(716) 828-9648

780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218


a message from Father paul

As Administrator of "Father Baker's," I have witnessed the profound impact this organization has on the thousands of children, teens, and families we serve each year - from assisting youth with mental and emotional needs to providing care for the developmentally disabled. Indeed, Father Baker's legacy continues today.

As we approach the end of the Capital Campaign, we have started to reshape our campus and other facilities to enhance the programs and services we offer that are so critically needed here in Western New York. Among these services are caring for children as young as 12 years old on our residential campus; improving our Special Needs Dental Clinic that serves more than 7,000 patients each year; providing care for the elderly who have developmental disabilities and experience dementia and Alzheimer's; enhancing our early education and school age education programs; and supporting vocational training programs for teens and young adults.

Our Capital Campaign, "Father Baker's - Continuing His Legacy of Caring," is near our goal of $12 million to transform our campus and program sites; enhance the support services provided to our clients; and finally, support the Cause for Canonization for Venerable Nelson H. Baker.

It is my sincere hope that you will support our organization - one that has helped countless thousands and continues Father Baker's legacy of caring.


 Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard

President, Our Lady of Victory Institutions, Inc.