The Franciscan Center is certified by NYS Office of Children and Family Services. It is monitor by OCFS and Erie County Youth Bureau.  We Measure our effectives by using NYS Touchstone life areas framework. Performance is  measured  by Result Based Accountability or RBA as required by  Erie County Youth Bureau.  The Program focus is to help the young men become self sufficient and a productive member of society.

Administrative Staff

Board of Directors

  • Mark E. Saltarelli, Esq, Chair
  • Richard Robinson Sr., Vice Chair
  • Patricia A. Laszewski, R.N., Secretary
  • Jean M. Nihill, Finance Chair
  • Brother Brian Newbigging, OFM Conv.
  • Patricia E. Connolly
  • Steven M. Sommers
  • Nelson H. Cosgrove
  • Brian Seifert
  • Honorable Gerald Whalen  
  • M. Catherine (Cathy) Paladino
 Our original logo, created by Friar Joseph Dorniak, OFM Conv., captures our on-going mission, depicting St. Francis re-uniting Son and Father/Family.  It serves as a reminder that The Franciscan Center was founded and is administered/sponsored by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony of Padua Province.  Our new logo, three inter-woven rings, bespeaks the Triune God and reminds us of our philosophy of addressing the needs of youth in “Mind, Body, and Spirit”, using the Franciscan Philosophy of Education via Information, Formation, and leading ultimately to Transformation.

(716) 822-8017

1910 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210