The Buffalo Peace House is a non-profit organization that relighs heavily on our amazing team of volunteers. From cooking to shopping to teaching and playing, there is something for everyone to support this wonderful organization. Volunteering in our organzation can take multiple forms; (a) volunteering at the house(s) again doing anything from teaching to yard work! (b) joining a committee, which is the behind the scenes groups that plan and execute events/fundraisers or (c) join our growning and dynamic board where you will be part of the team that develops policy and long term goals for the organization. If any of these interest you, contact us through the website and someone will be in touch.

Who We Serve


According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

  • an asylum-seeker is a person that claims they are a refugee; however, that claim has not been proven.
  • When asylum-seekers leave their home country to seek sanctuary in another country, they must apply for asylum.
  • Asylum grants them the right to be recognized as a refugee, and makes them eligible to receive both legal and material assistance.
  • An asylum-seeker must be able to show that their fear of persecution in their home country is well-founded.


According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

  • A refugee is someone who was forced to leave their home country due to fear of, or actual, persecution, war, or violence.
  • Refugees fear persecution due to their: race, religion, nationality, political affiliation, or membership in a particular social group.
  • The majority of the time refugees are unable to return to their home, or are fearful of doing so.
  • Presently, war, ethnic, tribal, and religious violence are the leading reasons that refugees flee their countries
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We are a non-profit organization located in Hamburg, New York.

Our mission is to provide safe shelter for asylum seekers and refugees in the Greater Buffalo area.

Since inception, we have housed over 50 residents from 17 different countries.

Buffalo Peace House
4263 St Francis Drive
Hamburg, NY 14075

(716) 627-9800