BUFFALO, N.Y. – The future is looking more secure for a New York shelter that for 30 years has helped refugees seek asylum.
A community health center which has provided medical care to the shelter's men, women and children says it will buy Buffalo's Vive La Casa and take over its services.
A $60,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation is making the deal possible.
For Jericho Road Community Health Center, it's an expansion of services to Buffalo's ever-growing immigrant and low-income base.
For Vive, it means a continuation of its mission to help clients fleeing war, persecution and other hardships seek asylum in Canada and the United States. Vive has struggled financially since seeing its county and federal funding cut in the 1990s.