The mission of the immaculate virgin, a not for profit agency of the archdiocese of new york, founded in 1871 by father john C. Drumgoole, has always responded with services for those in need. The mission response continues in the tradition of father drumgoole and its catholic heritage. In line with the gospel mandate and the social mission of the catholic church, it seeks to promote family life, create a caring and healing community, and to allow all those it serves the realization of their god-given potential. The mission strives in all its programs to promote the universal ideals of justice, peace and compassion and to work in concert with other community resources. As the population of staten island increases and the need for large congregate care programs serving geographically diverse populations decreases, the mission directs its services to the residents of staten island.