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


Ready, Set, Read! presented by EPIC – Every Person Influences Children

Learn-to-read program for children and caregivers to attend together. Participants who come to all the sessions will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and a literacy pack with age and stage appropriate items for the children and a few books.

Schedule: Tuesdays from July 12 through August 9, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Ready, Set, Parent! presented by EPIC – Every Person Influences Children

Parenting education program for new and expecting parents.

Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 20 through October 27, 2022 from 10-11 a.m.


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 from 5-7 p.m. 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

Planning your next event? Call us about rentals!

Our building is perfect for birthday parties, showers, and other family events. Our kitchen, cafeteria, rec facilities, Stay and Play Children and Family Center, outdoor space, and playground are available for rent.