Family Housing

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.

Open Door Mission Cold Water Women & Children Residential Home

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

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.


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.


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.


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.