Friday, February 19, 2010

Oishei program focuses on basics

Buffalo Business First reported that the region’s largest private foundation has launched an initiative aimed at addressing basic human needs.

The John R. Oishei Foundation has invested $1 million in the initiative, designed to help residents find the help they need right in their own backyards.

The program will include three traveling teams comprised of nonprofit professionals with expertise in human and social services. The teams who will move throughout Erie and Niagara counties over the next two years, spending up to a month in each community.

Each team will work directly with agencies which already deliver services in the local areas to identify existing services as well as service gaps. At the end of each month in the given community, the team will hold a week-long community resource event to assist individuals and families who require human services support. Read more here.

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