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For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

John 3:16-17


I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. —Mother Teresa



Volunteers are always needed in the Baby & Children's Ministry.

Adults - a great way for your teen to fulfill community service for school!

Call Lupe at 824-7818



We are in need of a volunteer NURSE for Monday evenings, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Please contact Evelyn:

[email protected]

A Dental Hygienist every other Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 am

Please contact Lynn:

An optometrist on Friday afternoons, an optician once per month on a Friday afternoon, a dentist on Monday evenings, dental assistants, a dental receptionist and nurses.


Make New Friends!

Help is needed 4 times per year in the Retreat Center at 1782 Seneca Street with assembling our quarterly newsletter mailing. Easy work! No computer experience necessary! The amount of time you stay is up to you. If you can help, please call 825-0929 Ext. 302 to be placed on our call list.

Please click here for more volunteer opportunities!


FROM:  God
TO:       You

I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. 

Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Holding onto it will delay the resolution of your problem. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

Because I do not sleep or slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest, my child. If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away.


Welcome to Harvest House!

Celebrating 25 years serving the WNY community!
1993 - 2018

To God be the glory!


We mourn the passing of our

Co-Founder, Gary Tatu.

He entered into eternal rest 

on November 6, 2017.

"Finally, he can receive his reward
for his wonderful life
 and relief from his suffering,
which he endured with dignity and faith."

Gary's story from the Buffalo News
Click Here

Our latest Newsletter with a cover story about our upcoming 25th Anniversary is available by clicking on the link on the right side of this page.


Gary's Corner is now a book!

Be inspired! 
This is a collection of Gary's personal inspirational stories that were published in the newsletter through the years, known as Gary's Corner, until his illness prevented him from writing.
Gary was encouraged to publish these by everyone who loved his stories. Many have gained encouragement and wisdom as Gary shared his own struggles and the lessons God revealed through those experiences.
The writing is honest, interesting, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always reflecting the heart of a man who was searching to do God's will. You will recognize your own struggles.
Add to your own collection or give as a gift.
The cost is only $10 to cover printing fees.
Please contact the office at 825-0929 for a copy.

WHO WE ARE...Harvest House serves 20,000 people in WNY every year, regardless of race, religion or culture, through 4 service ministries within 2 locations:

Harvest House

1782 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210


Administrative Office & Retreat Center
(716) 825-0929  Ext. 302



Harvest House Ministry Center
175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210


Baby & Children's Ministry

(716) 824-7818  Ext. 214


Good Neighbors Health Care

(716) 856-2400  Ext. 216 or 222


New Hope Education Center

(716) 855-0654  Ext. 211

We invite you to read about a specific ministry by clicking on the colored tabs at the top of this page.

Here is a brief summary of each ministry:


†  The Baby & Children's Ministry offers children's clothing (Newborn - 14/16), toys, books, and basic necessities for 5,800 children each year. Families are referred by over 200 community service agencies, including Catholic Charities/WIC and refugee assistance. We always have a need for new or gently-used donations. Click on the yellow Baby & Children's Ministry tab for hours.

†  Good Neighbors Health Care serves 3,000+ uninsured adults (19+) every year. Services include primary care, dental care, vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, counseling and chiropractic. Many patients are veterans. For more info, click on the blue Good Neighbors Health Care tab.

†  New Hope Education Center offers training for adults who need to make a living wage. We partner with Erie 2CC BOCES, Buffalo Public School Adult Education and Allwel Home Care. 2,500 students attend classes annually. For a list of classes offered, click on the green New Hope Education tab. 

†  Our Retreat Center offers a comfortable place where organizations, churches, schools, and thousands of young people are able to attend spiritual retreats. Out-of-state groups have a place to stay while doing local community service. For a copy of our Users' Guide, please contact us. Pictures of the retreat center are here:


(Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see The Harvest House Story.)

To see an overview of our programs in the Harvest House Ministry Center,

 You cannot miss the joy and hope in the eyes of our volunteers, students, patients and clients. Won't you join our family by volunteering? 
Harvest House..."Keeping Hope Within Reach" for more than 20,000 of the area's neediest families.

A special thanks to the very talented Canisius College student, Hope DiNatale, for producing this video for Harvest House

Did you know...Many companies will match charitable contributions? Please check with your employer to see if they will do this! Double the blessing your gift brings.

Every gift, no matter the size, helps make it possible for us to continue these vital community outreach services. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to Harvest House. If you wish your gift to support a specific ministry, please write the name of the ministry on the bottom of your check. 

Thank you for making our 24th Anniversary Gala in October 2017 a wonderful success!   Kevin O'Neill's presence made it a lively event!  Thank you to our sponsors, donors and all who worked behind the scenes to make it a grand evening!
Sponsor List:
M&T Bank, Alliance Homes, CTBK Accounting, Skrobacz CPA's, Thomann Asphalt and Jolly Boys


The seed was planted when Gary Tatu saw a picture of the church in a real estate listing book. A few days later the seed was cultivated at a John Michael Talbot concert where, all night, the messages of, "Sell all you have, give to the poor and follow Me," and "Peter, do you love Me? Feed My sheep" seemed directed specifically at them. Gary and his wife Linda left the concert and drove by the church. After months of research, prayer, and seeing God's loving hand directing them, they sold their home in the suburbs and, on April 12, 1993, purchased the derelict city church which is now Harvest House.

What is Harvest House?

Physically, Harvest House is the former South Presbyterian Church and Sunday School building. It is a 22,000 square foot red brick building with high white columns holding up a large overhanging roof. A 2,100 square foot addition...(read more)

What goes on and who uses Harvest House?

Harvest House provides retreat space to over 120 teenage, adult and family groups per year. Sleeping is in carpeted rooms on one of the many couches or on the floor. Groups prepare their own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The second floor chapel provides...(read more)


In Memory of Gary Tatu.

Rest in Peace.


The June 2018 newsletter can be viewed by clicking here...


Please consider supporting Harvest House - either by direct donations (using the Donate button above) or by using AmazonSmile when you shop online!

If you designate Harvest House as your AmazonSmile charity, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to Harvest House!

The Lord is working through Harvest House in miraculous ways beyond our limited efforts. He is God, we are not.

LARGE SIZE -- Bottles for Babies

Contact Us for a LARGE Baby Bottle for your Business Counter or Meeting Place

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"If I could, I'd tell you the whole story of how Harvest House came to be a place "where body and soul are nourished" in South Buffalo."

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