West Side Community Services offers a variety of programs to strengthen and celebrate families. We are always adding new programs so follow our Facebook page for updates or check this page frequently.


Upcoming Parenting Workshops

Standalone parenting workshops – presented by EPIC – Every Person Influences Children

Schedule: These workshops will be held during specific West Side Community Services’ Family Fun Fridays (held in the evening on the third Friday of the month). See below for the complete schedule. All workshops will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 16, 2022 – Helping Your Child Succeed in School (YC*)

Friday, October 21, 2022 – Helping Your Young Adolescent Succeed in School (YA*)

Friday, January 20, 2023 – Breaking, and Revising Rules (YA)

Friday, February 17, 2023 – Coping with Daily Stress & Frustration (YC)

Friday, March 17, 2023 – Communication Problems & Strategies (YA)

Friday, April 21, 2023 – Substance Abuse Prevention (YA)

* YC denotes that the workshop is generally addressing parents of young children (elementary age). YA denotes that the workshop is generally addressing parents of young adolescents (grades 5-8).



Community Initiatives


WSCS collaborates with several community-wide initiatives aimed at strengthening the safety and vitality of the West Side community.

  • Independent Health Foundation

  • Px21 (Erie County coalition of substance abuse prevention agencies)

  • West Zone Community Schools

  • West Side Promise Neighborhood

  • B-District Community Police

  • West Side Youth Development Coalition