Child and Family Services (Buffalo, NY)


  • Name:Sheila Figliotti
  • Title:Family Counselor

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Child and Family Services
  • Address:330 Delaware Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:716-335-7032

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  • Mission:
  • Child & Family Services is a private, not-for-profit community service organization that has been helping families of all faiths, backgrounds, and financial means for over 136 years. We provide comfort, assurance and support for families in times of crisis. Our cutting-edge programs and services help vulnerable people in the Western New York community, provide education to troubled youth, and help to break the cycle of family violence. Through a vast array of over 40 programs at 19 different locations, more than 11,000 children, individuals and families are served annually. Over 60% of those we serve live at or below the national poverty level. Services include counseling of all types, a shelter for domestic violence victims, family foster care and adoption for children with special needs, after-hours child protective services, and residential treatment programs. The agency also offers an array of services to children's families, including family counseling, services for families and children affected by HIV/AIDS, family advocacy and many more. Each of these services provides direct support to the child or his/her family to facilitate a healthy and safe environment in which the child can grow and thrive.

  • History:
  • In the 1870's, poverty and homelessness was rampant throughout the City of Buffalo. In 1872, wealthy Buffalonians sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 200 orphaned and abandoned boys who tried to earn a living selling newspapers and shining shoes. The following day, they opened their doors to find these same ragged urchins on the streets again. They made a commitment to help improve the lives of children in their community. In January of 1873, they founded the Buffalo City Children's Aid Society, the forerunner of Child & Family Services. This organization laid the foundation for child welfare programs and the war on poverty in Buffalo. In 1875, New York State Law authorized this and other societies throughout the state to invesigate and prosecute wrongs against children. This led to other area groups being established: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and The Family Service Society, the latter being the first city-wide charitable organization in the United States. As the emphasis was broadened to serve families, The Family Service Society was instrumental in forming The Family Service Association of America. The two largest of these area societies, The Buffalo City Children's aid Society and The Family Service Society, ultimately merged in 1973 to become Child & Family Services. The agency today offers a diverse array of more than 40 programs designed for provide the comfort, assurance and support for children and families in times of crisis, connecting them with people who care and the services they need.

  • Year established:1873
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:602

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Officers:
    Michael K. Walsh, Chair
    Barbara A. Piazza, Esq., Vice Chair
    David R. Barrett, Treasurer
    Timothy E. Kupinski, Secretary
    Eugene Meeks, President/CEO

    Wendy W. Barth
    Edwin T. Bean, Jr.
    Cheryl Duggan
    Cheryl S. Fisher, Esq.
    Danis J. Gehl, Ph.D.
    Leisha Gordon
    Brendan M. Harrington
    Linda A. Kahn
    William Loecher
    Karen Nicolson
    Kevin O'Leary
    John C. Spitzmiller, Esq.
    Wendy Stahlka
    Tamara Tempfer, RN, MS, PNP
    Kristina M. Young

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Eugene Meeks, President/CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Leadership Team:
    Eugene Meeks, President/CEO
    Robert Clark, Senior Vice President, Business & Finance/Chief Financial Officer
    Reed Stewart, Executive Vice President, Program Services
    Ann Wesner, Vice President, Education/ Superintendent,Stanley G. Falk School
    Susan Siwiec, Chief Development Officer
    Elizabeth Catalano, Vice President, Children's Services


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:16-1004825

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:161004825
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% SANDY BARDEN
  • Organization Address:330 DELAWARE AVE
  • Organization City:BUFFALO
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:14202-1804
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1974
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):327, 563
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Prevention of cruelty to children, Marriage counseling
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$10,875,963
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$16,307,130
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$16,269,543
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:32:19 pm

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