Western New York

Help Me GROW Western New York

Giving WNY Children the Best Possible Start

Help Me Grow Western New York (HMGWNY) is a collaboration of cross-sector regional and state organizations that have joined together to give WNY children the best possible start in life.  Our vision is that children in all counties of our region will have positive experiences during their critical first five years of life that enable them to be healthy, resilient, and prepared to achieve their potential. HMGWNY became the first New York State (NYS) affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Center in 2011.  Our work is based on the evidence-informed national Help Me Grow model that is currently implemented in 28 states and endorsed by the U.S. Health & Human Services Administration and Department of Education.

Service Area

8 Counties of Western New York

Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming

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Expectant parents; Children aged birth through 5 and those who care for them

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Major Funders

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Health Foundation for Western & Central New York

Providing Service Since:

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Leadership Team

Child Care Resource Network, Community Connections of New York, Erie County Department of Health, , Erie County Department of Social Services, Erie-Niagara Birth to 8 Coalition, Health Foundation of Western & Central New York, Niagara County Department of Health, Niagara County Department of Social Services, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Niagara University, Olmsted Center for Sight/2-1-1 WNY, Pinnacle Community Services, NYS Office of Children and Family Services/Buffalo Region, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, United Way of Greater Niagara

Contact Us

Help Me Grow Western New York serves families and children across the eight counties of WNY. Learn how we can help today. Fill out a form online now and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.