If making a donation to Vive, please do so on our donation page or by sending a check to 184 Barton St, Buffalo, NY 14213. Please make checks payable to Jericho Road Community Health Center and indicate Vive in the memo.
Vive was founded in 1984 by members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, NY. These founding mothers saw a need to assist the influx of individuals from Central and South America who wanted to seek asylum in the United States or Canada due to the inability to return to their homeland. Women Religious communities housed and helped asylum seekers at their convents until one of the convents in Lackawanna, NY was converted into a housing facility called Vive La Casa. Vive La Casa eventually moved into a former school building at 50 Wyoming Avenue, Buffalo, NY where it still operates today.
Jericho Road’s Acquisition of Vive
In March 2015, Jericho Road Community Health Center assumed operations of Vive La Casa. Vive La Casa then became known as Vive, a program of Jericho Road. Jericho Road is committed to carrying on the 30-year legacy of providing legal aid and safe refuge to persons seeking asylum in the United States and Canada.