Catholic Charities of Buffalo: Catholic Charities of Buffalo Kinship Caregiver Program

2636 West State Street, Suite 301
Olean, NY 14760
Contact: Danielle Kielar
Ph: (716) 372-0101

The Kinship Caregiver Program is offered in Cattaraugus County and provides support to relative caregivers using a family systems approach. The program encourages families to access existing community resources, as well as form new relationships with other community organizations, services and caregivers.
Services Provided:

■Outreach: To reach out to families in need
■Advocacy: To provide active support; and promote rights of the family, that is, caregiver and children
■Case Management: Organize services for the family
■Assessment and Referral to Family Counseling: To provide help and support to the family as a whole and each individual member
■Parenting education
■Referral and linkage: Assistance with connecting to other resources in the family’s community, including legal, financial, and human services

Aging Programs

Cattaraugus County Department of Aging

1 Leo Moss Drive, Suite 7610
Olean, NY 14760
Ph: (716) 373-8032 or (800) 462-2901
Fax: (716) 701-3730

Youth Programs

Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau

200 Erie Street
Little Valley, NY 14755
Ph: (716) 938-2601

All youth in Cattaraugus County will have the opportunity to become healthy, productive, responsible, caring, and committed community members.

Legal Services

Southern Tier Legal Services (STLS)

103 South Barry Street
Olean, NY 14760
Ph: (716) 373-4701; 888-767-1950
Fax: (716) 373-7771
Southern Tier Legal Services for training and provision of paralegals for client intake, support services to attorneys on cases, and intake for pro se clinics.

Western New York Law Center (WNYLC)

103 South Barry Street
Olean, NY
716-373-4701, 888-767-1950

Assists with kinship issues ONLY when referred by Family Court. No age or income eligibility.

Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York

Requests for legal assistance in Allegany county should be made through the Allegany County Office for the Aging at 607-268-9390. An appointment will be made by Office of the Aging staff to meet with the Legal Services attorney on his/her regular vists to the county.

Financial Services

Contact the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregiver Program listed above.

County Agencies

Cattaraugus County Website

Cattaraugus County Social Services

1 Leo Moss Drive, Suite 600
Olean, NY 14760
Ph: (716) 373-8065

Food stamps, legal division, medical assistance, home energy assistance program, temporary assistance, services.

Cattaraugus County Family Court

1 Leo Moss Drive, Olean, NY 14760
Ph: (716) 373-8035
Fax: (716) 373-0449

State and Federal Agencies

Contact the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregiver Program listed above

Other Local Services

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.

25 Jefferson Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
Ph: (716) 945-1041
Fax: (716) 945-1301

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities to help vulnerable people achieve economic, physical, and emotional security.

Cattaraugus Community Action’s Youth & Family Division is committed to providing unified, strength-based solutions that are family driven and in collaboration with local resources, which empower families in need to succeed. By providing preventive outcome-based and goal-driven programs, we provide opportunities for families to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being.