Response to Love Center

130 Kosciuszko St., Buffalo, NY 14212
Last admittance: 4:00pm; Photography permitted, Filming permitted; Tripod Permitted; Handicap accessible; Public parking

Visitor Experience and Background: When St. Adalbert’s parish school was closed in 1985, our community was gripped with grief, frustration, and a deep fear for the future. In their anxiety, many of our people sought an answer through prayer. It became abundantly clear that the choices were not ours; He was giving us direction! We responded. Twenty-four hours after the school closing, June 26, 1985, the Response To Love Center was born. Here, the focus is the holistic treatment of poverty: loving care of the economically deprived, the spiritually poor, the emotionally battered, the isolated, the wounded and the broken.

What we do: We show people the path to self-sufficiency by providing them with various compassionate programs. Under the leadership of Sr. Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz CSSF and a host of volunteers, the building was transformed into an outreach center for the community a center of love and acceptance for all who enter. Here, our dining room feeds the hungry, the chapel provides spiritual warmth and our food pantry stretches our families’ thin budgets. Through prayer, silence, and listening, God directs us. We step out in faith and respond with a compassionate presence and accompaniment.