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Hope House - The Peer Recovery Respite Center

With a focus on providing mental health services in Eastern Niagara County as a means of hospital diversion, Hope House - The Peer Recovery Respite Center was launched in March 2015 thanks to a partnership between Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc., the Mental Health Association in Niagara County and the Niagara County Department of Mental Health.

The program was developed to provide services to Niagara County adults in a home-like, safe and secure environment. Unique to this program is its peer-operated aspect, where over half of the program's staff identify as having lived experience themselves. 

The Center offers four respite beds for hospital diversion, temporary housing, symptom management and as a rest or relief from stressors to current living situations. Also offered is a Recovery Line, providing face-to-face meetings and/or phone support to prevent the onset of an emotional crisis. Therapeutic support and intervention services are offered through the Mobile Transitional Support Team, specifically helping those in transition during this critical time.

The Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached through the contact information below. The program is made possible through funding from the Niagara County Department of Mental Health, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

344 Walnut Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716) 433-6543
Fax: (716) 433-2921


By The Numbers...

In 2023, Community Missions provided:

12,108 nights of shelter

178,696 meals

2,780 individuals with clothing

3,562 care days in Youth Services

43,388 care days in Recovery Services

72,302 care days in Housing Services

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