Helpful Resources for Parents and Students - Community Resources


    Teen Info

    Homework Help  Website for grades 6-8 to assist parents 

    How-To  Study tips , study guides, more than 100 practical articles designed to help students improve their study skills

    Career Zone NY State Career Website

    Bureau Of Labor and Statistics Website for exploring career information

    First Gov For Kids Website from the Federal Citizens information Center exploring careers

    NYS Department of Labor Website designed to provide information to teens about working papers, filling out applications and resumes and safety and health on the job.  Practical tips from the federal government to teach kids and parents about internet safety, how to avoid cyberbullying and making smart choices while on line.

    Netsmartz  Tips for children and teens about internet safety. 

    Drugs and Alcohol

    Al-Anon and Alateen  Oganization to support families and friends of alchoholics.  Alateen is for younger members.

    Quit Net Helps people who want to quit smoking

    S.A.D.D. This site gives young people accurate information about physical and social effects of smoking

     Erie County Council for Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse   Support the health and wellness of individuals, families focusing on solutions to alcohol and other drug misuse, addiction, and unhealthy behaviors.  

    Bullying/Cyberbullying Resources 

    WiredSafety  Online safety, education, and help group 

    Alberti Center Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University of Buffalo 

    Cyberbullying Research Center Up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents

    OnGuard Online Federal government website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

    Additional Resources

    Autistic Services  A variety of Autism services and programs

    Something Fishy Information on Eating Disorders

    Boy Scouts of America

    Girl Scouts of the USA





    PINS (Person in Need of Supervision)

    Community Resources for those in Financial Need

    Home Energy Assistance Program - This application can be completed online.

    SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) - This application can be completed online. 

    Grand Island Ministerium - Could be contacted regarding assistance for families in need. 

    Dash's Grocery Store -  For those with transportation issues. Order groceries online.  Delivery charge is $6.99.  They deliver to Grand Island on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6pm.  

    Social Security Income - If you qualify for this benefit you could be entitled to monthly cash assistance for both yourself and your dependents.  This application can be completed online.  
    Phone # 1-800-772-1213. 
    Grand Island Neighbors Foundation - For temporary financial help or assistance at the food pantry.

    WNY 211 -  2-1-1 WNY is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing information on health and human service programs available to assist you.

    Erie County Department of Social Services  - To engage people in need and provide a broad range of efficient and effective assistance and services with community partners to facilitate a better future for the people of Erie County.

    Child and Family Services - A not-for-profit family service agency offering a wide variety of services including family life education. Offering educational support services to students and family to promote personal and academic success.

    Family Help Center -  A not- for- profit agency, available 24-hour, 365 days a year for family crisis intervention and support services in Erie County. They offer immediate assistance with no application procedures, no eligibility requirements and no waiting period.

    National Parent Help Line - Parents Anonymous: National Parent Helpline provides emotional support for parents and caregivers. Go to "Find Support" for a directory of parenting services in your state and for parenting materials.

    Healthy Children - is the official web site for parents from the American Academy Pediatrics. This website provides resources on Health issues; Symptoms; Healthy Living, nutrition, sports and fitness; Safety and Prevention, safety tips at home, play and on the go.

    Insure Kids Now - provides information about Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services for families who need health insurance coverage. These programs are designed to be affordable for families who are not able to afford health insurance coverage in the private market or do not have coverage  available to them.