Emergency Assistance


Spectrum Cares

(716) 882-4357

24 hour hotline for children and adolescents that are experiencing a mental health crisis


Crisis Services

(716) 834-3131

Erie County's 24 hour emergency services

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Addiction Hotline

(716) 831-7007

The Addiction Hotline is available 24 Hours a day and operates on Weekends and Holidays.

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Erie County Domestic Violence Hotline

(716) 862-4357

Offering assistance for those in need of emergency services.

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Emergency Shelter Assistance

(716) 884-6000

For assistance finding shelter in an emergency.


Kids Hotline

(716) 834-1144

24 hour hotlines for adults and children that are experiencing a mental health, substance abuse, or domestic violence crisis

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Erie County Emergency Assistance Program

(716) 858 -6265

Assistance program through the Department of Social Services to assist with homelessness, foreclosure or eviction, utility bills, home repair, extermination assistance, assistance obtaining appliances, etc.

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Medicaid Emergency Assistance

(716) 858 -6244

Assistance with applying for Medicaid.


SNAP Emergency Assistance

(716) 858 - 7239

Assistance with finding and obtaining a food source in an emergency.


HEAP Emergency Assistance

(716) 858-7644

Assistance with heating bills.