Blue Christmas Service Thursday in Wellsville

A special evening Blue Christmas Service tomorrow in Wellsville will reflect upon the emotional struggles of many who are mourning losses during this general season of joy. The candlelight event, to start at 7PM at Grace United Church, 289 North Main Street, will include prayer, hanging of glittering stars for ones being remembered, and scripture … Read more

Dozens of free online Christmas videos available for children and adults of all ages

Allegany Hope is making dozens of online Christmas videos for all ages available without cost to area residents. Our organization’s community subscription allows access to more than 20,000 online videos and movies overall as part of the RightNow Media @Work library. In addition to Christmas and other holidays offerings, a broad selection of materials are … Read more

Summer library reading and other activities starting

Many Allegany County libraries are starting summer reading programs for children and some, also, for adults, along with other activities. Individuals and families who wish to participate or attend can connect and follow the 17 local libraries in the county through Southern Tier Library System listings at Allegany Hope also makes over 20,000 videos … Read more

Check out our Community Calendar for what is going on today through the weekend and beyond

Dozens of free and primarily-free activities have been added to our exclusive Allegany Hope Community Calendar which can be accessed through the link above or at There are events for everyone — individuals, children and families of all ages — which range from gardening, mental health, television collections, classic car exhibits, arts, crafts, cooking … Read more

Free online resources highlight a focus on May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month around the nation, a time for building mindfulness among individuals, families, communities, businesses, churches and others as to how to recognize the needs of those who may be struggling with all types of mental/emotional issues and how to assist them. Among adult ages 18-and-older, the federal Substance Abuse and … Read more

Over 20,000 free online videos available today at Family Fun Day in Wellsville

Parents, caregivers and other adults will have an opportunity today to access over 20,000 free videos for children, youth and themselves during Family Fun Day in Wellsville, just one of more than a dozen free and primarily-free activities this weekend throughout Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM … Read more

Poverty and trauma to intersect at March online workshop

The relationship between poverty and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is the topic of the March online Lunch and Learn series to be conducted by the Trauma-Informed Communities Throughout Allegany County (TICTAC) Coalition. Living the Crisis of Poverty will be presented from noon to 1PM, Wednesday, March 29, by Belinda Knight, community operations director for the … Read more

Chaos in war-torn countries depicted in Houghton University art exhibit

Attending the funeral of a child who had died of tetanus began a journey for Houghton artist Joel Mulindwa which has translated into an exhibit of Chaos in the world of war-torn countries. Mulwindwa, who currently works at Houghton University after graduating from the institution with a major in business administration and minors in political … Read more

Holidays grief sessions for death of a loved one, separation or divorce, and care of children start tomorrow

Required registrations are still open for seminars which start tomorrow night for those who are struggling during the upcoming holidays due to the death of a loved one, even years later, or separation or divorce, and for family members and friends who want to learn how to provide appropriate support for those experiencing such traumas. … Read more

Support offered for those struggling during the holidays from death of a loved one or separation or divorce

Planners for a new series of seminars for those struggling during the holidays with the death of a loved one, separation or divorce, or how to help grieving children, display materials for the activity. From left are Glenn Frutiger, an elder at the United Church of Friendship; Anita Baird Jones, an Allegany Hope presenter; Pastor … Read more