Adolescents & Youths

Alternatives for Independent Youth (Hillside)

1337 East Main St (office) Rochester, NY 14620 ☎: 585-654-1300 ☎: 585-256-7500 (after hours)

Transitional Housing & Supportive Apartment Program for youth ages 16-20.  

Genesis House Youth Shelter

35 Ardmore St. Rochester, NY 14611 ☎: 585-235-2660

Temporary housing as well as case management services to males and females who are 16-21 years old.


Hillside Children’s Center

226 Laburnam Cres. ☎: 585-256-7500 Emergency Shelter ☎: 585-461-1340 ☎: (888)514-4455

We partner with youth, adults and their families to provide individualized health, education and human services through an integrated system of care.  


Center for Youth

905 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14620 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm ☎: 585-473-2464 ☎: 585-271-7670 ☎: 1(888)617-5437

Provides emergency housing, counseling, food, and referrals for 12-18-year-old youths and their children.

Partners in Restorative Initiatives (PIRI)

111 Hillside Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610 ☎: 585-473-0970

Supportive services for Youth and Adults. Services include building relationships, repairing harm, strengthening communities, training in restorative practices, facilitating peace circles, facilitating reentry circles.

Prison Ministry – Episcopal Diocese of Rochester

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church 2000 Highland Ave. Rochester, NY 14618 ☎: 585.442.3544

Girl Scouts

Serving the needs of Girls and Boys through scouting, who have been affected by Trauma which includes being touched by a family member or loved one who is or has been incarcerated.  Scouting provides role models, structure, hope and support for our youth. Scouting totally reverses the trend to being incarcerated which is eight times more likely to be incarcerated by having a family member or loved one who is or has been incarcerated.

Boy Scouts

Provides an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.   

Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center-Urban Youth Outreach

121 N. Fitzhugh St. Rochester, NY 14614 ☎: 585-325-1180, ext. 114

This program provides individual, family,  group therapy and other supports to young men aged 16-24 affected by violence, and their families. Most of the youth enter the  program while they are incarcerated on the Minor’s Unit at the Monroe County Jail, a unit that houses 16-18 year old boys. They engage in group and individual therapy while they are incarcerated and, for those who want it, the support continues after they are released. Once out of jail, some youth need help finding housing, re-enrolling in school, getting drug or alcohol abuse treatment, and applying for job training programs, all while continuing to face the challenges of poverty and trauma. The goal is to provide the support they need to live safe and healthy lives.


Teen Empowerment

392 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611☎: 585-697-3453

Teen Empowerment (TE) inspires young people, and the adults who work with them, to think deeply about the most difficult social problems in their communities, and gives them the tools they need to work with others in creating significant positive change.


Westfall Associates, Inc. Outpatient Clinic

919 Westfall Road, Building B, Suite 60 Rochester, NY 14618 ☎: 585-473-1500

Specialized programs and services for teens, young adults, adults, persons with co-occurring mental health or chronic pain disorders, family members (including children), schools and employers.

Villa of Hope Residential Rehab for Youth

3300 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY   14616-3741 ☎: 585-865-1550

Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the  group home programs serve youth with complex emotional, behavioral and educational needs. Provides clinical treatment, medical care and family-driven partnerships to help youth be better prepared for life and less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors.


YouthBuild -Urban League of Rochester

265 North Clinton Avenue Rochester, NY 14605 ☎: 585-325-6530

24 wk construction training for 18 – 24 year olds. YouthBuild Rochester serves disadvantaged high school dropouts ages 18 to 24. The goals of the program are for participants to obtain a high school equivalency diploma and/or industry recognized certificate; increase literacy and numeracy; and employment or enrollment in post-secondary education. Program components include:Intensive case management, GED/TASC instruction, Construction training, Leadership development activities,Job placement assistance, Follow-up services. Participants receive stipends while they attend TASC classes and complete a 144 hour Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) course at Monroe Community College, and gain hands-on experience building homes with Habitat for Humanity.  Participants are also able to take part in the YouthBuild Green Initiative which provides students with training around environmental awareness and the concepts and techniques of green construction.