Buffalo City Mission

Since 1917, Buffalo City Mission has seen the City of Buffalo and its people through hard times on every level imaginable. Through the widespread devastation of the Great Depression to the decades-long economic downturn in our city, the Mission has opened its doors to help men, women and children restore their hope, dignity and lives.

For over 90 years, the Mission has met the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of Christ’s love and the preaching of the Gospel. Look around you and you will see our work is far from over.

Each year, more men, women and children come to us for help. At the same time, their needs become increasingly complex. Providing food and shelter to people in crisis is simply not enough.

Today, Buffalo City Mission offers long-term recovery programs, counseling, work and life-skills training, education assistance and health-care services for homeless men, women and families committed to turning their lives around. We offer outreach programs to prevent homelessness for individuals and families in the low-income community.

It will take all of us—individuals, businesses, churches, service groups and foundations—to meet the challenges ahead. Please browse our site and see how God works miracles at Buffalo City Mission through compassionate friends like you!

Are you interested in learning more about what Christ-based organizations like Buffalo City Mission are doing to minister to the homeless?  The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. The Buffalo City Mission is a member in good standing of the ECFA.  Founded in 1979, it is comprised of over 1,200 evangelical Christian organizations, which qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status and receive tax-deductible contributions to support their work.  ECFA’s Standards of Responsible Stewardship focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fund raising and proper use of charity resources.  To learn more about the ECFA, log on to www.ecfa.org.