Buffalo News: A place called Hope

By Deidre Williams
October 14, 2009

Karen Carman and Joyelle Tedeschi had an idea for one-stop shopping to help the homeless and low-income families get back on their feet.

They envisioned a comprehensive venue that provides programs and services that put people on the road to self-sufficiency.

Their idea became reality Tuesday with the official opening of the Hope Center at 385 Paderewski Drive, across from the Central Terminal. Services include evening meals; a food pantry; free income tax preparation; financial education, workshops and mentoring; banking and credit counseling; weatherization programs; and access to community computers.

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