Community Assistance

Community Directories

The Information Center of the Central Library maintains information on services in the area:

Local Shelters

Open Door Mission at 56 N Plymouth Avenue is reducing the number of guests in the dining room during meal service by implementing a “Grab & Go” system. For more information call (585) 454-6696.

St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality at 402 South Avenue provides sandwiches and packed lunches. For more information please call 585-232-3262.

Cameron Community Ministries at 48 Cameron Street provides lunch to go Monday-Friday from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Sunday Dinner is closed until further notice. For more information please call 254-2697.

Dimitri House at 102 North Union Street serves individuals and families living in zip codes 14604, 14605, 14607, and 14609 once every 30 days by appointment. No referral is necessary. Please call 585-325-1796 to schedule an appointment.

St Peter’s Kitchen at 681 Brown Street provides lunches to go Monday-Friday from 12 – 1:15 p.m. For more information please call 585-235-6511.

Food Pantries/Aid

The People’s Pantry

Rochester Mutual Aid Network

Life Solutions in Hamlin offers year-round food assistance as well as seasonal help (holiday baskets, back to school resources, Christmas gifts for families)

Human Services

Bivona Child Advocacy Center:  Serving the greater Rochester, NY area, Bivona’s streamlined approach partners Child Protective Services, social workers, law enforcement, prosecutors, medical professionals, therapists, advocates, and volunteers under one roof to help child abuse victims and families.’

Catholic Charities – Ful list of Various Services

Community Wishbook – For people who are looking for a place to volunteer or donate, also works well as a general list of community services.

The Community Hygiene Bank in Brockport offers basic personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies to families in need who reside in the Brockport Central School District, SUNY Brockport, and among rural farm workers. Call or text 585-470-3875. Email

Monroe County Office of Human Services – The department provides various forms of assistance to citizens of Monroe County including income support, medical assistance and comprehensive services designed to promote a higher quality of life for children, families, and disadvantaged or elderly adults.

Brockport Community Connection – They connect individuals with local services including the food shelf, clothing shelf, vouchers for shoes, transportation to medical/dental/governmental appointments, medical loan closet, financial assistance for vision screening, school supplies, toy shelf, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous.

Veteran Resources

Rochester Calkins VA Clinic
260 Calkins Rd. Rochester, NY 14623

Veteran Outreach Center Inc.
447 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620

Compeer Rochester
259 Monroe Ave Rochester, NY 14607

Caregiver Support


NY Connects

The Elder Pages

Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association