Building a stronger, healthier Western New York, one mission at a time.

Westminster has long been committed to mission across the city of Buffalo. The congregation founded the country’s second-ever settlement house, Westminster Community House, in 1894. In 2004, the Westminster Economic Development Initiative was founded to support the economic autonomy of residents on Buffalo’s West Side. Emerging partnerships with Bailey Green, PeaceMakers, and Habitat for Humanity will focus volunteer and mission efforts to Buffalo neighborhoods east of Main Street.


The Westminster Economic Development Initiative is focused on improving the lives of residents in Buffalo by offering entrepreneur training, small business development, and education. To learn more about WEDI, please visit wedibuffalo.org.


The ENERGY (Energy, Nurture, Encouragement, Readiness, and Growth for Youth) and FLY (Focused Learning for Youth) after-school programs provide educational support and mentoring to children of Buffalo’s West Side. The programs promote educational achievement, confidence, and social/emotional growth in students grades 1 – 12. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit wedibuffalo.org/energy.

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724 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209


724 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209


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