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Community Missions Issues Program Updates Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

For the past 95 years, Community Missions has provided compassionate support to its Niagara neighbors during their times of need. In keeping with this tradition, the organization is announcing the following changes to its programming in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in order to protect the health and well-being of those we serve.

The following changes to normal programming are still in effect:

  • The Community Kitchen has shifted to distributing “to-go” meals to the community. These meals will be available from 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. each Monday thru Friday at its front service door, facing Buffalo Ave.
  • The Clothes Closet and Furniture Giveaway programs can be accessed by appointment only. Please call 285-3403 to make an appointment. Also, please call to make an appointment to drop off any donations to these programs.
  • The Food Pantry program will continue its normally operations (Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Clients will be provided their groceries at the door of the Pantry.
  • Volunteers (including those performing community service) are welcomed back at a limited capacity. Please contact us at 285-3403 to learn more about our volunteer opportunities, and our current procedures.
  • Congregate meetings held at CMI facilities are cancelled. This includes community groups such as Narcotics Anonymous, resident meetings, staff trainings, etc.
  • Functioning of other specific Mental Health and Youth programs has continued, with operations slightly altered. Residential programs are still operational, with increased precautions.

The Emergency Housing Shelter has remained open during this time, with increased precautions. Emergency food for the community will continue to be provided at the main site, 1570 Buffalo Ave.

For specific questions regarding programs, please call 285-3403. Community Missions thanks the community for its understanding and support throughout its history, and especially during times such as these.


 

By The Numbers...

In 2020, Community Missions provided:

11,504 nights of shelter

197,863 meals

1,102 individuals with clothing

2,471 care days in Youth Services

38,764 care days in Recovery Services

71,864 care days in Housing Services

145 reflections & resources for Faith Development

 

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