The racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo on May 14, 2022, devastated our city and community. In the days and weeks that followed, Western New Yorkers came together to support the victims, the East Buffalo community and all who were affected by this horrific tragedy.
Inspired by Black Love Resists in the Rust, 211 WNY and other organizations, we initially created this page to help share urgently needed resources with our neighbors. Today, we maintain this page as a compilation of organizations offering food, mental health care and other critical services across the community. Please help us keep it up to date by emailing us with new or missing resources.
Adjunct instructor Kathryn Franco, MPH/MSW ’18, and Phylicia Brown, executive director of Black Love Resists in the Rust, discuss racial trauma in the lives of Black people in our city and Black people everywhere. They give voice to the ongoing needs of the Jefferson Avenue community and tell us what has changed, what hasn’t and how people are doing one year later.
In memory of the 10 lives we lost on May 14, 2022.
Updated May 2023