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PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Safety Guidelines

Community Missions cares about the safety of all those within our programs.

Community Missions has ZERO TOLERANCE for sexual abuse and sexual harassment. If you or someone you know is being pressured for sex by a staff person, another resident, or anyone at this agency, report it immediately!

You do not need to wait for an assault to happen to get help!

If a staff person or another resident is making sexual comments, gestures or actions that make you uncomfortable, report it immediately! Be aware of situations that make you uncomfortable.

Trust your instincts.  If it feels wrong, leave or call out for a staff member.

It is ALWAYS your right to say “NO”, “STOP IT”, or “DO NOT TOUCH ME”.

How to Report:

  • Talk to any staff person you are comfortable with.  All staff are trained to help you.
  • Slide a note under a staff person’s door.
  • Fill out a PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Incident Form outside the PREA Coordinator's Office (First Floor, Hiawatha Building, 1570 Buffalo Ave., NF)
  • Send an email to prea@communitymissions.org
  • Call one of these numbers:
    •  Eric Boerdner- PREA Coordinator at 716-285-3403 ext 2258
    •  Sandy Brandon- Director of HR and Compliance at 716-285-3403 ext 2270
    •  NYS Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906
    •  Niagara County Crisis Service Hotline: 716-285-3515

Help is Available!

Community Missions' PREA Policy

Annual PREA Incident Reporting


 

By The Numbers...

In 2019, Community Missions provided:

13,142 nights of shelter

112,562 meals

5,085 individuals with clothing

3,487 care days in Youth Services

43,973 care days in Recovery Services

72,450 care days in Housing Services

192 opportunities for Faith Development

 

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