The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry was created in the early 1950's to meet unmet needs in this community. Each program was created with serious consideration of already existing programs.
For over five decades, the Rural Ministry has provided the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter to the less fortunate and those in crisis situations. These community members could be your neighbor, your relative or your friend.
The Rural Ministry is your agency reaching to those in Chautauqua County who need a hand up, not a hand out. Who are these people? They are your neighbors. Some have lost jobs in company reductions, some face personal crisis, some have come to help us harvest our crops and find no work, some are subjects of abuse, neglect, government reductions or deteriorating health.