Women’s Housing

Alex House- Saint Joseph 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.

Bethany House

1111 Joseph Ave, Rochester, NY 14621 ☎: 585-454-4197

Provides emergency and transitional housing for women and children.

Catholic Family Center Place of Hope Program

Mailing Address – 87 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14604 ☎: 585- 436-5452

Provides an emergency, transitional shelter for men & women with children, and intact families with children. Self & community agency referrals are considered on a case by case basis. Go to DHS at 691 St. Paul for placement or call 211.

Catholic Family Center Sanctuary House

Mailing Address – 87 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester NY, 14604 ☎: 585- 277-7550

Emergency transitional shelter for women and women with children. Offers individualized case management and supportive counseling to break the cycle of homelessness and stabilize clients’ lives.

Dorothy Day House – Saint Joseph’s House of Hospitality

Private location. ☎: 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.

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.

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 Cold Water Women & Children Residential Home

250 Coldwater Road, Rochester, NY 14624 ☎: 585-645-0646

Mailing Address: 156 N Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608

Christian based life skills long term residential rehabilitation & development program for women and children to address root cause of generational poverty through strengthening families.  

Residents have access to nutritional food, a free clothing distribution and resource center that welcomes women and children in crisis or hardship to receive hope and encouragement, support through groups, classes, case management and individualized assistance in strengthening education, employment, spirituality, and family ties.

Open Door Mission – Samaritan House Crisis Center

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

Overnight shelter provides bedding accommodations for 8-10  adult women 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.

Out Of Darkness Transitional House

Private Location ☎: 585-232-3777 Fax: 585-232-3778

Christian based transitional housing to women leaving incarceration to prepare them to re-enter the community with a positive mind, attitude and a better view of the world.


Providence Housing Development Corporation

1150 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624 ☎: 585-529-9555 Fax: 585-529-9525

Affordable and supportive housing for seniors, families and individuals.


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 Office: 585-697-6105 Fax: 585-325-5001

Federally subsidized public housing; applications for Housing Section 8, Project Based Vouchers, Permanent Supportive Housing, 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

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

Sojourner House at Pathstone

30 Millbank Street, Rochester, NY 14619-1961 ☎: 585- 436-7100 Fax: 585-235-8339

Transitional short- & long-term Supportive Housing for Women Including life skills training, intensive case management and counseling.

Salvation Army Hope House

100 West Ave Rochester, NY 14611 ☎: 585-697-3430

Women’s Shelter and short-term transitional  program for women and young children

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach- Jennifer’s house

Private location. ☎: 585-288-1074

This program provides a safe home environment for homeless women who are required to live drug-free in a structured environment, and must be willing to receive chemical dependency evaluations and mental health evaluations, if necessary. Basic needs are provided for homeless women such as food, clothing, and shelter. In addition, residents receive twenty-four hour supervision, intensive case management and guidance. It also offers the opportunity for residents to become mentors for other women battling substance abuse and mental health issues. Children are reunited with their mothers in a supportive, drug-free environment.

Spiritus Christi Shelter Plus Care Program

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

Permanent housing for women 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.

Veterans Outreach Center

447 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620 ☎: 585-546-1081 CALL Toll free

No appointment necessary.  Assistance with developing a plan for Veterans to search for and sustain permanent housing stability. Supportive living apartment program  placement is available for female Veterans.

Volunteers of America Upstate New York

214 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608 ☎: 585-454-1151

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.

Wilson Commencement Park

251 Joseph Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605 ☎: 585-263-7930

Non-emergency transitional, drug-free supportive living program for women with children including case management & family support services.  

YWCA  Steppingstone Supportive Living Program

175 N Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14604  ☎:585-368-2232  ☎: 585-368-2225

Licensed by the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse; staff are credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors. 29 furnished apartments available for women over the age of 18 including women with children. Experienced, trained staff help women overcome the effects of domestic violence and other trauma. Social activities such as holiday parties provide women with the opportunity to form supportive friendships, addressing the isolation that often accompanies chemical dependency. On site drop-in child care available. Program offers both individual and group counseling and weekly skill-building workshops and referrals to community resources such as health care and vocational training.