A warm, secure place with a strong roof and sealed windows and doors
Nutritious food for the whole family
Happy children who are learning and thriving
Elders who have what they need to feel safe and comfortable as they age
Support and empowerment to face life’s challenges and pursue our dreams
Home is where we have dignity. Creating this sense of dignity is key to the mission of The Matt Urban Center. Through each of our human services programs, we work to provide and reinforce a sense of home for members of our community.
How do we do this? By helping homeowners repair a leaking roof and insulate their house to keep it warm and reduce their utility bills. By providing safe, affordable apartments to low-income and formerly homeless individuals and families. By helping senior citizens get essential services to allow them to stay in the homes where they raised their families. By providing programs for youth to help them thrive academically and socially, and by offering their parents a helping hand in making sure they stay on track. By ensuring families have enough healthy food to eat, through our pantries and Urban Diner. And by providing case management to guide community members from all walks of life toward the resources they need to thrive. And the really great news? We can do even more with your help!
Our Home for the Holidays campaign is a call for our supporters in the community to help us continue providing these resources to offer a sense of home to those in need. To take those feelings of joy and gratitude in celebrating what we have, and to pay it forward by ensuring that every Buffalonian has a home they deserve.
The Matt Urban Center has been proudly serving East Buffalo, the Town of Cheektowaga and West Seneca for the past 45 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.
Our Commitment to Racial Justice
The Matt Urban Center is committed to promoting racial equity and acknowledges historical systems of oppression including institutional and systemic racism which continue to this day. The Matt Urban Center will take active steps in addressing racial inequity as an organization and as it relates to the community we serve through training, stakeholder engagement, self-assessment, advocacy and intentional policy making. The Matt Urban Center recognizes that not actively combatting racism is equal to complicity.