About HOPE Buffalo

Teens have a lifetime of choices ahead of them. A caring and engaged community is essential to ensuring health and success for all teens. HOPE Buffalo provides that support.

HOPE Buffalo is the communitywide pledge for teen health and wellness. We are a youth and community-led movement wherein organizations and individuals work together to prioritize activities that promote lifelong health, including making sure young people have access to the information and care they need to make healthy decisions about their reproductive health.

We believe that teens have the right to grow into the adults they want to be—whatever that means for them. We respect their right to make their own decisions and set their own goals about their health and future. And we will support them with an open door, an open ear, an open mind, and an open heart.

When we improve the health of our city’s teens, we ensure a healthy future for the City of Buffalo and all its people.

That’s hope.

Partners and Providers

The Community Action Team (CAT) is a group of local Buffalo community influencers, highly respected Buffalo community members and community-based organizations, working together to make a difference in the lives of Buffalo’s youth.

Adoption Star

Buffalo Employment Training Center (BETC)

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC)

Buffalo Police Athletic League, Inc.

Buffalo Prenatal, Perinatal Network

Buffalo Public Schools (BPS)

Buffalo Urban League


Center for Court Innovation

Center for Health and Social Research, SUNY Buffalo State

City of Buffalo, Dept. of Community Services and Recreational Programming

Community Access Services

Compass House

Durham Central City Baby Cafe


Erie County Department of Health Social Services (DSS)

Erie County Department of Health

Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and NYS WISE

Greater Buffalo United Ministries LLC

Jericho Road Community Health Center

Kaleida Health Family Planning

Kaleida Health Youth Link Program

KMS Photography

Lifetime Health Medical Group

Liga de Mujeres Hispanas (Hispanic Women's League)

Mosher Health Center

Maternal and Child Health at Catholic Health PPS

Millennium Collaborative Care, PPS

Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

Native American Community Services (NACS)

Neuwater and Associates LLC NYNG Counter Drug Task Force

Parenting & Pregnancy Assistance Program, ECC

Planned Parenthood Central and Western New York (PPCWNY)

The Pride Center of WNY

Say Yes Buffalo

SS Columba Brigid Teen Center


True Community Development Corporation

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

University at Buffalo, OB/GYN

VIA Evaluation

Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, Inc.

Western New York Prevention Resource Center


YourCare Health Plan

211 WNY

Press kit


As a member of the Buffalo community, I commit to the aspirations of the HOPE Buffalo initiative to reduce teen pregnancy. Collectively, we can create a sense of purpose and hope for our youth and build a promising future for the City of Buffalo!

By submitting your name and email, you will receive additional information on how to join the movement.

640 Ellicott St, Suite 476 Buffalo, NY 14203

This publication was made possible by Grant number 6 TP1AH000106-03-01 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.

CAI in partnership with the Erie County Department of Health received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) to focus on improving the lives and opportunities for adolescents by facilitating and resourcing a community-driven response to reduce teen pregnancy in nine selected zip codes in Buffalo.

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