Helping People….Changing Lives

St. Susan Center is a soup kitchen located at the Gateway Center in Jamestown NY. St. Susan’s has been feeding those in need since 1984. For more information on St. Susan’s, please visit or find them on Facebook.


Community Helping Hands provides emergency assistance to families in Chautauqua County who are in need of clothing, furniture and other household items. For more information about who they are and what they do, please visit their website at or their Facebook page. 


NY Connects is a trusted resource for information about services in New York State for individuals with a disability, regardless of age or the type of disability.

Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc., provides rehabilitative and support services to individuals with mental illness and other disabilities in the Western NY area. These services include residential treatment group homes, vocational rehabilitation and much more. Check out STEL’s website for more information.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) – located at 200 Harrison St in Jamestown and 326 Central Ave in Dunkirk, operated by Catholic Charities provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and health care referrals to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women, and for infants and children to the age of 5.

Meals on Wheels, located in Jamestown and Dunkirk/Fredonia delivers healthy meals to seniors throughout the Chautauqua County area. Besides delivering meals, the Meals on Wheels volunteers also take the time to make sure that our seniors are safe and healthy in their homes. To find out if you, or your loved one qualifies or for more information on Meals on Wheels, please check out their websites at in Jamestown or in Dunkirk/Fredonia area.

Chautauqua County Office for the Aging provides programs and services in the Chautauqua County area that endeavor to empower and support older adults and their families.

New York State Office for the Aging offers a comprehensive listing of programs and services tailored for senior citizens and their families and provides links to a network of public and private organizations that serve the older population.

Chautauqua  Hospice & Palliative Care provides compassionate and expert care to individuals living in Chautauqua County who have been diagnosed with a serious end-of-life illness. For more information on what CHP has to offer, please check out their website, or follow them on Facebook.

These services are offered by Chautauqua Opportunities to the entire community on a fee-for service basis: