WNY Family Magazine October 2018 - Page 43

a parent is a bigger job than you ex- pected? The stress continues every day! Raising a family is a big job and sometimes it’s an overwhelming one! Since 1973, the Family Help Center has been providing services to families rais- ing children and gives the sup- port you can’t always get from family, neighbors, or even parents. They operate the only 24-hour, 365 day a year family crisis intervention and support service in Erie County, and offer immediate assistance with no application procedures, no eligibility requirements, and no waiting period. They provide in-home support services to all of Erie County, as well as a NY State licensed daycare facility. Their Family Help Center Daycare, at 60 Din- gens St., Buffalo, offers full day, before, and after school care, and school-age summer programs. ent and Youth Support Groups, has been helping families in crisis. Meet- ings are attended by parents who have children (of all ages) with behavioral issues, such as a negative attitude, truancy, drug and/or alcohol abuse, running away, and verbal and physical abuse. Their program works with parents and youth, offer- ing support and guidance, to improve communication, promote structure and coopera- tion in the home, and achieve the goal of family preservation. Meetings are run by volunteers, are free and there are no membership dues or requirements. n Because I Love You (BILY) www.bily.org Since 1982, Because I Love You, Par- n Crisis Services Serving Buffalo & Erie County www.crisisservices.org Buffalo Contact: Rick, 716-990-2452 or bat3girl@yahoo.com. Call or email for meeting locations and dates. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 716-834-3131 24-hour Addiction Hotline: 716-831- 7007 24-Hour Erie County Domestic Vio- lence Hotline: 716-862-HELP For Shelter: 716-884-6000 Provides crisis intervention and sup- portive counseling to all callers in Erie County. Provides immediate assistance for people who are in acute emotional distress; who are or perceive them- selves to be in life-threatening situa- tions; who are a danger to themselves or to others; or who are hysterical, frightened or otherwise unable to cope with a problem that requires immediate attention. n Crisis Services Kids Helpline: 716-834-1144 The Kids helpline is a part of the Cri- sis Services Counseling Program and is dedicated to serving school aged children, adolescents and parents by providing immediate and confidential support 24 hours a day, on a variety of issues related to youth and their fami- lies.  Parenting Resources  Parenting Resources  Parenting Resources  43