Gerard Place Community Center

We are offering a FREE take out meal every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 PM, at the Community Center door.  Please practice social distancing and you must wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.

Please call Kathy if you have any questions:  (716) 897-9948 x 101.


"Your Future Starts At Our Place"

The Gerard Place Community Center, a place of learning, safety and hope.

Allied Health Job Training Classes:  Call (716) 897-9948 x 101 for more information.


Gerard Place Community Center

The Gerard Place Community Center

In the 22 years that Gerard Place has worked with residents of this community, we have found through research and discussion that there are three major barriers that prevent people from escaping poverty: lack of affordable transportation to education and training sites, lack of childcare for parents who have young children and very few local employment opportunities.

The Gerard Place Community Center’s purpose is to help eliminate these barriers.  This Community Center creates a community anchor for all who are living in the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood of Buffalo’s East Side.  The center is a community resource that can assist more families as they work toward independence.

Make 2023 the year you achieve your dreams! 

The Center right now offers Allied Health Training, affordable quality childcare and an expanded High School Equivalency program.

Trocaire College Programs @ Gerard Place:  Pharm Tech:  (716) 827-4310 to register.  

Certified Nursing Assistant: Program training provided by Elderwood.  Call 716-907-2560 for more information.

Culinary Program: Program training provided by Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education. Call 716-888-7088 x 100 to register.

Literacy/High School Eqivalency (GED) and NEDP Preparation: Tuition is free!  Classes are Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 and Monday-Thursday 12:30-3:30.  Students work one-on-one and in small groups with tutors.  HSE classes are held on the Gerard Place Campus in our Education Building. Contact Amanda @ (716) 897-9948 x 116 for more information.

Food Distribution: FREE hot take out meals every Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:30 PM at the Community Center doors.  For the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff, regular indoor seating Dining Hall is suspended until further notice. 

Gerard Place Food Pantry: Monday and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM.  Fridays 10 AM-11:30 AM.  For more information contact Kathy: (716) 897-9948 x 101. 

For information about any of Gerard Place’s Programs and Services, Call (716) 897-9948