The Help Me Grow Network

HMG Western New York

Lynn Pullano
Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
Phone: 716-877-6666

Download the HMG Western New York Profile

Help Me Grow Western New York (HMG WNY) was first conceptualized in 2009
and began its first launch in 2011.

The lessons learned from this initial experience resulted in a renewed commitment
by our local funding organization (the Health Foundation of Western and Central
New York) to embark on a second re-launch of the HMG model effective July
2013. A new innovative leadership structure was created with Niagara University
located in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

HMG WNY has established a coordinated and collaborative community-wide
effort with a broad cross-sector of support. The United Way of Buffalo & Erie
County and United Way of Greater Niagara serve as principal partners in the
continuing evolution of HMG WNY.

Included in the system is the accredited Western New York 2-1-1 centralized
call center that serves as the central point of access. WNY 2-1-1 contains a
comprehensive and robust inventory of community assets in the form of an upto-
date database listing of community-based resources and services available to
families of young children.


Learn more about HMG WNY by visiting their website at


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