Niagara Family Center

HISTORY AND MISSION

Family & Children’s Service of Niagara (FACS) has provided continuous service to families in need since 1895. Our mission “to support and empower children, adults and families facing challenges by providing quality human services throughout the Greater Niagara Area ” is based on the belief that through helping relationships, people have the capacity to heal, to learn and to grow.  Any day of the week you may be interacting with someone whose life has been touched by Family & Children’s.

In 1912 the community came together to build a home for the agency at 826 Chilton Avenue. Over  the years our name and our services changed, but our work of helping people help themselves remained the same. We grew into a countywide agency meeting the needs of over 2,900 individuals and families each year. We needed a new home.

THE PROJECT

In May 2008, Family & Children’s Service launched  a $2.2 million capital project to consolidate our five Niagara Falls locations into a new facility on Main Street in the heart of Niagara Falls.  In the spring of 2010 Phase I of the Family Center opened, bringing together over 55 staff members to provide a mosaic of inter-related and complimentary services under one roof. 

During the Capital Campaing, Family & Children's received two challenge grants for the completion of Phase II, the buildout of 4,300 square feet of adjacent space for collabortive serivce partners.  The agency met the challenge and brought the first Kresge Challenge  Grant of Niagara County.  Phase II of the project, now the Niagara Familly Center, was completed in the spring of 2012.

Our new partenrs in service on Main Street include: 

  • American Red Cross
  • Rivershore Inc.
  • Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York
  • Native American Community Services
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service

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