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Welcome to Around the Mission, a blog that focuses on different areas of Community Missions, the work that is being done here and the people being served. Please bookmark this page and follow us on Twitter @cminiagara to find out more about what's going on at the Mission and to see when new entries are posted to the blog.

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Why you should Walk (4 Niagara)

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is looking for participants to put their best foot forward and "Walk for Niagara", rain or shine, on May 5th at Whirlpool State Park. Check in starts at 10:30 a.m.

Here is what you need to know and here are the top six reasons why you should come walk:


"How Are Things at the Mission?"

Whenever I am out around town, many people will ask me the same question, “How are things at the Mission?” While I typically offer something along the lines of, “things are good, just busy,” the true answer is always a much more complicated one. Let me take a few moments to dive a bit deeper.


Staying Warm in Niagara Falls

With the frigid temperatures over the past couple of weeks, more attention has been brought to what resources are available within the City of Niagara Falls for those that may find themselves without shelter from the weather.


Community Missions to Serve as Site for Youth Point in Time Homeless Survey

On Friday October 27, 2017, Community Missions' REACH (Youth) Division will be available in the Community Kitchen to complete surveys with any homeless youth (under age 25) willing to participate in the Youth Point In Time Homelessness Survey.


Outreach Event Draws Community to Gluck Park

Community Missions (CMI) provides help and guidance for the people of Niagara Falls. However, there are still many people that do not know about the services CMI provides.


Youth Groups Brighten up Community Missions

Giving back is something that makes many people feel genuinely happy. Last week Community Missions (CMI) had the pleasure of receiving some help from a couple of youth groups.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Niagara University

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, Niagara University, recipient of the Director's Award, will be featured.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Michael Lewis

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, Michael Lewis, Ph.D., recipient of the Sharon Kroetsch Memorial Award, will be featured.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - St. James United Methodist Church

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, St. James United Methodist Church and members Lee Clark, Richard Chapman and Jan Babcock, recipients of the Ministry and Community Partnerships Award, will be featured.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Dorothy Tubinis

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, Dorothy Tubinis, recipient of the Youth Services Award, will be featured.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, recipient of the Crisis and Community Services Award, will be featured.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Katie Alexander - WIVB-TV

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, Katie Alexander of WIVB-TV, recipient of the Media Award, will be featured.

 


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Officer Elaine Hertel - Niagara County Probation

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, Officer Elaine Hertel of the Niagara County Department of Probation, recipient of the Mental Health Housing Services Award, will be featured.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Katherine Ellman - Northwest Bank

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, Katherine Ellman of Northwest Bank, recipient of the Finance Award, will be featured.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Jodi McKay, LMSW - Niagara Co. Dept. of Mental Health

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, Jodi McKay, LMSW from the Niagara County Department of Mental Health (NCDMH), recipient of the Mental Health Recovery Award, will be featured.


2017 Compassion In Action Awards - Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation

Community Missions will hold its 25th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Each day leading up to the event, we will profile one of the upcoming honorees. Today, the Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, recipient of the Public Relations Award, will be featured.


25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to be held May 13

On Saturday, May 13, the National Association of Letter Carriers will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. What a wonderful milestone for this community-driven effort that has helped countless individuals and families throughout the country!


Tidings of Joy Brings Hope & Cheer to Local Youth

The REACH (Residential Environments Allowing Children Hope) Division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth, ages 7-17.


Project Connect Niagara to Provide Services & Resources to Those in Need

Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place on Wednesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heart, Love, and Soul Inc. in Niagara Falls, N.Y.


Letter Carriers' Food Drive Coming May 14

Twenty-five years ago, the National Association of Letter Carriers launched an idea, of collecting food for the needy as part of their community service effort. What began as a humble drive in 10 cities has now grown to a nationwide force of giving back!


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By The Numbers...

In 2017, Community Missions provided:

12,045 nights of shelter

109,727 meals

6,920 individuals with clothing

2,179 care days in Youth Services

44,719 care days in Recovery Services

70,145 care days in Housing Services

187 opportunities for Faith Development

 

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