- Addiction Stabilization Center
- Community Service Programs
- Emergency Shelter for Men
- Enriched Living Center
- Food Service
- Learning Center
- Parker House Aftercare Program
- Peer Engagement Specialist
- Representative-Payee Program
- Skills for Success Job Training
- Spiritual Life Program
- West Street Apartments
Community Service Programs
Dr. Alap A. Butala Food Pantry Program
Our Food Box program has changed to a client-choice pantry program where families get to pick their own food; up to 15 meals per person in the household. Families receive a balanced package of fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. Not only do we provide the food, but also counseling, advocacy and referrals to help with other critical needs. We strongly believe it is important to keep the family together in their homes and not have parents bring their children to the Mission for meals. If we can provide the food, along with additional services, we can keep people living in a safe, healthy environment, thus avoiding homelessness. A common theme of people coming to us for food boxes, some for the first time ever, has been the rising cost of living — too much month at the end of the money. In 2018 we distributed 3,206 food boxes to 6,290 shut-ins and underprivileged families, and represents an additional 93,975 meals.
Our food pantry is located at 1013 West Street, Community Entrance. Beginning July 22, 2019 the schedule will change as follows: Open every Monday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The lobby will be open at 8:30 am and again at 12:30 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. CLOSED ON TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY.
Click here for complete list of food items needed to assemble the 15-meal food box.
Food Pantry Donations
Community Meal Program
Free, nutritious meals are available during breakfast, lunch and dinner to anyone from the community who is hungry. Please Click here to see the community meal times. In 2018, 154,127 hot meals were served to homeless and underprivileged individuals. At our traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas Day meals, volunteers delivered hundreds of meals to area shut-ins.
Community Clothing Room
Through the generosity of a caring community, we continue to provide free clothing to all residents and area community members. In 2018, a total of over 16,545 articles of free clothing was distributed to 5,184 men, women and children in the community, including Mission residents. Our community clothing program is managed by volunteers and is open to the community three days per week.
The Clothing Closet is located at 1013 West Street, Community Entrance. Beginning July 22, 2019 the schedule will change as follows: Open every Monday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The lobby will be open at 8:30 am and again at 12:30 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. CLOSED ON TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY.
If you would like to donate clothing, please bring your donations to 1013 West Street and use the community entrance. Clothing donations for men, women, and children are accepted Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 – 11:30 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Thank you for your help and God Bless!
For more information you can download our Rescue Mission brochure or contact:
Tara David, Community Services Coordinator
315-735-1645 ext. 2108
315-735-1645 ext. 2108
Utica, NY 13501