Our Agency

The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry is an interfaith human service agency.  In September 2018, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry moved from its location of nearly 3 decades to 319 Washington Avenue.  Previously this building was a health care residential facility and Rural Ministry has utilized the 41 room building for their headquarters and 14 programs.

The Rural Ministry has been in existence for over five decades and currently operates fourteen programs. CCRM has a strong foundation in the community and provides services for which no other organization is known for.

Each year thousands of families are assisted through the operations with the basics of food, clothing, shelter and work opportunity.

Muriel's Closet & The Book Shop

Muriel's Closet and The Book Shop is located at 319 Washington Avenue in Dunkirk.  The Book Shop displays a wide variety of books and novelty items for a nominal fee;most books are twenty-five cents.  Every Thursday there is a soup available and in February, will be serving sandwiches as well.   Muriel's Closet is a high end thrift shop with loads of one of a kind, new and antique items, and is also located at 319 Washington Avenue.  New items are brought out on a weekly basis.  Come see what CCRM has to offer..there is something for everyone.