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St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy – Gospa Village

Buffalo, NY

St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy is an independent Mission with a Roman Catholic tradition in the inner city of Buffalo, New York. St. Luke’s is run completely by volunteers, and does not receive money from the diocese or the government. The Mission relies on private donations from corporations, foundations and people who believe in what they do.

"It takes a village to raise a child."

St. Luke’s is currently embarking on the Gospa Village project. Gospa means “mother” in Croatian. Gospa Village will be located west of St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy on currently vacant land. Gospa Village will be a gated community which will include eleven homes, where mothers and their children will live for free, with a missionary to help them. There will be a community center – a place to celebrate and to learn. The goal is to give mothers the skills they need to take care of their family through parenting classes and GED classes.

After a decade of charitable experience with St. Luke’s, Dave Knauss, President of Lehigh Construction Group has volunteered to be the Construction Manager for the Gospa Village project. The project will take about three years to complete. Anyone interested in making a donation to the project can contact St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy by calling 716-894-4476.