Social Issues

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Resources for Social Justice

The resource can be found here to help educate on topics, support groups in your community, and find organizations that can help in times of need.

211 of WNY is a wealth of knowledge for organizations that support different needs across the board.  Many of the listed organizations below were found through


Social Issues that Impact our Communities

  • Stand Together Resources– List of resources about racial justice from DVDs and books in the CCLS collection to articles and videos online.  This is not an extensive list by far, but a start to see the world from different perspectives.
  • CHQ Victim Assistance Program– “Direct services are available to crime victims, witnesses, and/or their families in Chautauqua County through the Chautauqua County District Attorney Victim Assistance Center free of charge.”
  • CATT Victim Assistance Program– “Providing advocacy to victims of crime, Creating an aura of safety, Changing public attitudes regarding victims’ culpability,  Building skills and self-esteem to ensure recovery.”
  • Libraries and Correctional Facilities- List of resources from online articles to organizations that support re-entry programs to support.  This is not an extensive list, but a good start to understanding the role of community support to help those who are incarcerated and encourage successful re-entry after terms are served.
  • Homelessness List of resources to help persons facing homelessness as well as resources to better understand how homelessness happens and we can do to help.

**Sections coming soon**


Social- Economical Justice

Food Security

Wisdom of Aging

Underemployed/ unemployed


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The best action is to advocate for the issues that impact you and that you are passionate about.  Call, write, and email your elected representatives.  Let them know where the action is needed and let your voice be heard.

NY State Senators

Chuck Schumer 

Phone- 212-486-4430


New York Mailing Address:

757 Third Ave., Suite 17-02
New York, NY 10017

D. C. Mailing Address:

313 Hart Senate Building
Washing, D.C. 20510

Kristen Gillibrand

Phone: 212-688-6262


New York Mailing Address:

780 Third Avenue
Suite 2601
New York, New York 10017

D.C. Office Mailing Address:

478 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC, 20510

23rd District Representative

Nick Langworthy

Jamestown Mailing Address:

The Fenton Building
2-6 East 2nd St.
Jamestown, NY 14701

Phone: 716-488-8111

Olean Address:

One Bluebird Square
Olean, NY 14760

Phone: 585-543-5033

D.C. Office:

1630 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3161

57th District Senator

George Borrello 


Jamestown Address:2-6 E. Second Street Fenton BuildingSuite 302Jamestown, NY 14701Phone: 716-664-4603•Olean Mailing Address:700 W. State StreetWestgate PlazaOlean, NY 14760Phone: 716-372-4901•Albany Mailing  Address: 188 State Street, Legislative Office BuildingRoom 706Albany, NY 12247Phone: 518-455-3563

Assembly District 150 – Chautauqua 

Andy Goodell 


Jamestown Mailing Address:Fenton Building
2 E. 2nd Street, Suite 320
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-664-7773•Albany Mailing Address:LOB 446
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-4511

Assembly District 148 – Cattaraugus 

Joseph Giglio 


Olean Mailing Address:700 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-373-7103•Albany Mailing Address: LOB 525
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5241