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Welcome to Community Missions

Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions (CMI) has provided a unique blend of services to address the needs of the Niagara community. In general, CMI serves a vulnerable population of individuals that, through a variety of circumstances, have been underserved, marginalized, overlooked and challenging in their presentations and behaviors.

The initial population served was homeless individuals and families, which are still served today. The agency currently provides 19 programs within its four divisions: Crisis & Community Services, Mental Health Housing Services, Mental Health Recovery Services, and Youth Services.

The agency serves a diverse set of populations, including youth, adults, families, homeless, youth involved with the juvenile justice system, youth and adults with psychiatric disabilities, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and ex-offender parole individuals.

By The Numbers...

In 2013, Community Missions provided:

10,986 nights of shelter

75,980 meals

7,699 individuals with clothing

2,112 care days in Youth Services

38,009 care days in Recovery Services

66,645 care days in Housing Services

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Community Residence Provides New Beginnings for Youth

In 1996, Residential Environments Allowing Children Hope (REACH) was officially adopted as the Youth Division's title. Among REACH's programs is a Youth Community Residence named Aurora House. Youth in the program have mental health diagnoses and Severely Emotionally Disturbed classification.


Class Teaches Skills for Employment to Those on Parole

For the past three years, Community Missions has partnered with Niagara County Community College to offer a weekly non-credit course for those in the Parole Re-Entry program. The course, called Basics for Vocational Preparation, is instructed by volunteers and primarily covers skills necessary for obtaining and maintaining employment.

Tidings of Joy Thank You!

Our sincere appreciation is given to the following individuals and groups for their generosity for and the participation in the Tidings of Joy Campaign of 2014.