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Mark's Place

Mark's Place is a transitional residence for HIV positive persons with an AIDS specific diagnosis. The program is designed to facilitate advancement to permanent and independent housing within a limit of one year's time. Currently located at Community Missions' main facility in Niagara Falls, Mark's Place can service up to four residents at one time. In 2013, Mark's Place provided 285 nights of shelter to those in need.

Residents are provided linkage and advocacy to the following programs as needed and where appropriate:

  • AIDS Family Services Counseling
  • Niagara Community Services Counseling and Case Management Substance Abuse Services

What: Mark's Place (Residence for Individuals living with HIV/AIDS)

Where: 1570 Buffalo Ave. Niagara Falls, NY14303

When: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Contact: 716-285-3403

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

  • Referrals - please call 716-285-3403. Referrals can be initiated by self, family, treatment team, clergy, or any community agency.
  • Applications - requires a physical, social history, and financial information
  • Interview with Program Coordinator
  • Application review by Administration


ADMISSION CRITERIA
Program Criteria

  • Desires growth toward least supportive living environment
  • Agrees to follow residence guidelines
  • Agrees to participate in goal planning
  • Agrees to follow prescribed medication regime
  • Desires maintenance of clean and sober status and addresses relapse issues
  • Agrees to pay a monthly fee based on entitlements and ability to pay

Functional Criteria

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have AIDS specific diagnosis
  • Be self preserving in a fire emergency
  • Are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless
  • Be ambulatory, continent, provide adequate self care
  • Be free of acute debilitating physical disorder



By The Numbers...

In 2016, Community Missions provided:

11,104 nights of shelter

89,366 meals

6,744 individuals with clothing

2,295 care days in Youth Services

46,888 care days in Recovery Services

73,994 care days in Housing Services

182 opportunities for Faith Development


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