Reaching Out...Changing Lives

"Reaching Out...

Changing Lives"




in Utica live below the poverty level.


Many will go to bed tonight


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Our Administrative Offices are located at 293 Genesee Street in Utica.

Clothing donations are now being accepted at 1013 West Street – Monday, Thursday, Friday   9 am – 11:30 am and 1-3 pm.  Use the community entrance.  

Food donations can be dropped off daily from 6 am – 6 pm at Food Services located at 201 Rutger Street.

If you have any questions, you may call 315.735.1645.

We need your help and it is as easy as voting for us.  We are one of the finalists in the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties – Community Choice Award for a $10,000 grant award.  With our award we would purchase and install a commercial grade double sink with a spray faucet in our Food Pantry Dock.  The sink will ensure we can properly and efficiently separate, clean, and process the large quantity of fresh fruit and vegetables we receive to distribute to more than 6,000 individuals and families who we provide more than 93,000 meals annually.  To vote go to their website  or   VOTE TODAY – voting ends August 31.  Thank you for your support!

West Street Apartments

The newly constructed West Street Apartments located at 1013 West Street in Utica opened in the Spring of 2018.  We are not accepting applications at this time.  Please check back at a later date.

Stories of Changed Lives

Robert’s Challenge: Finding his way back to Christ Robert was ashamed to think about what God must think of his drinking habits. So he drifted away from the Lord. Now at the Mission, he realizes God never left him. Read more of Robert’s story…

- Robert

A Beautiful New Beginning… Codie’s addiction cost him everything he held dear in his life. After entering our Parker House Aftercare Program, Codie has found a fresh start with plans to go to school and help others like him. Read more of Codie’s story…

- Codie

From Struggle to Strength… In the span of one day, Tim lost his job and home. But what Tim didn’t realize was that the Lord was calling him to something deeper. Read more of Tim’s story…

- Tim

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