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In Difficult Times #OurWorkContinues

The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed our daily lives and forced us to change the way we do things, in order to keep moving forward. 


The Matt Urban Center staff and the clients we serve are no exception and, like many, we are doing the best we can to keep moving forward in this new normal. We provide essential services to people in need, so closing our doors has never been an option. 

Our staff are resilient and determined. They adapt and they respond. Simply put, OUR WORK CONTINUES.

Donate Now to Support Our Essential Workers

We’ll be sharing photos and updates on how #OurWorkContinues as our amazing staff carry on their essential work supporting individuals and families in need. 

 Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter posts to learn more about what we’ve been up to, and consider donating to help our staff continue serving the community.

COVID-19 Program Updates

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our agency has had to make some temporary changes to our programs and procedures.

 Please click here for updates from each of our sites and programs on how they will be functioning in the interim. We will continue to send updates as things change.

The Matt Urban Center has been proudly serving East Buffalo, the Town of Cheektowaga and West Seneca for the past 42 years. We continue to fulfill our mission of revitalizing neighborhoods, serve families and change lives by bringing together public and private resources in an effort to assist community residents in becoming self-sustaining. 

As we continue into 2019, we are excited to be writing the next chapter of our agency’s story with our largest community development project to date. Construction progresses as we return the former Public School 57 back to a community asset as a multipurpose facility. The Building Hope Capital Campaign will help us bring our newly renovated “Hope House” across the finish line and ensure we are able to continue housing families and providing essential services to our neighbors. 

Stay tuned for more updates and we hope you’ll explore and learn more about our project and campaign.

With gratitude,

Marlies Wesolowski, Executive Director
Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY

About MUC

The Polish Community Center of Buffalo, Inc., now doing business as the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY (MUC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with a mission to provide programs to enhance quality of life, preserve neighborhoods and encourage economic development.

Our Core Values

Our commitment to the community is to render our programs and services

  • with compassion, respect and integrity
  • in an effective manner
  • that are always reliable and accountable
  • embracing diversity
  • while taking the path that is progressive

It is with these values in mind that we create programs to improve the quality of residential housing, and by developing sustainable projects to improve the East Side of Buffalo and Western New York.

The Matt Urban Center’s Mission is to provide programs that revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives.



Employment Opportunity: Housing Specialist

Now Hiring: Housing Specialist Job Description: The Housing Specialist’s primary responsibilities will include working with area residents to apply for grants and assist with housing department projects to further our mission of maintaining safe and affordable housing. Click the link above for full listing. Please submit cover letter and resume to our Director of Housing …

Virtual Sessions with Buffalo Animal Adventures

Our youth department is excited to share that they will be offering virtual enrichment sessions with Buffalo Animal Adventures every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. Buffalo Animal Adventures is an outreach program that uses animal ambassadors to educate audiences on the importance of wildlife preservation and conservation. To participate in the online …

Youth Department Now Offering Online Tutoring Sessions

The Matt Urban Center’s Youth Department is now offering afterschool virtual programming via Zoom! Our staff will be holding Math and ELA tutorial sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:15-5:15 p.m.  These sessions will be target toward students in grades 3-8. Zoom links for each age group can be found on our website and …

Contact Us


Contact Information

Matt Urban Center
1081 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14212
(716) 893-7222
Fax: (716) 893-7242
Email the Matt Urban Center

For more information or answers to any questions regarding Matt Urban Center programs, services or events, please see the department contact information below or fill out this form and we’ll get back to you!


Weatherization Department
Email Weatherization
(716) 893-7222 x218

Matt Urban Hope Center

Email Hope Center
(716) 893-7222 x306

Youth & Family Services Department
Email Youth & Family
(716) 893-7222 x403
Senior Services Department
Email Senior Services
(716) 893-7222 x207

Housing & Community Development

Email Housing
(716) 893-7222 x214

Hope Services
Email Hope Services
(716) 893-7222 x325