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The VCA has completed neighborhood beautification projects including the creation of a welcoming entrance into the community and the development of the Valley Nature Park and Habitat Trail, which won the Civic Empowerment Award from the Buffalo Niagara All American City Committee. Working in conjunction with New York State Assemblyman Mark Schroeder, the VCA has

Family Services

The Valley Community Association Family Support Services Program is designed to assist individuals and families in the Buffalo River Community that are struggling to recover from financial crises and face daily challenges as a result of poverty. The program is dedicated to fostering independence and creating greater self-sufficiency and stability through community access

Senior Citizens

The Valley Community Association Senior Citizen Program is designed to encourage and maintain healthy lifestyles in elderly residents of the Buffalo River Community by providing affordable healthy meals, facilitated physical activity, peer interaction and socialization, and health care navigation and access to support services. Program activities include congregate dining, low-impact aerobics exercise, cards

Youth Services

The Valley Community Association’s “Striving For Excellence” Youth Program meets the needs of the “at risk” and impoverished youth in the Buffalo River Community. The activities and programs that comprise the VCA’s program improve student achievement and learning by offering a comprehensive, structured, schedule based program that includes not only

Valley Child Care

The VCA’s two state of the art New York State licensed child care centers offer a stimulating, nurturing, and educational environment for children varying in age from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. Universal Pre-K is also offered to help prepare youngsters for kindergarten. The child care centers serve both residents of the area


Various volunteer and internship opportunities are currently available at the VCA. We can fit the volunteer time or internship into anyone's busy life with our flexible scheduling. Volunteer opportunities: Working within the Youth Program, Senior Citizens Program, Self Sufficiency and Food Pantry Program, Neighborhood Beautification Projects, and more. Internship opportunities: Available to college students in