Helping People….Changing Lives



COI provides a number of prevention services to assist families that are facing homelessness because of eviction, foreclosure, bankruptcy, utility arrears, family relationships, fire, or other natural disasters. Our Housing Support Specialists help customers match their needs to available housing in the area.

The assistance also includes a financial analysis that provides the customer guidelines for affordable housing (including how to estimate utility costs) and comparison rental cost data for the local community.  

Please note, as of June 1st, 2021, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance opened the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) website for tenants and landlords needing to apply for up to twelve months of rental arrears, and potentially utility arrears, for those who were affected by COVID, and who qualify. Please contact one of our Navigators at (716) 366-8176 x 3309 or visit the website listed below for more information.

Please click the link below for more information.  

The Safe House of Chautauqua County

The Safe House of Chautauqua County provides safe shelter and crisis services to runaway and homeless youth. The 12 bed facility operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Youth age 18 and under can access Safe House services on a voluntary basis.




Chautauqua Opportunities is a member of the Chautauqua County Homeless Coalition.

The Chautauqua County Homeless Coalition is a comprehensive network of diverse organizations that addresses the needs of, and provides intervention and prevention services for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.