Did you know… YWCA WNY’s Children & Youth Services offers programming in multiple locations throughout Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Cheektowaga?
Serving over 400 children, youth and teens annually, YWCA WNY Children & Youth Services provides year round programming that fosters healthy development and nurtures the potential of every child. With a focus on under-resourced children and their families, our comprehensive programs provide educational, social, emotional and wellness programs that promote school success and family involvement, develop leadership and critical thinking skills, reflect the cultural diversity of our participants, and facilitate connections between families and needed community services..
Siobhan is a single mother of three. Siobhan recently relocated to the area and needed to find work in order to care for her children. However in order for her to work, she needed to ensure the children were in a safe and loving environment. A friend told her about YWCA WNY’s Early Childhood and School Age Child Care programs and she set up an appointment to come visit. Staff welcomed her and soon all three children were attending YWCA WNY programming.
Siobhan recently commented to staff that, “YWCA WNY gave me peace of mind around my children’s well-being, which allowed me to focus on finding work to take care of my family. That was ten months ago. I am proud to say that in a few weeks, I will no longer need government assistance. YWCA WNY provided the supports I needed to achieve stability and self-sufficiency for me and my family.”