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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 will begin the morning of Tuesday, March 17 and continue for the foreseeable future:

  • Beginning on March 17, the Community Kitchen will shift 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 Saturday at its front service door, facing Buffalo Ave.
  • The Clothes Closet & Furniture Giveaway programs have been suspended. This also means that no donations of items for these programs will be accepted.
  • The Food Pantry program will continue to operate during its normally scheduled hours (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) and community members will not be admitted into Community Missions’ facilities.
  • 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 are being considered on a case-by-case basis. Residential programs are still operational, with increased precautions.

The Emergency Housing Shelter will remain 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

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