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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.
Antiques and Fine Arts Auction to Benefit Community Missions
Thu, Oct 15th 2015 01:10 pm
Community Missions will have its Annual Antiques and Fine Arts Auction on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, N.Y., 100 Church Street, Youngstown.
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.
Area Providers Team Up for Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 12:00 pm
A pair of Niagara's largest mental health service providers are coming together to support a day of recovery and understanding with an interfaith community prayer service on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.
2015 Duck Race Winners!
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 10:00 am
Community Missions to Celebrate 90th Anniversary with Community Block Party July 11
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 04:20 pm
For nine decades, Community Missions has dedicated itself to providing necessary services to those in need in the Niagara region.
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.
It's Auction Time!
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 04:00 pm
Community Missions will hold its Annual Antiques and Fine Arts Auction on November 9, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, NY. Viewing will begin at 12:15 and the Auction begins at 1:00 pm. There will be an International Sampling of Luncheon Hors d'oeuvres.
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.
Community Missions To Hold Community Prayer Service
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 12:55 pm
Community Missions will hold an interfaith community prayer service on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 as part of the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding.
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.
2014 Duck Race Winners!
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 08:00 am
2014 Duck Race Winners!
"Music with A Mission" Benefit Concert - Press Release
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:00 am
Men In White Choir, along with special guest the Chapel at Crosspoint Choir, present a benefit concert for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc., July 27, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Concert Begins at 5:00PM.
Providing Courage ... One Bag at a Time
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 09:20 am
Supply kits offer children staying in the Missions' Emergency Housing Shelter something to call their own
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.
2014 Community Kitchen Memorial Day Barbeque
Mon, May 26th 2014 08:00 am
On Memorial Day (May 26, 2014), Community Missions offered a barbeque for their Community Kitchen lunch. More than 120 individuals came to enjoy burgers and hot dogs, along with baked beans, pasta salad, corn on the cob, watermelon and pie or cake for dessert. The barbeque was held outside in the Mission's picnic pavilion.
End Hunger ... One Step at a Time
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 04:00 pm
Community Missions, Inc. will host its annual Walk for Niagara (formerly Feet or Famine Walk) on Saturday, May 3 at Whirlpool State Park. Rain or shine, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency's Crisis Services Programs, which include the Community Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, and Emergency Housing Shelter.
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.
Community Missions Sees 20% Increase in Crisis Housing in 2013
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 12:00 pm
A 20% increase in crisis housing demand and an additional 5,000 meals served highlighted the release of service numbers by the Crisis Services division of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CMI) on Friday. The agency provided 75,980 meals and 10,986 nights of shelter in 2013, the latter being the highest total in the agency's 88 years of service to Niagara County.
Bank of America Foundation Provides Funding for Kitchen
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 03:00 pm
The Community Soup Kitchen at Community Missions received funds from the Bank of America Foundation on Wednesday, Dec. 18th. The check was presented by Niagara Falls Pine Ave. Branch Manager Ardell Dolson to Community Missions' Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger. Also on hand were Bank of America employees Jaimie Connor, Sarah Daniels and Rachel Tufillaro.
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.
Citizens Bank Foundation Provides Support for Community Kitchen
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 05:10 pm
The Community Soup Kitchen program at Community Missions recently received a $4,000 check from the Citizens Bank Foundation in support of its hunger relief efforts. The check was presented to Robyn L. Krueger, Executive Director of Community Missions on Thursday, Dec. 12 by Citizens Bank Senior Vice President Stephen Scello.
Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive Delivers!
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 04:00 pm
THANK YOU!! to The Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls, Old Falls Street USA, the Downtown Niagara Falls Businesss Association, and the NFTA for the donation of non-perishable food items for the Community Missions Food Pantry.
Niagara Falls Declares Dec. 3 as #GivingTuesday
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 04:00 pm
Niagara Falls, N.Y. has proclaimed December 3, 2013 as #GivingTuesday - Niagara Falls' Day of Giving. The proclamation was made by Mayor Paul Dyster Tuesday afternoon, as he was joined at City Hall by representatives from Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. and Niagara University, two local organizations taking part in the #GivingTuesday initiative.

By The Numbers...

In 2018, Community Missions provided:

13,268 nights of shelter

119,083 meals

6,081 individuals with clothing

3,198 care days in Youth Services

46,703 care days in Recovery Services

70,997 care days in Housing Services

227 opportunities for Faith Development


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