About Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo, Inc.
Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo (HUB) is a nonprofit organization based in Buffalo, New York, providing integrated care and social services to underserved communities –predominantly Hispanic/Latino and African American– in the Upstate Region. Founded in 1989, HUB’s mission has expanded to enable residents in urban settings to become self-sufficient citizens who contribute to the quality of life in their communities. HUB became an affiliate of Acacia Network in 2012.
HUB provides comprehensive health, housing, and social services programs, including:
- Affordable & Supportive Housing: Our property management affiliate, Buffalo Hispanic Management Corporation, oversees a portfolio of 31 units of affordable & market rate housing, soon to include 46 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors through our new development, La Plaza de Virginia (completion expected 2022).
- Rapid Re-Housing: Our Rapid Re-Housing program supports and assists low-income families living in shelters due to domestic violence. Families are assisted with their housing search and placement, temporary rental assistance, tenant and landlord mediation, translation services, and case management. We also provide linkages for employment, education enrollment, referrals for counseling, and other supportive services.
- Integrated Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment: We provide integrated mental health and substance use treatment for adults and teens. Our integrated outpatient mental health program and addiction treatment center, Alba de Vida, is fully licensed by the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). We offer Individual and Group Counseling, Integrated Care Management, Personalized Health Assessments, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), among other services. We are also licensed to operate two mobile addiction treatment units through the Center of Treatment Innovation (COTI).
- Health Home Services: Our Health Home Care Coordinators provide expert, bilingual support and guidance to manage a person’s heath care and wellness. Services are FREE and voluntary and people are not required to switch their doctor. Once enrolled, a care coordinator will work closely with the individual to develop a plan and obtain services. The Health Home is part of the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network.
- Senior Services: We offer a robust array of bilingual services to mature adults, including a Recreational Senior program, Stay Fit Dining Program, People Inc. Companionship, and a Senior Social Day Care Program. Our Senior Center offers daily culturally-responsive programming, social services, advocacy, transportation to and from homes, and counseling in a welcoming and friendly environment. The Social Day Care accepts managed care insurance to ensure a higher level of care with a licensed nursing professional.
- Preventive Services: We offer supportive and rehabilitative services to families in order to avoid impairment or disruption to the family unit, including foster care placement. Families are referred by the Erie County Department of Social Services and assigned to Case Planners that will work together with the families up to one year.
- Domestic Violence Prevention & Support: We seek to empower survivors of family violence through comprehensive support services such as safety planning, advocacy services, case management, referrals to shelters and housing alternatives, non-clinical counseling, and assistance with navigation of the court system. In our continued efforts to reduce the number of women losing their children to foster care due to domestic violence, HUB provides comprehensive parenting classes and a 12-week support group that is recognized by the Erie County Department of Social Services, the courts and other service providers. We also provide education and raise community awareness of the harmful effects of domestic violence.
- Nutrition Programs & Food Distribution: Our emergency pantry and food distribution efforts tackle food inequality in the Buffalo area by providing access to emergency food and information resources, serving thousands of vulnerable families every year.
- Educational & Vocational Services, among other resources.
For more information, contact:
Hispanos Unidos De Buffalo
254 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Telephone: (716) 856-7110