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Community Missions Holds 25th Annual Awards Brunch
Wed, May 24th 2017 05:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CMI) held its 25th Annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
"Walk for Niagara" Takes Fundraising One Step at a Time
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 10:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is looking for participants to put their best foot forward and "Walk for Niagara", rain or shine, on April 29th at Whirlpool State Park.
"Interrupting Poverty" the Theme for Fifth Annual Niagara County Poverty Conference
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 03:00 pm
The Fifth Annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will be presented on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University.
Niagara Athletics Partners with Community Missions for Food & Toiletry Drives
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. - The Niagara University Department of Athletics and Community Missions have partnered to hold food and clothing drives during upcoming Niagara University athletics contests.
Community Missions, NFMMC announce Sixth Annual Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Tue, Sep 27th 2016 09:00 am
A pair of prominent mental health service providers are again joining to support a day of recovery and understanding with an interfaith community prayer service on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Gardens of Compassion Reaches Out with Community Events
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 02:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CMI) and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls, as part of their joint Gardens of Compassion project, will present three special community events on July 27th, August 24th, and August 31st.
Community Missions' Ducks Able to Swim Again
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 08:00 am
After announcing last week that the event would be canceled due to New York State gaming laws, Community Missions' Annual Duck Race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will now go on as originally planned, following expedited approvals laid out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Tuesday.
Community Missions Cancels Annual Duck Race
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Community Missions' Annual Duck Race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawanda's will not go on as planned this year in light of New York State gaming laws, that have recently been brought to the attention of local non-profits, and prohibits the use of state-owned property for games of chance.
Giving Larry A Voice
Thu, May 19th 2016 04:00 pm
For Larry Diamond, services provided by Community Missions, Niagara County's largest private provider of basic human needs, have been instrumental in his recovery from a difficult time of his life.
Unique Community Garden to Address Hunger and the Stigma of Mental Illness
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 03:00 pm
The Gardens of Compassion initiative at St. James United Methodist Church (UMC) in Niagara Falls will celebrate its fourth year in 2016.
End Hunger ... One Step at a Time!
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 03:10 pm
Community Missions, Inc. will host its annual Walk for Niagara on Saturday, April 30 at Whirlpool State Park.
Community Missions Receives Federal Funds to Combat Homelessness
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced more than $7.75 million in federal funding to support efforts to end homelessness in Western New York on Monday. For the first time, Community Missions will draw funds from the award, receiving $286,753 to fund its Rapid Re-Housing program.
Niagara Falls Public Library Partners with Community Missions on "Food for Fines" Program
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 05:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Public Library has caught the holiday spirit, and is offering a fine forgiveness program to benefit Community Missions.
Community Missions Reveals Third Annual #GivingTuesday Plans
Wed, Nov 18th 2015 11:00 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - As the holidays quickly approach, Community Missions is gearing up for its Third Annual #GivingTuesday event, and is inviting the Niagara community to catch the giving spirit.
First Niagara Provides Support for Community Missions
Thu, Oct 15th 2015 09:15 am
The First Niagara Foundation is announcing grant funding for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. to provide food for local families in need through the Community Soup Kitchen.
Community Missions Honors Volunteers and Supporters at 23rd Annual Awards Brunch
Thu, May 21st 2015 04:00 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Each year, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CMI) takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters that make its work possible with its Annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch.
Agencies Partner to Provide Mental Health Services at Lockport's Peer Recovery Respite Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 10:00 am
For those living with mental illness in Eastern Niagara County, treatment options for psychiatric symptoms in recent years have been inadequate, or lacking.
Third Annual Niagara Poverty Conference to Focus on Economic Development
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 11:00 am
The Third Annual Poverty Conference, hosted by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, will take place on Friday, March 13 at Niagara University's Dunleavy Hall.
18th Annual Sweetheart Dinner to Begin 90th Anniversary Celebration
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 09:00 am
Community Missions, Inc. will hold its 18th Annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, February 6 at the Conference and Events Center Niagara Falls.
American Baptist Home Mission Society Awards Community Missions One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Emergency Food and Shelter Grant
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 04:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CMI) in Niagara Falls, N.Y. recently received a $5,000 grant from the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Domestic Emergency Food and Shelter fund, from the World Relief Committee of the American Baptist Churches, USA (ABCUSA) and facilitated by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). The grant allows Community Missions to maintain Faith Services components available across its many services through 2014.
Tidings of Joy Christmas Campaign Underway at Local Libraries
Fri, Nov 28th 2014 01:00 pm
For over 20 years, the Youth Services (REACH) division of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. has coordinated with Niagara County libraries to put on the Tidings of Joy Christmas Campaign. The program provides Christmas gifts for youth involved with the Mission, allowing members of the community to purchase gifts for the youth.
Leadership Niagara to host 'Homeless for a Night'
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 09:00 am
On Friday, October 17 and 18, Leadership Niagara's Class of 2014 will host "Homeless for a Night," an overnight event aimed to raise awareness of homelessness and poverty in Niagara County.
Wheatfield-Based Viatran Supports Community Missions
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 01:00 pm
Viatran, a worldwide leader in providing innovative pressure and level transmitters and based in Wheatfield, recently selected Community Missions as the benefactor for its Community Events program.
Sunday Cabaret Kicks Off Third Season This Sunday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:00 pm
The popular Sunday Cabaret program, a collaboration between Community Missions (CMI) and the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, begins its third season this Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28.
"Deposits for Food" Raises Money for Local Charities
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 10:00 am
Last year, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees began the "Deposits for Food" initiative, collecting bottles, can and scrap to raise funds for a pair of Niagara Falls charities. In year two, the program's impact more than tripled, as Mr. Sarkees presented checks of $1,000 each to Community Missions and Heart, Love and Soul on Thursday.
Patrick P. Lee Foundation Provides Support to Soup Kitchen
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 04:00 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - In 2013, Community Missions provided 75,980 meals to those in need in Niagara County, an increase of over 5,000 meals from 2012. With demand again increasing in 2014, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation recently awarded a $30,000 grant, covering a year's worth of food purchases within the Mission's Community Soup Kitchen.
Community Missions Honors Awardees
Thu, May 29th 2014 09:00 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CMI) held its 22nd Annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch Thursday afternoon to honor many of the volunteers and supporters that make its mission possible.
Extreme Winter Leads to Increased Demand at Community Missions
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 03:30 pm
During a winter season with record snowfalls, demand rose considerably in the Crisis & Community Services Division at Community Missions, located in downtown Niagara Falls. The Mission saw a 24% increase in demand for its Crisis Housing, including an alarming 156% increase in nights of shelter given to children during the first three months of 2014, as compared to the first quarter of 2013.
First Niagara Provides Funding for Soup Kitchen
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 03:00 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. are partnering to provide food for local families in need through the Community Soup Kitchen. The Kitchen opens its doors six days a week for a well-rounded, nutritious lunch.
Ministry & Community Partnerships Busy in 2013
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 03:00 pm
In 2013, Community Missions' Ministry & Community Partnerships offered 118 opportunities for faith and spiritual development to those it serves, and totaled 83 community partners, according to information released by the agency Thursday. The total equates to offering an activity or opportunity for engagement once every three days to Niagara's most vulnerable.
CMI's #GivingTuesday Draws Media Interest
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 03:00 pm
Community Missions received a tremendous amount of media coverage for its #GivingTuesday initiative on Dec. 3. See below for links to many of the articles and videos covering the event.

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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