Problem Gambling Resources in WNY

Problem Gambling Resources in WNY

What is Problem Gambling?

Gambling addiction is sometimes referred to as the “hidden illness” because there are no obvious physical signs or symptoms like there are in drug or alcohol addiction. Problem gamblers typically deny or minimize the problem. They also go to great lengths to hide their gambling. For example, problem gamblers often withdraw from their loved ones, sneak around, and lie about where they’ve been and what they’ve been up to. Do I have a gambling problem? Take the self-assessment here: 20 Questions
Download the free E-Book Understanding Problem Gambling here: Understanding Problem Gambling

Help with Problem or Addicted Gambling

If you believe that you do have a gambling problem there is immediate supports in WNY. The Jewish and Family Services Gambling Recovery Program provides treatment to teens, adults, seniors and their families for problem and / or compulsive gambling. Diagnostic and intervention therapy includes vocational counseling, psychiatric and financial consultation and crisis intervention.

The Jewish and Family Services Gambling Recovery Program is open to residents of Erie and Niagara County.

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo
Program: Gambling Recovery Program
70 Barker St., Buffalo, NY 14209
Jewish Family Services
Program Director:
Donna Possenti
716-883-1914
dpossenti@jfsbuffalo.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, additional help can be found by calling 1-877-8-HOPENY. Trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Gamblers Anonymous Meetings in Erie County

Buffalo Step G.A
Monday, 6:00-7:50 PM
Jewish Family Service
70 Barker Street
Buffalo, NY 14209

Kenmore/Buffalo Step G.A.
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 PM

Kenmore Presbyterian Church
2771 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217

Eggertsville Step G.A.
Sunday, 7:00-9:00 PM
Trinity Old Lutheran Church
3445 Sheridan Drive
Eggertsville, NY 14226

Getzville/Buffalo G.A.
Thursday, 7:00-9:00 PM
Weinberg Campus
2700 N. Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068

Bowmansville Step G.A.
Monday, 7:00-8:00 PM
Bowmansville United Methodist Church
5344 Genesee Street
Bowmansville, NY 14026

Buffalo/West Seneca G.A.
Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 PM
St. David’s Episcopal Church
3951 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14224

Buffalo/West Seneca G.A.
Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 PM
St. David’s Episcopal Church
3951 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14224

Hamburg Step G.A.
Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Weseleyan Church of Hamburg
4999 McKinley Parkway South
Hamburg, NY 14075

Hamburg G.A.
Friday, 7:00-8:30 PM
Weseleyan Church of Hamburg
4999 McKinley Parkway South
Hamburg, NY 14075