Faith Organizations

HOPE Buffalo and the Role of Faith Organizations

Faith organizations play a unique role in our communities. They serve as the backbone for our most vulnerable and under-served populations. They provide spiritual support in life’s most challenging times.

With support from the faith community, HOPE Buffalo can address some of the issues that prevent teens from reaching their fullest potential (i.e., social injustice, inequity, health disparities). Our goal is that faith organizations be willing to tackle some of the toughest problems teens face, including teen pregnancy, head on. Many already do.

If you’re part of a faith organization, help us rebuild and strengthen our communities by creating safe havens and educational spaces for teens to learn, play and grow. 

HOPE Buffalo and the Role of Faith Organizations

Faith organizations play a unique role in our communities. They serve as the backbone for our most vulnerable and under-served populations. They provide spiritual support in life’s most challenging times.

With support from the faith community, HOPE Buffalo can address some of the issues that prevent teens from reaching their fullest potential (i.e., social injustice, inequity, health disparities). Our goal is that faith organizations be willing to tackle some of the toughest problems teens face, including teen pregnancy, head on. Many already do.

If you’re part of a faith organization, help us rebuild and strengthen our communities by creating safe havens and educational spaces for teens to learn, play and grow. 

what can you do?

If you’re part of a faith organization, help us rebuild and strengthen our communities by creating safe havens and educational spaces for teens to learn, play and grow.

These tactics can help begin those conversations:

Take action to promote adolescent health

Foster positive environments that promote equity and opportunity for youth

Implement evidence based interventions through wellness committees and/or youth groups

Promote safe and supportive schools, which increase academic performance and graduation rates

Increase referrals and linkages to youth affirming healthcare providers

Increase opportunities for economic development and employment for teens

Provide a sense of purpose and hope for teens

what can you do?

If you’re part of a faith organization, help us rebuild and strengthen our communities by creating safe havens and educational spaces for teens to learn, play and grow.

These tactics can help begin those conversations:

Take action to promote adolescent health

Foster positive environments that promote equity and opportunity for youth

Implement evidence based interventions through wellness committees and/or youth groups

Promote safe and supportive schools, which increase academic performance and graduation rates

Increase referrals and linkages to youth affirming healthcare providers

Increase opportunities for economic development and employment for teens

Provide a sense of purpose and hope for teens

resources

US Department of Health and Human Services

Florida Department of Education

resources

US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Community Partners and Providers

We are grateful for the support from from many leaders in the faith-based community.

Community Partners and Providers

We are grateful for the support from from many leaders in the faith-based community.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

TAKE THE PLEDGE

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!

Pledge

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