Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to provide safe, clean housing to refugees and asylum-seekers.
The Buffalo Peace House provides safe, clean housing for refugees and asylum-seekers. The program we are requesting funding for is our housing program. Our housing program was developed to address the on-going need for affordable housing in the Buffalo area. Many refugees and asylum-seekers are either forced to stay in institution-like shelters, or motels that waste away their resettlement funds. Recognizing this dilemma, the housing program was developed as an alternative to the traditional options. The housing program provides both short-term and long-term housing to clients, dependent upon their need. Our program provides residents with private bedrooms, in addition to private or shared bathrooms depending on the number of family members. Our facility has a fully functional kitchen, on-site laundry, two family rooms, a dining room, and is secured by a security system. We also provide transportation to local stores, landmarks, and events.