Monroe County New York short term housing and homeless shelters.

When facing eviction, foreclosure or homelessness, several agencies in Monroe County offer housing programs to the needy. The services range from emergency homeless shelters to more long term transitional housing. Throughout your stay at a unit, residents will also be able to work with case managers on finding permanent housing.

Families from the Monroe County region will be supported in their effort to break the cycle of homelessness. So other resources available from the non-profits will include, but are not limited too, food, job search assistance, and help in applying for government benefits. These can range from public housing to the section 8 housing voucher program. Also, when you are ready to leave a transitional housing apartment, be sure to inquire into any financial assistance for paying for security deposits or maybe even first months rent. After all, getting off on the right foot can help prevent future evictions.

Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Several housing resources are administered. Among them include emergency shelter for young adults. This provides them with a place to stay as well as assistance with independent living skills and counseling services. The short term housing may also be offered for pregnant women. The Monroe County non-profit also provides ongoing advocacy, case management, linkages to permanent housing and after care support for up to one year after leaving the shelter.

Spiritus Christi Church - Nielson House
Address: 383 West Avenue
Rochester, New York, 14611
The site runs a structured residential program for homeless men and residents from the county that are entering the community from jail, in-patient, facilities, and other situations of homelessness. Clients need to have some history or background with the criminal justice system.

YWCA Apartments
175 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY
Main phone - (585) 546-5820




Sojourner House at Pathstone, Inc.
This non-profit operates across Monroe County and even neighboring regions. Among other things, it provides transitional housing for women that are in the process of moving toward a more independent lifestyle. Services include employment and career counseling, assistance with finding permanent housing, case management, and ongoing support programs for people that left the transitional housing program but still need assistance. Other life skills provided include Job Readiness, Budgeting, Self-esteem, Nutrition programs, and more. The Dreamseeds Program is offered for children who use the housing program, and this provides them additional support.

Wilson Commencement Park
251 Joseph Avenue
Rochester, New York, 14605
Telephone - 585-263-7930
Comprehensive services is available for single parents and is combined with transitional housing. The goal is to help them achieve self-sufficiency. This is mostly for low income families and/or the homeless. Also on site is an early learning center that provides affordable or free day care and early childhood development programs. Life skills offered include parenting, health education, CPR training, basics of networking, banking, etc.

Women's Place
146 Hobart St
Rochester, NY
(585) 436-5452

Women program at Spiritus Christi Church
934 Culver Road
Rochester, New York, 14609
Dial 585-288-1074 for intake.
Assistance is for homeless women entering the community with some type of criminal past or background.





Mercy Community Services
142 Webster Avenue
Rochester, New York, 14609
Offers emergency shelter, residential services and other forms of supportive transitional housing. The focus is on pregnant, parenting teens, single parents and young mothers who lack stable housing or that are behind on their rent and facing eviction.

DePaul Mental Health Residential Services Program
Address: 1931 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY, 14624
Main phone - 585-426-8000
The agency runs Supervised Community Residences. They also run the Shelter+Care Program that provides permanent housing options to income eligible residents who are homeless, disabled and mental ill.

Open Door Mission (Samaritan House Crisis Center)
156 Plymouth Ave N
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 454-6696

Francis Center Men's Shelter
Rochester, NY 14605

The Shepard's House, Inc.
3841 Lake Avenue
Rochester, New York, 14612
Call 585-270-8886
Provides long term transitional housing for females. It does not assist children. There are also not any emergency programs.

Catholic Charities of Monroe County
Address is 77 Westerloe Ave
Rochester, New York
(585) 442-4916
Numerous social services and low income assistance programs are offered, including housing. Community Outreach can provide information and referral to alternative housing programs, including senior 8 or cold weather shelters. La Casa is the name of a regional Catholic charity program that offers transitional housing for migrant farm workers in the region. Food, meals, case management, and education/job training are all offered too.





Bethany House
1111 Joseph Ave
Rochester, New York
Telephone - (585) 454-4197

By Jon McNamara

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