Community Missions of Niagara Frontier

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier

Strategies for easing poverty in Niagara County are being discussed at a day-long conference at Niagara University.

More than 200 people were expected to attend the sixth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference today, which would be the largest turnout to date. This year’s theme is “Compassionate Communities: Where Do I Fit In?”

Christian Hoffman, director of communication at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, has been involved in planning the event. Hoffman said the poverty rate in Niagara Falls is about 28 percent, while Niagara County’s rate is 18 to 20 percent.

A conference that aims to reduce poverty in Niagara and Erie counties began Friday morning.

photo from Community Missions of Niagara Frontier

A shifting population and healthcare's push for greater efficiency have left some regions with little access to important services. A coalition of community groups in Eastern Niagara County has addressed a gap in mental health services by opening the Peer Recovery Respite Center at 344 Walnut Avenue in Lockport.


Courtesy of www.LeadershipNiagara.com

Leadership Niagara is hosting an overnight event in Niagara Falls tonight with the idea of engaging conversation about the area's growing problem with poverty and homelessness. 


Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. received a $30,000 grant from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation Tuesday. The funds will be used to purchase a year’s worth of food for its community soup kitchen located in Niagara Falls.