Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise clinic will serve existing, new Jericho Road patients, as well as City Mission residents
Opening represents first available service in City’s Mission’s $15 million center
Jericho Road Community Health Center has opened its fourth health center in the City of Buffalo, located in the Buffalo City Mission’s new community center, the Alfiero Family Center for Hope and Promise. Located at 100 E. Tupper St., the clinic was developed in partnership with the City Mission as part of its $15 million center – scheduled to open later this fall to the whole community.
In its four exam rooms, Jericho Road will treat existing and new patients, as well as City Mission residents. Physician assistant Karyanne Cox and medical doctor Patrick Hurley are the main medical providers at Jericho Road’s Buffalo City Mission location and offer adult primary care and women’s and children’s health. In addition, Cox has a background in working with people experiencing homelessness, as well as experience in addictions medicine. Hurley is board-certified in both internal medicine and psychiatry. On top of the expertise brought by both medical providers, the new clinic also offers medication assistance and access through Jericho Road’s pharmacy department, plus diabetes care and education.
“Opening a clinic at the Buffalo City Mission just made sense to our mission to provide health care to the most vulnerable,” said Dr. Myron Glick, founder and CEO at Jericho Road. “We are grateful to the Mission for giving us the opportunity to partner with them and support the physical health of their clients. We’re also pleased to be able to open our first medical site downtown, which will make our services more accessible to more folks in Buffalo.”
“We are proud to collaborate with Jericho Road to bring medical support for their new and current patients along with our residents,” said Stuart Harper, executive director and CEO at the Buffalo City Mission. “With this clinic, our organizations offer comprehensive, upfront preventative services to help decrease homelessness year over year. As our new community center opens later this year, these services will be expanded to help every neighbor in need. Today we take a significant and important step in that journey.”
The medical clinic’s opening is the first phase in the broader opening of the 75,000-square-foot Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise, which will provide community and preventative services such as medical care, mental health services, and a first-of-its-kind recuperative care unit in Western New York for the homeless being discharged from a hospital setting.
The center is part of the City Mission’s vision moving into the next century to provide services that help prevent and decrease homelessness in the community. As part of this, the City Mission continues to engage community businesses, family foundations, organizations, and individuals to close the gap and reach the $15 million goal of its “Next Century” capital campaign.
“As we rise to meet today’s challenges together, our community’s resilience and generosity has been remarkable,” said Aubrey Calhoun, associate executive director at the Buffalo City Mission. “However, we still have important work to do. The coming weeks are critical, and every individual and organization has the power to help us reach our goal. Our ‘Next Century’ capital campaign represents the spirit of working together to make a better future. We are asking everyone to help do their part, however they can, to donate and make meaningful, lasting change for our neighbors in need.”
A press release said there are several ways for the community to help the City Mission finish its “Next Century” capital campaign strong:
•Purchasing a personalized, engraved brick through the “Pick-a-Brick” campaign, which will help pave a pathway to a new life in front of the new center. To learn more or choose a brick, visit pickabrick.org.
•Sponsorship and naming rights opportunities for the center’s dining room, community intake center, one of the residents’ remaining guest bedrooms, and three transitional housing resident quarters.
The “Next Century” capital campaign is $1.1 million from its goal. To learn more about the campaign, visit nextcenturycampaign.org.
About the Buffalo City Mission
The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit organization providing preventative, emergency and transitional housing programs to thousands of people who are homeless and impoverished every year. The agency includes a Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor), the Men’s Community Center, and the Dick Road thrift store to serve the Western New York community. For more information, visit buffalocitymission.org or call 716-854-8181.
About Jericho Road
Jericho Road Community Health Center provides wholistic health care for the underserved and marginalized communities in Buffalo and across the world in order to demonstrate the unconditional love of Jesus. Their vision is for Buffalo to become a city with abundant opportunity for the underserved and marginalized to be healthy, educated and whole. Jericho Road also operates medical programs for extremely underserved populations in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nepal.