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.


Family Fun Fridays

Families with children are welcome to our Family Fun Fridays. Join our email list or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear about upcoming events! Registration is required by calling 716-884-6616 or emailing your name, phone number, number of children, and number of adults attending to

Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend Family Fun Friday.


World Art Day sponsored by Rich’s: We can’t wait to celebrate World Art Day with a big bash featuring all our artsy friends from around Buffalo!

When: Friday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Inside our building at 161 Vermont Street

What: Arts organizations from around Western New York will host stations where you can get creative with hands-on projects, music, and dance. Stations will include:

🪴 Paint-your-own terracotta pot and plant an herb seedling (thanks to Grassroots Gardens)

🪘 Drum circle (focusing on African and Middle Eastern rhythms) with Leanne Darling

🕺🏾 Dance workshop with Arts for Learning

🎨 Art glass window clings with Martin House

👐 Air dry clay project with City Year Buffalo

🎻 Pop-up string lessons with Buffalo String Works

🍿 Worms and dirt cups, plus other snacks and drinks



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