the agency’s residential treatment facilities. This grant will help fulfill one of the most basic needs of the children we serve, and will help make the living environment more safe, comfortable and functional for the children who call the facilities home.

Garman Family Foundation

The Garman Family Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Child & Family Services in support of Haven House, Erie County’s only licensed domestic violence shelter. The grant will help support vital services for domestic violence survivors, including shelter, transitional housing, a 24-hour hotline, counseling, financial education and much more. For over 30 years, Haven House has been helping domestic violence survivors build lives free from violence by providing safe, confidential services for survivors and their children.

FIRST NIAGARA BANK

FIRST NIAGARA BANK

First Niagara has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Ways to Work Program serving Erie and Niagara Counties. Funds will enable the program to provide low- interest loans to qualified applicants who have been denied traditional lines of credit. more


THE GRIGG LEWIS FOUNDATION, INC.

THE GRIGG LEWIS FOUNDATION, INC.

The Grigg Lewis Foundation, Inc. awarded the Ways to Work Loan Program a grant of $43,500 to facilitate the program’s expansion into Niagara County, enabling the program to provide low-interest loans to qualified residents who have been denied conventional lines of credit. more


EVANS BANK, N.A.

EVANS BANK, N.A.

Evans Bank, N.A. has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Ways to Work Program serving Erie County. Funds will enable the program to provide low- interest loans to qualified applicants who have been denied traditional lines of credit. more


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Junior League of Buffalo

The Junior League of Buffalo donated a $1,000 grant to fund the Haven House Academic Scholarship Program. Funds will provide scholarship awards to Haven House clients to cover a variety of education-related expenses including text books, tuition fees, licensing/certification fees, transportation, childcare and school supplies. more


The Fatta Foundation

The Fatta Foundation awarded a grant of $1,000 to Child & Family Services’ Haven House, Erie County’s only licensed domestic violence shelter. Funds will help Haven House continue to provide life-saving services to individuals and children escaping domestic violence situations. more


Walmart

Walmart Store #5027 – Lancaster location

Walmart Store #5027 – Lancaster location awarded a $1,000 grant to Child & Family Services’ Family Mental Health Program. The Family Mental Health Program provides counseling, guidance and support for children, individuals and families at three locations throughout the Buffalo area. more


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York Children’s Foundation

The York Children’s Foundation awarded a $500 grant to the agency’s Conners Children’s Center in support of a therapeutic playground project. The grant will help fund a specially designed sensory integration playground which will help improve the quality of life for boys and girls living at the center. more


Walmart

Walmart Store #2586 – Cheektowaga location

Walmart Store #2586 – Cheektowaga location awarded a $250 grant to Child & Family Services’ Family Mental Health Program. The Family Mental Health Program provides counseling, guidance and support to children, individuals and families to help them take control of their lives and build brighter futures. more


The Seymour H. Knox Foundation

The Seymour H. Knox Foundation awarded a grant of $500 to help support services provided through the agency’s Children’s Mental Health Services, Haven House Economic Empowerment Program and Senior Companion Program. Children’s Mental Health Services provides outpatient counseling and mental health services for children and their families at three locations in the Buffalo area. more


Regal Entertainment Group

Regal Entertainment Group

The Regal Entertainment Group awarded Child & Family Services’ Conners Children’s Center a $2,700 grant to fund Therapeutic Recreation activities for the boys and girls living the Center. Funds will be used toward activities including roller skating, bowling, swimming and fishing trips. more


John R. Oishei Foundation

John R. Oishei Foundation

The John R. Oishei Foundation awarded Haven House, Erie County’s only licensed domestic violence shelter, a grant of $6,500 to help change the lives of individuals and children in the community seeking refuge from domestic violence. more


Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Norman E. Mack, II Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

The Norman E. Mack, II Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awarded a grant of $5,200 to Child & Family Services in general support of the agency. more


William E. and Ann L. Swan Foundation

The William E. and Ann L. Swan Foundation awarded a grant of $3,000 to Child & Family Services in general support of the agency. Funds will help support the agency’s 30+ programs and services throughout Western New York. more


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York

Ronald McDonald House Charities awarded Conners Children’s Center and The Closing the Gap Initiative at Hillery Park Elementary School a $2,765 grant in support of year-round Therapeutic Recreation initiatives. more


Paul J. Koessler Foundation

The Paul J. Koessler Foundation awarded Child & Family Services’ Conners Children’s Center a grant of $5,000. The grant will help fund an art therapy program and a weekly recreation program for boys and girls living at the Center. more


Rich Family Foundation

Rich Family Foundation

The Rich Family Foundation awarded a grant of $1,600 to Child & Family Services’ Bullying Prevention Program. Funds will help enable two staff members to be certified as trainers in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. more


The Josephine Goodyear Foundation Fund

The Josephine Goodyear Foundation Fund awarded the agency a grant of $5,000 to fund programming at Conners Children’s Center, one of the agency’s residential treatment facilities. more


James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc

James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc

The James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc. awarded a grant of $10,000 to Child & Family Services to fund the replacement of storm windows at the agency’s Fitzmorris House. more


The DreamCatcher Foundation, Inc.

The DreamCatcher Foundation, Inc. awarded the agency’s Conners Children’s Center a grant of $1,500 to be used towards the purchase of new furniture for homework spaces and living areas at the facility. more


Fisher-Price

Fisher-Price

Fisher-Price has donated 100 toys to benefit the children served by Child & Family Services. The toys will be used by children in the Foster Care and Adoption Program in on-site family visitation rooms. more


Evans Devereux Memorial Fund

The Evans Devereux Memorial Fund has awarded the agency’s Senior Companion Program a grant of $3,000. The Senior Companion Program pairs trained senior more


Clement & Karen Arrison Family Charitable Foundation

The Clement & Karen Arrison Family Charitable Foundation awarded the Stanly G. Falk School a grant of $1,000 to purchase instruments for the school’s drumming program. more


The Children’s Foundation of Erie County

The Children’s Foundation of Erie County awarded the agency a grant of $5,000 to fund programming at Conners Children’s Center, one of the agency’s group homes. more


Garden Walk Buffalo, Inc.

Garden Walk Buffalo, Inc.

Garden Walk Buffalo, Inc. awarded Conners Children’s Center a grant of $1,000 to fund landscaping and gardening activities at the 824 Delaware Campus. more


George G. and Elizabeth G. Smith Foundation

The George G. and Elizabeth G. Smith Foundation awarded a grant of $8,000 to Child & Family Services’ Bullying Prevention Program. more


Children's Guild

The Children’s Guild Foundation

The Children’s Guild Foundation, Inc. awarded a grant of $17,450 to fund the Moving Miracles dance program for children in our residential treatment programs, and recreation activities for students at the Stanley G. Falk School. more


The Baird Foundation

The Baird Foundation awarded a $7,500 grant to support Child & Family Services’ historic Richmond/Lockwood Mansion restoration project. more


The East Hill Foundation

East Hill Foundation

The East Hill Foundation recently awarded the agency’s Conners Children’s Center Residential Treatment more


The Grigg Lewis Foundation

The Grigg Lewis Foundation

The Grigg Lewis Foundation awarded the Ways to Work Loan Program a grant of $45,000 to facilitate the program’s more


HSBC Bank US

HSBC Bank USA

The HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Community Development Department recently awarded a grant of $10,000 to the agency’s Ways to Work Loan Program.The funds will enable the program to continue providing low-interest loans to more


The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Mary Talbert Center. The grant funds will enable the Mary Talbert Center to continue offering children’s mental health counseling services. The Center, located at 1325 Main Street in Buffalo, more


New York State Office of Parks

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Child and Family Services will embark on a landmark construction project thanks to a financial boost from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. A $100,000 grant was awarded to Child and Family Services through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund to preserve portions of the landmark more


The Mary Kay Foundation

Mary Kay Foundation

A $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation has been awarded to Child and Family Services’ Haven House to combat domestic violence. more


M&T Bank

M&T Charitable Foundation

M&T Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Ways to Work Loan Program. more


HSBC

HSBC Bank

HSBC Bank continues its support of the Ways to Work Loan Program in Erie County and is funding program expansion efforts in Niagara County in 2011. more


Richs

The Rich Family Foundation

The Rich Family Foundation has awarded a grant to Child and Family Services making it possible to involve some of our most challenged and traumatized children living more


Children's Guild Foundation

Children’s Guild Foundation

Through a generous grant from the Children’s Guild Foundation, children at Child & Family Services’ Stanley G. Falk School and Conners Children’s Center are having more


Metro Mattress

Metro Mattress

Through the company’s “50- Beds in 50-Days” Charitable Promotion, Metro Mattress has provided a number of beds for women and children seeking refuge at Child & Family more