McDermid Financial Group supports Aurora House of Community Missions | Local news

For the fourth year in a row, McDermid Financial Group stepped in to meet a need for a vacation at Community Missions’ Aurora House. This year, they donated to purchase a new propane grill for the program.

“We are honored to be able to help such an important program once again this year,” said Geoffrey McDermid, President and CEO of McDermid Financial Group. “We take the responsibility of giving back to our community seriously. We think it’s important for the young people of Aurora House to know that there are people they don’t even know who believe in them and want the best for them, and we are honored to be able to support this effort.

Located in Lockport, Aurora House is a community residential treatment program for youth ages 12-18 with a mental health diagnosis. Up to eight youth can participate in the program simultaneously for up to a year while attending school, work, volunteer and recreational activities. Family reunification, where appropriate, is the objective of the program.

“We are very grateful for the continued support McDermid Financial Group has provided to Aurora House,” said Marilee Clark, vice president of youth services for Community Missions. “It is heartening to see a community partner engaging with our program and, more importantly, the youth we serve. Thank you to everyone at McDermid Financial Group for their support!

Based in Buffalo, McDermid Financial Group was founded in 1978. They offer a full range of financial planning services including life insurance, disability income protection, retirement savings program, health care insurance. long term and investment solutions.

Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of essential services since 1925. In 2020, CMI provided over 197,000 meals and over 11,000 nights of care through its crisis services programs. Other agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disorders, parolees, at-risk youth, and other underserved populations in residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information visit

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