The Center for Youth Development is a dynamic collaboration between Gateway Longview and the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Center. Centrally located in Buffalo’s East Side community, the Monroe Place Apartment Complex opened to youth residents in April 2010, then expanded to include additional services in January 2013. At that time, the building was renamed the Center for Youth Development. The Center provides a home for teens and young adults in Gateway Longview’s Supervised Independent Living Program (SILP) and other services to help young adults achieve self-sufficiency. The complex features modern, fully-furnished apartments, a library, fitness center, recreation room, meeting room, and laundry facilities. It was funded by a $3.1 million dollar grant provided by the Homeless Housing Corporation and the Federal Loan Bank.
The Center for Youth Development provides the following programs: Supervised Independent Living Program (SILP), and Youth Engagement Services/Independent Living (YES/IL).
For more information on Gateway Longview’s Center for Youth Development, call (716) 381-1433.