Town of Amherst Government

Amherst Youth & Recreation Dept. 716-631-7132
Amherst Police Dept.

716-689-1311 (24 hrs/7 days a week)

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Town of Amherst 716-631-7000


Erie County Hotlines

Erie County Sheriff's Office

(716) 858-7618

Substance Use Hotline/Mobile

Narcotics Anonymous Hotline

(716) 240-5983

Substance Use Support

Crisis Services

(716) 834-3131

(716) 834-1144 & 1-877-KIDS-400 (Kids’ Help Line)

Addiction Hotline

(716) 831-7000

Substance Use Support

211 WNY

Dial 2-1-1
Services available county-wide; (24/7) 365 days/year


Erie County Help Lines

Just Tell One
Support for Mental Health & Behavioral Health
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Underage Drinking tip-line 1-800-851-1932
Western New York Problem Gambling Help


Erie County Prevention

Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention – University at Buffalo
Erie County Department of Health
Every Person Influences Children (EPIC)

(716) 332-4126

1000 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14202

Mental Health Advocates of WNY

(716) 886-1242

1021 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212

Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties

(716) 874-4460

1005 Grant St. Buffalo, NY 14207

Partnership to End Addiction
Prevention Focus, Inc.

(716) 884-3256

69 Linwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209

The Prevention Council of Erie County (formerly ECCPASA)

(716) 831-2298

1625 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County
Western New York United
Western New York Chemical Dependency Consortium


National & New York State Resources

America Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Drug Free Generation
Johnny's Ambassadors
New York State Department of Health
New York State HOPEline
NIDA National Institute for Drug Abuse
Office of Addiction Services & Supports (OASAS)
Operation Parent
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Search Institute
Talk it Over (Tips to start the conversation)
Talk. They Hear You (Tips for parent/child discussion)
Above the Influence


Self Help

Alcohol Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous