“Heart, Love & Soul” and the Vincentian Mission in Niagara Falls

 Before “Vincentian Family” and “collaboration” were Vincentian buzzwords, people in the city of Niagara Falls knew that collaboration was the only effective response. That response was “Heart, Love & Soul.”


A community-led, collaborative response to hunger and poverty that was begun 40 years ago by local lay leaders, and joined by area religious including Vincentian priests, brothers, seminarians, the Daughters of Charity and staff and students of Niagara University is moving to a new level of transformative service.

Watch as Fr. Joseph Levesque, CM President Emeritus of Niagara University makes the Vincentian Connection


A February 15 press conference announced the launch of a capital campaign to support Heart, Love & Soul (HLS) and its planned Daybreak program.

HLS’s “Daybreak” will build upon current HLS services – including a food pantry, daily meal service, case management, and care coordination – expanding the collaboration by providing additional basic services and dedicated space for partner agencies to deliver client services directly onsite.

“We are excited to move forward on this needed initiative that is the result of years of planning by many service agencies in the Niagara Falls community,” said Sr. Beth Brosmer, Executive Director of HLS. “By bringing a variety of services together in one accessible location, we can improve the effectiveness of our efforts and make a greater collective impact on our community and individuals in need.”

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