The primary goal of CAO's Emergency Services Division is to assess and provide short-term assistance to individuals and families during an emergency or crisis that threatens their ability to maintain basic needs – food, clothing, and shelter. The program provides information, referrals and financial assistance (based on budget available) to eligible households, following an assessment and in accordance with our emergency assistance guidelines. For additional information on the following emergency programs, visit their respective sections on this Web site:
CAO's emergency assistance funds are disbursed to help maintain basic shelter, provide essential nutrition or medical attention, and help people obtain clothing necessary for protection against the weather.
Community Action Angels
The Community Action Angels Program is dedicated to assisting The Community Action organization of Erie County, Inc. in their efforts to meet the needs of the low income and the disadvantaged population by providing volunteers that will bring to this agency resource from the community to meet those needs.
Community Action Angels sponsors several year round community initiatives including: Holiday toy drive, Everybody's Baby Shower, Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, School Supply Giveaway, Project Warmth (hat, scarf & glove drive), Holiday Food Boxes, Snack Pack Project (Holland School District), Haircuts for Kids, Child ID Kit Events.
phone: 716-881-5150 ext 4772