Family Housing


Catholic Family Center  – Women’s Place

Brenda Rumph
Catholic Family Center – Women’s Place

Areas of Service:

19-bed shelter for single women and women with children.  provides a homelike setting with private rooms for family bedroom and single or double accommodations for single women residents. The grounds and building have a security system to insure the safety of residents, staff and volunteers.

Meals are served in the dining room and there is a large lounge/living room area with a television and it is suitable for group presentations. A playroom is provided for the children, where 2 days a week an activity assistant provides arts and crafts and playtime for the children. Activities and programs are also offered in the evening for the women residents.

Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children. A safe gated play area is on the grounds, which allows the moms and children a place to get fresh air and play when the weather allows.


Mercy Community Services

142 Webster Avenue
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) – 254-2175

Website: Mercy Community Services

Areas of Service:

     Transitional Housing: Group-living for pregnant teens and young women, and their newborn children. Residents have private rooms, share in caring for the community, and receive 24-hour support as they focus on prenatal care and parenting skills.

     Emergency Housing: Temporary shelter for homeless young women and their children, with a focus on obtaining appropriate stable housing and meeting emergency needs.

     Catherine McAuley Apartments: Private, two-bedroom townhouses where young families live independently with staff support, focusing on strengthening parenting and independent living skills.


PathStone – Sojourner House

Danielle Burke-Robinson
Director of Transitional Housing
585.436.7100 x 106
Sojourner House

Areas of Service:

Housing for women, children

Pre-release help for women in County Correctional Facility.


Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)

Nancy Elliot
34 Meigs St.
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone and Fax:(585)506-9050

Area of Service:

Emergency shelter and meals for families with children under 18 years.


Volunteers of America (VOA), Western NY – Guest House

175 Ward St.
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone:(585)- 454-1152
VOA- Guest House

Area of Service:

Emergency housing and support services for homeless families.

Linked services to other VOA and community organizations to include: Working Wardrobe, homeless intervention, Words Travel, and Canal Street Outlet Store.

Guest House Emergency Shelter

Jaquetta Calhoun

Area of Service:

For families with children; DHS recipients only.


Wilson Commencement Park

Jean Howard
251 Joseph Ave.
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (585) -263-7930
Wilson Commencement Park

Areas of Service:

Supportive housing for single parent families, including children.

Case management support.

Life skills coaching.