Teen Wellness

Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention 

HOPE Buffalo

Hope Buffalo is a coalition of diverse stakeholders, youth, and adults with these goals:

    • Advocate for the prevention of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS among Buffalo's youth
    • Promote equitable access to comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health
    • Empower youth to make informed decisions about their health 

Our vision is to provide evidence-based education and health-related services to enhance the quality of life of our youth and by extension, the quality of life of our community as a whole.

We aim to reduce teen pregnancy in selected Erie County zip codes by 30% by year 2020.

Program Brochure (PDF)

Sexual Health & Health Care Services

Family Planning Center (Erie County Department of Health)

Services for Teens:  

      • Services are confidential, non-judgmental, comprehensive and patient-centered – regardless of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and/or disability
      • Condom supplies and information on the correct use
      • Birth Control, including Implants and IUDs
      • Emergency contraceptive pills (“the morning after pill”) – if taken within 72–120 hours after unprotected sex (a condom breaks, pills are forgotten), they can greatly reduce the chance of pregnancy
      • Pregnancy testing and counseling
      • Pap Tests as needed
      • STI and HIV education, testing, and treatment for women and men
      • Vaginal infection treatment 

Jesse Nash Health Center
608 William Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Phone: 716.858.2779
Fax: 716.858.7023
Friday: 8:30 am — 4:30 pm

Monday: 8:30 am — 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am — 6:00 pm (Special Teen Friendly Hours 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Friday: 8:30 am — 4:30 pm


Condom Distribution Program

STD Info  

PATCH (Providers and Teens Communicating for Health) Program

Mental Health

Alcohol and Substance Use

Motor Vehicle Safety

Smoking & Tobacco

Nutrition and Physical Activity


Elizabeth Terranova
Project Coordinator, Teen Wellness
95 Franklin St., Room 908A
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716.858.4977
Fax: 716.858.8701
E-mail: Elizabeth.Terranova@erie.gov