About HOPE Buffalo

Teens have a lifetime of choices ahead of them. A caring and engaged community is essential to ensuring health and success for all teens.

HOPE Buffalo​ is the community-wide movement for optimal teen health and wellbeing—a youth and community-led collaborative of diverse stakeholders, teens and adults working together to reduce teen pregnancy and STI rates and increase optimal teen health.

Optimal teen health​ means ensuring youth have a dynamic balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health, and have access to comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health services, as well as mentoring and workforce development programs. ​

HOPE Buffalo values Health, Opportunity, Prevention and Education for teens. We respect their right to grow into the adults they want to be, to make their own decisions and set their own goals about their health and future.

When we improve the health of our city’s teens, we ensure a healthy future for the City of Buffalo and all its people.

That’s hope.

Partners and Providers

The Community Action Team (CAT) is a group of local Buffalo community influencers, highly respected Buffalo community members and community-based organizations, working together to make a difference in the lives of Buffalo’s youth.

Adoption Star

Buffalo Employment Training Center (BETC)

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC)

Buffalo Police Athletic League, Inc.

Buffalo Prenatal, Perinatal Network

Buffalo Public Schools (BPS)

Buffalo Urban League


Center for Court Innovation

Center for Health and Social Research, SUNY Buffalo State

City of Buffalo, Dept. of Community Services and Recreational Programming

Community Access Services

Compass House

Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc.

Durham Central City Baby Cafe


Erie County Department of Health Social Services (DSS)

Erie County Department of Health

Erie Niagara Area Health Center ​

Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center

Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and NYS WISE

Greater Buffalo United Ministries LLC

Jericho Road Community Health Center

Kaleida Health Family Planning

Kaleida Health Youth Link Program

KMS Photography

Lifetime Health Medical Group

Liga de Mujeres Hispanas (Hispanic Women's League)

Mosher Health Center

Maternal and Child Health at Catholic Health PPS

Millennium Collaborative Care, PPS

Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

Native American Community Services (NACS)


Neuwater and Associates LLC

NYNG Counter Drug Task Force

Parenting & Pregnancy Assistance Program, ECC

Planned Parenthood Central and Western New York (PPCWNY)

The Pride Center of WNY

Say Yes Buffalo


True Community Development Corporation

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

University at Buffalo, OB/GYN

VIA Evaluation

Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, Inc.

Western New York Prevention Resource Center


YourCare Health Plan

211 WNY


As a member of the Buffalo community, I commit to the aspirations of the HOPE Buffalo initiative to help our teens grow into the adults they want to be. Collectively, we can build a promising future for the City of Buffalo!

741 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

716-346.3006 ext 705

The project described was supported by Grant Number 5 TP1AH000213-02-00 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Population Affairs.