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Frigid Temperatures Force Code Blue Shelters To Open Ahead of Schedule

RSI support Suicide Prevention

Dancing Into Mental Health Awareness Month With a Flash Mob

Western New York is getting nearly $13.75 million dollars in federal grants to help fight homelessness in the community.
Restoration Society, Inc. - $755,818

In memory of Larry Bierl, a local printing company is raising money to benefit the homeless.

So what can you do when a person chooses to stay outside, even if they're in danger? Read here.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Restoration Society Inc.

The Mental Health Awareness Informational Fair & 6th Annual Flash Mob interview during the weather report.

The annual Mental Health Awareness Informational Fair and Flash Mob is designed to help raise awareness about mental illness in WNY, and provide resources for families touched by it, says Michelle Scheib, center, with the “Mental Health Awareness” sign. This year’s event will take place Thursday at the Central Library.

The Clubhouse Buffalo article from the Buffalo News Refresh section on April 7, 2018.

WNY living interview on the Mental Health Awareness Informational Fair and 6th Annual Flash Mob May 3, 2016 that Restoration Society, Inc is putting on. Friendship Foundation, Inc Courage To Comeback Awards Fundraiser coming in October 2018.

Collecting New & Gently Used Sneakers for Men, Women, Teens & Children
Personal care products also needed to "stuff the sneakers"
Donations will be distributed to these three local organizations Gerard Place, Compass House & Restoration Society, Inc. \
Here is how to get involved
Call or email Melissa Frawley (716) 444-4814 or

Find out more about Clubhouse Buffalo and what they offer.

The Restoration Society, Inc. is one of those quiet success stories in Buffalo catering to a clientele mostly overlooked by too many—those suffering from mental health conditions, substance abuse or homelessness.

The Code Blue shelters were open and crowded Monday night, as the system tried to persuade homeless people to get inside and get a hot meal amidst desperate cold.

Friendship Foundation, Inc. (FFI) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation which was established in 1984 for the purpose of assisting Restoration Society, Inc. (RSI) in its programmatic efforts; to provide education about behavioral health, behavioral health conditions and substance use conditions; and to advocate for the rights of individuals with these conditions. The Foundation fulfills its mission by raising funds, acquiring real property for the use of RSI, contributing unaffordable equipment, and supporting RSI customer educational opportunities. The Foundation has two subsidiaries: Amity Associates of Buffalo, inc., a nonprofit organization, and Friendship Enterprises, LLC, a for-profit organization.

Please Visit Restoration Society, Inc. website at
Friendship Foundation Website Coming Soon!!!

The Restoration Society, Inc. is one of those quiet success stories in Buffalo catering to a clientele mostly overlooked by too many—those suffering from mental health conditions, substance abuse or homelessness.

Please join the administration and Board of RSI in congratulating Jean Bennett, this year's recipient of the Sister Jeanne Frank Award, given through the WNY Homeless Coalition!!! Sister Jeanne, was a tireless advocate for the homeless and poor in WNY and founder of the St Vincent DePaul Dining Room.
The called the "IN YOUR FACE ADVOCACY AWARD"!! Since Jean has joined RSI, she certainly has not only become a humble, dedicated advocate, but is certainly "in the face" of the challenges and obstacles facing our homeless, needy brothers and sisters of this community!!!

As Sister Jeanne Frank said...."remember, you are serving your equals. Don't put a plate in front of them without putting yourself there as well."

Jean is ALWAYS at the table!!!

Please congratulation Ms Bennett

Thurman Thomas is a household name in Western New York and in the NFL. Now he's opening up and talking about mental health, an issue that many people don't want to address.

Video of the the Mental Health Informational Fair and 5th Annual Flash Mob

University at Buffalo's student-run street medicine program wins one prestigious grant and seeks another. They come to our Harbor House Resource Center to help!!!

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