Gay & Lesbian Services of Western New York

Local Resources

Lou Moran, CSWR, is the GLYS referral therapist who meets with GLYS members, sometimes participates in the Peer Support Group, and writes the Info Page. 716.881.5870

Kay Patterson, MA CCMHC, facilitates the GLYS Transgender Youth Group and Bisexuality Group.  She has a private practice. 716.228.3574

June D. Lehman, MSW, CSW, RHy Change Consultants 716.834.8986, 716.316.5269

Barbara Levy Daniels, 716.631.9788

Laura Salwen, CSW, BCD, 716.838.2440

Support Groups
PFLAG- Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays


info line: 716.883.0384
Meetings: 3rd Sunday of each month at 2:30pm at Westminster Church on Delaware Ave in Buffalo
PFLAG is offering a monthly meeting for parents of GLBT at GLYS Drop-in Center.  Please see the GLYS Calendar on this website for specific dates.
GLYS offers quarterly Family Nights to provide the opportunity for GLYS members to bring family and friends to our Drop-in Center.  PFLAG parents John & Diane Covert participate in these events to talk to interested parents.  See our calendar for dates.

Pride Center of WNY
18 Trinity Place
Buffalo, NY 14201
The Pride Center provides resources and information for the WNY GLBT community and offers a variety of social and health-related programs.

Compass House
24/7 Hotline: 716.886.0935
Compass House offers a safe house for homeless and runaway teens ages 12-17.  It also offers a variety of assistance and resources at its Resource Center.
The Compass House Resource Center is a place where 16-20 year olds who are homeless or at risk of living on the street, receive guidance and a break from the outside world.
The center offers:
-Immediate access to crisis services
-Assessment and case management
-Individual, group and family counseling
-Referral and advocacy
-Independent living instruction and assistance
-Emergency food pantry
-Access to furniture and other household items
The Compass House Resource Center
1451 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
Client Services: 716.884.3066
Administrative Offices: 716.886.1351

First Time/Last Time Program
If you are gay, lesbian, bi or trans, between the ages of 16-21, an Erie County resident, and are in legal trouble for the first time, there is a resource available to you.  The First Time/Last Time staff are GLBT-friendly.  They will walk with you through the legal process.
360 Delaware Ave (near Tupper), Buffalo

Men of Color Health Awareness Project- MOCHA
531 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
MOCHA offers services and programs for ALL individuals regardless of race or sexual orientation.

Haven House- LGBT IPV Victim Advocacy Program
24/7 Hotline: 716.884.6000
The Haven House LGBT IPV Victim Advocacy Program provides individual supportive counseling services, advocacy assistance, referral, information, and legal consultation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex victims of intimate partner violence/domestic violence.
-Emergency shelter is available to female-identifying victims of intimate partner violence 18 years of age and older, or female-identifying victims 16 years of age with children.
-Counseling and advocacy services are available to any victim of intimate partner violence over 16 years of age.
-Victims involved in abusive relationships with parents, step-parents, other relatives, partners, and/or ex-partners are eligible for services.


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