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 three 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 14 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.

Announcements from the Rural Ministry!

Here is the Family Sponsorship application for those who would like to donate to a family in need! You can copy the application into a seperate document, and send it to our Executive Director, Kathleen Peterson at ccrmkp@gmail.com. If you would like to sponsor a needy family for Christmas, please fill out the form and return to CCRM offices no later than Monday, December 14, 2020. 

Also, CCRM is accepting applications for families to sign up for Christmas gifts or food on December 1, 2, 3 and 4 from 10:00 to 2:00 and Monday, December 7 from 9:00 to noon.  They can apply at CCRM offices – 319 Washington Avenue.  If they would like to sign up, they need to bring proof of residence, proof of income and social security cards for all family members.

Here is the form for the family sponsorship.




Name of family/organization wanting to sponsor _____________________________

Contact person_______________________________


Phone Number _______________________________

Email address ______________________________


Family size they are willing to sponsor _________________________


Does it make a difference where the family is located?_____________________

Gifts for all children in household? ____________________________


Food for the family? _____________________________


When do you need the information regarding the family?___________________


Will you be delivering to the family you are sponsoring? _______________

Anticipated delivery date?___________________________


If not, will you deliver items to CCRM offices clearly marked for the family that is being sponsored?____________________________

Anticipated delivery date? ________________________________

Do you want to remain anonymous? _________________________


Office use only…you can email this document to ccrmkp@gmail.com  


Family sponsored ________________________________

Contact made on __________________________________pick up or delivery?


If gifts/food is brought to CCRM for CCRM to get to the family, it is needed no later than 12-14-20