Men’s Housing

Alex House- Saint Joseph’s House of Hospitality

85-87 Alexander Street Corporation Box 18634, Rochester, NY, 14618 ☎:  585-704-0941

Saint Joe’s helps individuals transition from unstable living situations to a more stable, healthier environment as tenants at Alexander Apartments.  Alexander Apartments provide a safe, secure and affordable living environment for people with substance abuse disorders.

Catholic Family Center – Francis Center

547 Joseph Avenue , Rochester NY 14605 ☎: 585- 423-9590

Men’s emergency shelter. There is no cost to the client for emergency shelter if placed by DHS. Self-referrals and referrals from another program are considered on a case by case basis, and the fee is based on a sliding scale as appropriate.

Dimitri House

102 North Union St, Rochester, NY 14607 ☎: 585-325-1796

Men’s Winter Shelter: Seven-bed shelter  open from November through April, seven nights per week. The shelter provides the comforts of home including comfortable beds, clean bedding, showers, laundry facilities, a light meal in the evening, and a hearty breakfast in the morning. Guests should plan to arrive by 9:30 pm and leave at 7:00 am, with the opportunity for extended stay if needed. Dimitri Affordable Safe Housing (DASH) : Helps individuals and families who are currently homeless and working with case managers associated with Dimitri House.DASH puts people in permanent housing as the first step towards security and stability.  


East House Corporation

259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14607  ☎: 585.238.4800 or ☎:1-844-254-8336 Fax: 585-238-4899

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment and Recovery Residential programs, Community Residences and Apartment Programs.

Dorothy Day House – Saint Joseph’s House of Hospitality

☎: 585-232-3262 

“Housing First” Apartment program that accepts homeless men and women without capital for a security deposit/rent.  Tenant can stay for about a year or until they get back on their feet with the help of an advocate. Free medical assistance immediately.

House of Mercy

285 Ormond street, Rochester, New York 14621 ☎: 585-546-2580

Safe overnight homeless shelter with access to food pantry,  hot meals, weather appropriate clothes, furniture, bedding & personal care items for ALL. Advocacy & referral services are available. The House of Mercy is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  

Open Door Mission – Samaritan House Crisis Center

210 West Main St. Rochester, NY 14608 ☎: 585-454-6696

Overnight shelter provides bedding accommodations for up to 40 adult males a night.   In addition to overnight accommodations, guests are given access to a shower and bathroom facilities during their stay.  Additionally, personalized case management services are available on a case by case basis for those seeking permanent housing. Doors open at 4:00pm for dinner and bed sign up begins at 6:30pm.  Guests must be physically present to secure a bed and must leave in the morning.

Saint Joseph’s House of Hospitality Emergency Shelter

402 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 ☎: 585-232-3262

About 15 bed homeless shelter for men who require shelter during Rochester’s coldest months from October 8th through Mid-April. Check-in begins sharply at 8:00 PM every night and doors close at 8:30 PM. Guests can stay through lunch. Call ahead to determine if there is space.  

Saving Grace Ministries Of Rochester

1140 Norton Street, Rochester, NY, 14621  ☎: 585-473-9070

120-day  housing program for men who have recently been released from incarceration.  Services provided include food, clothing, hygiene products and case management services. No walk-ins, MUST be referred by a Parole Officer.  

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach – Nielsen House

383 West Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611 ☎: 585- 328-0801

Drug- free safe and structured home environment for homeless men 18 and older reentering the community. Must be willing to receive chemical dependency evaluations and mental health evaluations, if necessary.  

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach Shelter Plus Care Program

431 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14608 ☎: 585- 527-0121

Permanent housing for men who demonstrate an ability to maintain sobriety and work towards accomplishing individual goals that are geared towards economic self-sufficiency. The program serves a diverse population of women and men who previously were homeless.

Open Door Mission Samaritan House Crisis Center

210 Main Street, Rochester, NY 14608 ☎: 585-423-1825

Christian Rescue Mission Shelter, offering food & bedding for up to 40 homeless men a night.  Open daily at 4:00pm. Bed sign-up at 6:30 pm.

Pathway Houses of Rochester Of Helio Health

11350 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607 ☎: 585-232-4674 Fax: 585-325-500

Pathway Houses of Helio Health in Rochester, NY is recognized in the community as a leader in providing quality services for people recovering from alcoholism and other substance use disorders. Operating three homes and several apartments, Pathway Houses serves men who require continued assistance remaining sober and drug-free. With sustained focus on employment and self sufficiency, Pathway Houses achieves recovery and reentry into the community as demonstrated by measurable outcomes.


Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)

142 Webster Avenue, Rochester, NY 14609 ☎: 585-506-9050

An organization of faith communities that helps homeless families achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food, personalized case management, and a diverse network of caring volunteers.  Eligibility is for homeless families with a child 18 years or younger.

Rochester Housing Authority

675 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14611 ☎: Information Line: 585-697-3600 ☎: Section 8 Line: 585-697-6105

Federally subsidized public housing; applications for Housing Section 8, Project Based Vouchers, Permanent Supportive Housing (Shelter Plus), Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Program (NHTD).

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

745 West Avenue, Rochester NY 14611 ☎:  585-235-2769 Fax: 585-278-1249

Men’s Faith-based Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program offering “work therapy”. Must be able to work in a warehouse or retail setting.

Salvation Army – Booth Haven

70 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604 ☎: 585-987-9540

39 bed men’s emergency shelter w/ health care referral services, clothing, food and assistance in securing appropriate permanent housing.  Men seeking shelter should contact DSS for a referral.

Salvation Army -Safe Haven

60 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604 ☎: 585-987-9540

12 bed long term men’s transitional shelter  for the chronically homeless, with health care referral services, clothing, food and assistance in securing appropriate permanent housing.

Volunteers of America Upstate New York

214 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608 ☎: 585- 647-1150

Emergency Shelter, Shelter Plus Care Program, Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, Residential Reentry Center and Community-Based Residential Programs help adults transition from incarceration and get a fresh start. The services we provide include: housing, specialized case management, employment assistance, and life skills training to help people develop positive, self-reliant lives.

Willow Domestic Violence Center (Formerly known as Alternatives for Battered Women)

Mailing Address: PO Box 39601 Rochester, NY 14604  ☎: 585-222-SAFE (7233) (24/7 Crisis and Support Hotline)

49-bed Emergency Residential Shelter provides safety and security for survivors of domestic violence of all genders and their dependent children. Counseling program provides individual counseling and support groups. Court Advocacy Program assists survivors to obtain legal orders of protection. All of Willow’s services are free and confidential.