Helpful Links

Important Hotlines:

WNY Crisis Services, 24-Hour



WNY Posion Control Center



Kids Crisis Helpline



Workforce Development Institute (WDI) Child Care Subsidy Program Provides child care subsidies for working families in Erie County who earn too much to qualify through the local Department of Social Services. For more information or to find out if you qualify, visit WDI’s website.


2-1-1: A free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need. Call 24/7.

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Learn about unsafe or recalled products including chemicals, clothing, appliances, toys, and more.

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC): Get parenting and family resources to help raise responsible and capable adults.

Family Help Center: The only 24-hour 365 days a year family crisis intervention and support service in Erie County. Get immediate assistance here.

Parent Network of WNY: Provides 1-on-1 support and education on disabilities, special education, and services.

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network: A resource for WNY’ers that seek information regarding Maternal Child Health Care Services and Social Services for women of childbearing age and their children.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Stay up-to-date on the latest programs, services, laws, and regulations for the health and safety of your children and family.

Dad’s Adventure: Advice from over 350,000 real fathers.

Family Equality Council: Ensuring all families are respected, loved, and celebrated – especially those with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

Help Me Grow Western New York: Promoting optimal development of young children through free developmental screenings online.

Text 4 Baby: Free text messages to keep you and your baby healthy.

National Association for the Education of Young Children: promotes high-quality learning for all children birth – 8.

AEYC of WNY: The local chapter of NAEYC.

Playground Safety: How to check playground equipment to make sure it is safe for children.

Stop Bullying: How to recognize different types of bullying and learn what to do when it is happening.

Fun 4 Kids: Fun things to do with your children in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas.

Zero to Three: An organization that promotes early connections through early development and learning.