Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network
625 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
The Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, Inc. (BPPN) is a not-for-profit organization that has been in operation for over 30 years. The overall mission of the organization is to coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders in Erie County/City of Buffalo, to increase access to and utilization of preconception, prenatal, perinatal and postpartum health care services in the community. The agency and its programs work within the community to help identify problems of adequacy, acceptability and accessibility in the delivery of these services, especially to those who are in high-need; to seek support for implementation of programs/services that help attain the agency mission; promote coordination between service providers who serve similar consumers/clients; and to provide informational and educational activities for providers and consumers, to help enable improved birth outcomes for the targeted population.
The programs operated by BPPN focus on improving maternal and infant health outcomes for high need women and their families, to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in those outcomes and support and nurture parents.
BPPN serves over 25 zip codes in high-risk, low-income neighborhoods on the East and West side of Buffalo, as well as, South Buffalo, Lackawanna and Cheektowaga. Our target populations are African-American and Hispanic women since they demonstrate the highest rates of low birth weight infants and infant mortality.
Programs operated by Buffalo Prenatal include a New York State Department of Health Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC), a Healthy Families New York Program (also known as the Buffalo Home Visiting Program) and the Nurturing Fathers Program.
Every Person Influences Children (EPIC)
1021 Broadway Street
Buffalo, NY 14212
EPIC provides research-based and evidence-informed year-round programming in:
Family Engagement in Education
EPIC’s parenting curricula are all grounded in current research and utilize evaluation and research designs to illustrate the success of their replication and to demonstrate effectiveness in creating positive change in parents’ abilities to impact their children’s development. Evaluation and research on EPIC's parenting programs has consistently found a positive impact on parents and consequently, on their children.
Our family engagement work strives to achieve improvements in standards-based systemic planning by schools and districts and provides services for parents that support the academic success of their children. EPIC’s family engagement model also helps to build the parents’ capacity to be advocates and leaders for their children, the school, and the community.
While EPIC focuses primarily on parents, we also offer workshops in developing character in students, Pre-K through 8th grade; and social, emotional and life skills workshops for teens.
Every Bottom Covered - Diaper Bank
877 E. Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays 12 noon - 4 pm
Saturdays by Appointment
Help Me Grow ensures that all children have the best possible start in life by connecting them to resources that help them reach their full potential. We offer families, caregivers, and community providers tools they need to give children the best chances for health, happiness, and success. We listen. We answer your questions. We help you connect with information, programs, and services. And we provide ongoing, confidential support as a child grows and develops. This program helps families complete free developmental screenings (general development and social-emotional development) for children birth-5 years old. After delivering the results of the screening, depending on the families’ needs, they offer activities to do at home and connect them with resources and organizations in the community. For children that are developing on-track, they will set up a reminder to send that parent a notice when their next screening is due. This is great for monitoring developmental milestones.
Contact: Ann Kinney
Centralized Access Point Coordinator
Help Me Grow WNY Helpline @ Parent Network
1021 Broadway Street
Buffalo, NY 14212
Jericho Road - The Priscilla Project
233 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
Additional information on the Priscilla Project is available in our brochure.
The Priscilla Project works to achieve healthy birth outcomes by empowering socially isolated, at-risk women as they go through the process of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Volunteer mentors, community health workers, and on-staff doulas work with mothers-to-be to reach a healthy birth weight for their babies (5.5 lbs or larger), have a full-term pregnancy, and encourage breastfeeding.
Women in the program receive education in their own language and develop a birth plan with a doula. Doulas are able to advocate for clients based on their individual wishes. Priscilla Project clients also attend mentor/mentee events, where they learn about other services available to them in Buffalo.
Services provided by the Priscilla Project
Assessment by a community health worker
Education on prenatal nutrition and baby care, doula services, and birth plan development in native language
Referrals to donations centers for clothing and baby supplies
Social outings and support events
Opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor
Opportunity to be enrolled in Parents as Teachers program, which provides support up to age 2
In-house interpretation services
Breastfeeding support and weekly Baby Café
Perinatal and postpartum depression screening
Jericho Road/Priscilla Project - Baby Café
Anyone is welcome to attend Baby Café on any day, but language support is available for specific languages at the days/times listed below. If a woman would like support from the Baby Café and speaks a language not listed below, additional language support can be arranged.
Baby Café is held on Zoom at the following times:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Karen
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Burmese
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - English
Junior League of Rochester Diaper Bank
The Junior League of Rochester Diaper Bank addresses diaper need in Monroe County, as well as surrounding counties, by providing diapers and diapering supplies to partnership organizations and social workers. We collect diapers (including open packages and loose diapers), pull-ups, training pants, wipes, and diaper creams. We also collect monetary donations, which are used to purchase these supplies at deep discounts.
Rochester, NY 14625-2888
A Program of Jewish Family Services
255 East Ave #201, Rochester NY 14604
Parenting Village fosters the health and wellbeing of children and families in the Rochester area by offering support and connection for all families.
Parenting Village offers professionally facilitated drop-in support groups for caregivers; a home-based peer support program for families with new babies; and connection and collaboration events. These include an annual festival connecting families to local resources and ongoing community events.