Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo











We focus on helping individuals choose, obtain, and remain in community settings
that enable them to live as independently as possible.

Our Residential Services division provides living opportunities in a variety of community locations that support and assist individuals with their recovery from mental illness. We provide environments that enhance and support the quality of life, as well as the exercise of individual choice and responsibility, leading to the acquisition and use of skills, use of community resources, and the enhancement of feelings of success and growth.

Residents are encouraged and supported by staff experienced in the principles and practices of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Empowerment, choice, and independence are important values that are promoted.

Our residential programs engage individuals in rehabilitative services consistent with their desire, tolerance and capacity to participate in such services. We believe that the rehabilitative focus of our residential programs, fostered by the development and implementation of an individualized written service plan, provides for improved resident independence, choice and outcomes.




Please contact the specific
residential service for more

The following services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each resident:

Residential Programs

Residential Brochure

-Admissions Planning
-Assertiveness/Self Advocacy
-Community integration/Resource development
-Daily Living Skills (housekeeping skills, selection/meal   preparation,budgeting/money management, dressing,   cleaning and washing clothes, maintenance of   environment
-Case management and Transportation
-Behavioral and Crisis Intervention
-Socialization -Medication Management
-Symptoms Management
-Discharge Planning
-Substance Abuse Services

Depending on each individual's goals, functional capabilities and needs, residents are linked to community agencies providing medical, dental, mental health, social, and rehabilitative programs and services.

BPC's Residential Programs include:

Cudmore Heights Residential Care Center for Adults

101 beds located on main campus of Buffalo Psychiatric Center, (716) 816-2399.

Olmsted Community Residence

24 beds located at 3 Rees Street on southwest corner of main campus, (716) 884-3445.

Grant Street Residence

14-bed residence, located at 656 Grant Street, Buffalo, at Letchworth Avenue, (716) 883-9334.

Waterfront Residence in Celoron

14 beds, located at 2 Duquesne Street, Celoron, addresses the needs of mental health recipients who also have substance abuse problems, (716) 664-7292.

Strozzi Community Residence
Outpatient residence for inpatients with long lengths of stay who would benefit from additional experience in the community while remaining in a familiar environment; located on 3 South in the Strozzi Building on the main campus; 27 beds, (716) 816-2959.

Family Care Program
Family Care is a residential program that enables individuals recovering from a mental illness to live in private homes in the community under the ongoing supervision of BPC's staff. Individuals receive the kind of support, guidance and companionship that naturally occurs in families and communities. Family Care providers are persons who are certified to deliver residential care in their own homes. These providers receive training, support from BPC case managers, and financial reimbursement for their services. (716) 816-2204.


Supported Housing

This program makes it possible for individuals to have their own apartments in the neighborhoods of their choice. A rent subsidy and start-up funds for household furnishings are provided. Peer specialists, individuals who have recovered from mental illness, offer ongoing support and ease the transition from more supervised settings. Staff also stays connected to these individuals as an additional support. (716) 816-2462.