Rochester and Monroe County New York Catholic Charity programs.
Catholic Charities is one of the leading non-profit organizations in Monroe County New York and across the nation. The agency will provide direct assistance to the low income and poor. If the center can't meet your needs then they may refer families to other resources and assistance programs in the region. If you need help then do not hesitate to call a nearby Catholic Charity affiliated church.
Helping people find a job or acquire new skills is a key service of the organization. Catholic Charities provides diverse Employment Services for welfare-to-work clients, the unemployed, immigrants and refugees. The goal is to help people become self-reliant over the long term. The agency has over 25 years of experience placing the jobless, newly arrived and established immigrants and others. At the same time the agency will continue to provide ongoing support and guidance focused on effectively removing barriers to employment and will help enable permanent self-reliance for Monroe County residents.
The locations are also application sites for HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program). Receive financial assistance for utility and heating bills. The priority is for low-income working singles and families with young children.
The Emergency Services and Assistance Program is widely available. Social workers from the Rochester Catholic Charities provide advocacy, walk-in counseling, direct financial assistance, information and referral and crisis intervention to assist the working poor in obtaining resources/services. Develop plans for self-sufficiency and apply for emergency financial aid too. In addition, teen parents and single parents are provided more intensive case management services. What is offered is below.
- Food Pantry and Clothing Closets. Bread distribution and Summer Lunch Programs are available too.
- Housing Issues, including rent help and homeless prevention.
- Health care such as prescription assistance and referrals for free eye exams & eyeglasses in conjunction with Project Eyecare.
- Financial assistance for basic needs.
- Holiday and Christmas assistance programs.
- Case Management is offered as part of emergency services for individuals and families with more intensive needs.
- Information and facilitated enrollment for government programs such as Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus and Medicaid.
Eldercare Guidance and senior citizen programs are available in Rochester. Receive free professional information, advice and guidance for anything pertaining to senior care.
Catholic Charities works with Eldersource, which is Monroe County’s designated information and referral line. Specialists and customer service representatives provide guidance through home-based care management. Eldersource is your single source for guidance. Whether you need the names of adult day care centers or other support for an older family member. You will be placed into contact with the right services and specialists will help you understand all the options.
Professional care managers can conduct an in-home assessment to evaluate individual circumstances. Among other things they will evaluate the ability of senior citizens to perform daily living activities.
Eldersource Care Management Services is a collaborative program of LIFESPAN, the United Way of Rochester as well as Catholic Family Center. They are a major provider of non-medical support services to older adults.
The HomeWorks or STAR Home Maintenance Service can arrange very low cost scheduled and emergency in-home repair, maintenance services and cleaning to disabled people and seniors (60+) throughout Monroe County. Clients will be referred to highly qualified, screened, independent contractors.
Free legal support is offered. This program provides legal advice, representation, information and referrals in civil legal matters. Catholic Charities of Rochester works closely with the Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming County New York Offices for the Aging. This is for seniors only. Consultation is also available to other family members and caregivers of eligible clients.
NYS Kinship Navigator is a statewide referral and information system for grandparents and other relatives who may be responsible for raising another family member’s child.
Senior Centers are located across the region. These programs of Catholic Family Center are part of a countywide network. The elderly, people over 60, and their spouses can receive Meals, Educational programs, Socialization, Nurses to answer medical questions, Health screenings, and general Case management services. Many social activities are offered too, such as Entertainment, Arts and crafts, and trips.
A main goal of the Monroe County senior centers are to offer a place where older adults can receive a nutritious meal, have opportunities to grow, socialize, learn, and apply for assistance. The senior centers are also a place to connect with resources specifically for the elderly. Also a nurse and care manager visit the Centers on a regular basis and offer health checks and professional guidance to those that need it.
The STAR program is administered by Catholic Charities. It provides clients with non-medical home support. Assistance and services offered include occasional yard work and chores, grocery shopping, transportation, friendly visiting, essential errands, and even banking.
Churches and organizations that are part of the Monroe County Catholic Charities
St. Mark's Parish, Greece
St. Leo Parish, Hilton, (585) 392-2710
St. John the Evangelist, Spencerport, call (585) 352-5481
St. John the Evangelist, Greece
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hamlin
Our Mother of Sorrows, Greece, (585) 663-5432
Rush Henrietta Catholic Community
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Brockport
Blessed Sacrament, Rochester, (585) 271-7240
Our Lady Queen of Peace / St. Thomas More Parish, Brighton
Our Lady of Victory / St. Joseph Church, Rochester, (585) 454-2244
Peace of Christ Parish, Rochester, main number is (585) 288-5000
St. Helen Church, Gates
St. Monica/Emmanuel Church of the Deaf, Rochester, (585) 235-1812
St. Stanislaus Kostka, Rochester
St. Theodore’s Church, Gates, call (585) 429-6811 for intake
Church of the Assumption, Fairport
Holy Trinity Church, Webster
St. Jerome's Church, East Rochester, telephone - (585) 586-3231
St. Joseph, Penfield, (585) 586-8089
St. Paul's, Webster, call (585) 671-2100
St. Rita's, Webster
Additional Monroe County social services can be obtained at (585) 546-7220.