As the Matt Urban Center reaches the halfway mark, securing 25% of their $60,000 goal in the “Home for the Holidays” campaign, the community is invited to join in the effort with Giving Tuesday. Generously sponsored by Evans Bank and Rich Products, the campaign is making strides towards its ambitious objective.
We are excited to announce the soft reopening of the Hope Center happening in early August 2023. Located now at 243 Sears Street at Hope House, the Hope Center is opening its doors to resume some of its programming, continuing in the 20+ years of service to our Broadway Fillmore community and Western New York.
Our clothing boutique and personal essentials pantry will be opening on Monday, August 7, 2023 in the lower level of Hope House. Entry to the building is on the south side of the building, with walking and driving access to the parking lot from either Sears Street or Playter Street. Enclosed is a flyer to share with your networks and clients as well as hours below.
- Every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursday of the month
- 1:30pm – 4:00pm
- Monday – Friday
- 1:00pm – 4:00pm
- Maximum five (5) items per month
Our food pantry will be reopening at a later date – stay tuned for more information on that date and a community resource day to launch the full grand opening of the Hope Center in the Fall. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Hope Center Director, Kevin Glover at 716-290-7543 or email@example.com.
The Matt Urban Hope Center, located at 385 Paderewski Drive, will be assisting residents with processing their documentation to apply for Live Well Erie and City of Buffalo Cares Act Rental and Mortgage Assistance, from now through November 25.
This program will provide temporary rent and mortgage assistance to individuals who were unable to pay their rent or mortgage due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All residents must first call 2-1-1 to verify their eligibility for this program. Once deemed eligible, residents may contact our Hope Center staff to set up an appointment to submit their documentation. We cannot accept walk-in clients at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions at our facility, so an appointment is suggested to ensure timely assistance. Please call (716) 893-7222 x310 to set an appointment.
Residents must come to the appointment with all required documents. A list of required documents is available at http://www.211wny.org/resources/erie-county-covid-19-rent-relief/
Note that our Hope Center is following all New York State COVID-19 guidelines and a face mask is required in order to enter the facility.
To learn more about this program, please visit www.211wny.org
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Miss Joy Smith and her team from Cricket Wireless at 1105 Broadway for their incredibly generous donation of food items for our Hope Center pantry! The Cricket crew delivered a carload of groceries to our Paderewski location earlier this week. We’re so grateful to have neighboring businesses who give back to our community!
We’re excited to be kicking off the month of August by re-opening our Food Pantry at the Matt Urban Hope Center!
The pantry will re-open on Tuesday, August 4 and will be open weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30AM to 3:30PM.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, pantry clients will be served outside in front of the main entrance at 385 Paderewski. Clients will be asked to provide their name, address and phone number. Bags will be pre-packed, so client choice of some items may be limited.
Please contact Cherise Carson, Hope Center Coordinator, at 716-893-7222 x329 for more information.