Helping People….Changing Lives

General information

Community Action Partnership

More information on Community Action Agencies at

New York State Community Action Association



National Crisis Hotlines for a Variety of Situations

National Crisis Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services



The Kinship Navigator is a statewide program operated by Catholic Family Center and specifically designed to provide information and resources to kinship caregivers across all of New York State.




Resources for Parents

Parenting is the toughest job in the world. The links below can help a parent find answers to common questions and guidance to some of common parenting dilemmas and concerns.

Information from Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on finding a program in your state, getting your child into Head Start, starting a Head Start program, and resources for families and communities.


 Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

Head Start online information and resource site for learning and training.


Colorin Colorado
A bilingual website created for parents and families to provide information you need to help your child become a good reader and successful student.


National Fatherhood Initiative

A website dedicated to fatherhood, to improve the well-being of children by challenging fathers to be involved, responsible, and committed. Community, recipes, mom tested gear, photo galleries of you kids, mom tips you can’t live without and more of what you’ve been asking for.

Sesame Street Workshop

Sesame Workshop offers fun educational activities for children and parenting information for caregivers and families.


Two Chautauqua Works One-Stop Centers are currently operating in Chautauqua County.  The Centers provide a network of comprehensive services and labor market information for employers, workers and job seekers.  They offer skill assessment; central posting of job and skill needs; access to qualified service providers; financial aid for training and referrals to other education, training and social services.

The mission of the New York State Department of Labor is to protect workers, assist the unemployed and connect job seekers to jobs.



The State University of New York is the central resource for the nation’s largest comprehensive system of public higher education, offering programs at 64 geographically dispersed campuses.


The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles provides information on driver license, vehicle registration, vehicle inspection and repair.




The official site of the the national Social Security Administration.





New York State Temporary Benefits Site

The fast and easy way to find out about many health and human services programs and how to apply for them – anytime and anywhere. Includes the online pre-determination of possible eligible benefits.


Creative Kids at Home
Kids crafts: free children’s activities and gifts for kids.   To help kids move more and eat better.


The Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown
Chautauqua Striders 
The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is dedicated to building the resiliency of our community’s youth by providing unique opportunity through access to the arts.





The Jamestown YMCA has been part 

of our community for over 150 years. It is a place of wholesome, healthy recreation; of developing healthy bodies; of renewing one’s mental being and building life-long friendships. It is a place for kids to grow.


Western New York 211. Every day, across Western New York State, people just like you are looking for help. This website provides information on health and human service programs available in Western New York.


Health and Human Services Resources for the Region

Practical Money Skills. On this site educators, parents, and students can access free educational resources including personal finance articles, games, lesson plans, and more.

All About site serves as a rich source of information and discussion on issues that affect people’s lives and the lives of those around them. From personal problems to specialized issues such as careers, education, physical or emotional health, marriage and relationships, sexual behavior, or drug and alcohol addiction counseling.


Gay and Lesbian Youth Sources for Western New York  offers a variety of opportunities and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and their friends, ages 14-21.



The mission of the Pride Center is to work with the community to make Western New York a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for LGBT people to live, work, and establish their families.


Health & Wellness

Kids Health
KidsHealth has doctor-approved, accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information about children from before birth through age 18 including a page for kids and one for teens.

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables – learn how to get your family healthier, easier.

Spend Smart Eat Smart – struggling to find ways to feed your family? Tips, recipes and resources to help feed your family for less.

Choose MY PLATE – learn how to plan your feed choices based on the Dietary Food Guidelines for Americans.

American Heart Association: Nutrition Health Guidelines, Weight Management, Stress Management, Quit Smoking

Diabetes Education, Kidney Disease and Health Education

Diabetes Education, Prevention and Control

WIC – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children


Minority Outreach

Farm Worker Training and Employment Services –
Path Stone Corporation – Serving Western New York
419 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 366-9015

Fredonia Child Development – Fredonia ABCD
Serving: Chautauqua County
145 East Main Street, PO Box 242
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 672-5395

Fredonia Migrant Educational Opportunity Program –
Serving: Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie Counties.
Thompson Hall W139, SUNY Fredonia Campus, Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3526

Minority Outreach for the Developmentally Disabled
Exercise and Fun activities to do at home.
Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled. Go to