The HOPE Center
781 Maple Rd. (near N. Forest)
Amherst, NY 14221

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom
to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the
pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make
all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy
in this life and supremely happy
with Him forever in the next.

Hope Center Reopening Guidelines

July and August 2020

Groups are asked to:

  1. Leave chairs where they are on the X’s for now.
  2. Disinfect their space after use (checklist below).
  3. Refrain from making coffee.
  4. Refrain from using tables (it’s not possible to abide by physical distance guidelines at our narrow tables).
  5. Abide by maximum capacity rules posted on each space.
  6. Meet outdoors when weather/group size permits.
  7. Wear masks when inside the building.
  8. Maintain at least 6’ between people.

Sanitize as follows (before and after meetings):

  • Keypad              
  • Entrance and bathroom doors (and doors of any other space that you use), both sides, especially the handles, but also where pushed by hands
  • Any light switches used
  • Anything touched or used in the kitchen(s)
  • Any chairs or surfaces used
  • Storage cupboard doors that your group uses
  • Bathrooms: stall doors (inner and outer handles), sink knobs, toilet flusher knobs, urinal flush handles
  • Pop machine surfaces

The Hope Center is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York. These requirements for use of the building at this time are based on guidelines from the CDC, NYS, and the Episcopal Bishop.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Barbara J. Price, Director

Download the guidelines