Jericho Road Ministries

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Programs: Jericho Road Ministries has seven major programs, which seek to address holistically
the needs of the Family Practice patients and other Buffalo residents.

a. The Basic Needs Pantry fills a gap in the services of local food and clothing by
partnering with youth programs of local churches, agencies, and organizations to
supply Westside residents with basic, environmentally-friendly cleaning and hygiene
products, on an as-needed basis while facilitating each client's self-sufficiency.

b. The Diabetes Center of Excellence partners local medical providers and churches to
address diabetes and other chronic illnesses through the utilization of minority diabetes
educators and UB students who provide training and support for diabetic self-
management in minority communities.

c. The Faith-Based Resource Center facilitates networking, the reduction of overlapping
services, and the identification of gaps in services among churches and other faith-
based institutions. The Center also enables faith-based institutions to evaluate the
health of its members and the community and to create corresponding health ministries
and fairs to address the uncovered needs.

d. Financially Fit offers free, basic financial education to refugee and low-income
women. The program seeks to share knowledge of financial systems, like bank
accounts, loans, and credit, along with basic budget techniques in order to empower
participants to a healthier financial lifestyle.

e. The Priscilla Project pairs vulnerable and medically at-risk low-income or refugee
women with mentors who befriend them and walk with them through health, housing,
parenting, and other daily difficulties. The program also utilizes social workers and
educational sessions to increase participants’ understanding of cultural systems, like
the healthcare system, social services, etc.

f. Reach Out and Read makes pediatric check-ups at Jericho Road Family Practice a
chance to foster children’s love for reading by enabling doctors to periodically give
children a new age-appropriate book, encouraging positive parent-child interaction and
improved school-readiness within communities of poverty.

g. Westside Read and Play uses the gifts of developmentally-stimulating books and toys
at weekly home visits with toddlers both in order to increase their school-readiness and
to model positive verbal interaction to their parents. These two goals build upon each
other to break the pattern of poor long-run school performance in children of low-
income households.

515 7076707
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515 7076707
184 Barton St
Buffalo, NY 14213
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