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The Need Is Growing!

Since 1925, Community Missions has served the Niagara community. While needs have always been present, the past decade has seen a tremendous increase in demand for the Mission's services. Today, nearly one quarter (23.8%) of residents in the city of Niagara Falls live below the poverty line, including 37% of children within the city.

View the charts below to see how demand has increased at the Mission over recent years, and click on this link to download a PDF chart of our Crisis & Community Services Total Statistics from 2004-2022.

The chart above shows the steady increase in demand for Crisis Housing over the past 15 years, totaling a 186% increase over that time. Crisis Housing includes those staying in the Emergency Housing Shelter, Mark's Place (HIV/AIDS Residence), Parole Re-Entry and Code Blue.

The chart above shows the increased demand for meals provided by the Mission over the past 11 years. The Mission has seen remarkable increases in meals provided, resulting in a 144% increase in just the past six years, due in large part to a substantial increase during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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

467 reflections & resources for Faith Development


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