Community Agencies/Resources

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Dial 211

This service replaced the Project Dial/Call for Help book. Free information is available for housing, food, employment, health care, counseling, and more for Catt., Chaut., Erie., Niagara, and Wyoming counties.
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Catholic Charities

560 W. 3rd. St., Jamestown NY 484-9188
314 Central Ave., Dunkirk NY 366-3533
Basic and emergency assistance, counseling, and domestic violence services.
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Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.

Services in Jamestown and Dunkirk:

  • Youth (transitional independent living)
  • Health Support Services (access to health care and enrollment)
  • Family Growth and Development
  • Housing (long-term affordable housing, transitional housing, rental subsidy, heating and utility assistance)
  • Child Care Council (link families to child care providers).

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Salvation Army

83 Main St., Jamestown, NY

  • Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis program 1-800-252-8748 or 661-3897
  • Financial Crisis Services: Food Pantry (open weekdays 1:00pm-3:30pm)

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SAFE House of Chautauqua Co.

1-866-877-9647 or 661-9446
Runaway homeless youth shelter
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Department of Social Services Child Care Resource and Referral Agency

Information on providers of child care in Chautauqua County.

St. Susan Center Soup Kitchen

31 Water St., Jamestown NY 664-2253
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Union Gospel Mission

7 W. 1st St., Jamestown NY 484-1092
Provides daily meals, emergency clothing and food for families, emergency shelter for MEN only.

YWCA Transitional Housing for Women

401 Main St., Jamestown NY 488-2237 X247
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Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-Housing

2 Academy St., Mayville, NY 753-4110 (serves only City of Jamestown)
Utility payments, past rent-due to prevent eviction, temporary housing for homeless individuals.
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Rural Ministry

125-135 Central Ave., Dunkirk NY
Emergency Housing for men, women, and families 366-1787

Friendly Kitchen Weekly Meals