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Community Links

  • Rochester City School District
    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614
    Phone: (585) 262-8100
  • Regional Community Asthma Network (RCAN) of the Finger Lakes
    Promotes partnerships that improve quality of life of those affected by asthma in the region.
    Contact: Cindy Trubisky
    Asthma Coalition Director
    American Lung Association of NYS
    1595 Elmwood Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14620
    Phone: (585) 442-4260
  • American Lung Association (ALA)
    Phone: 1-800-LUNG-USA
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
    Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA
  • Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
    Phone: 1-800-878-4403
  • Asthma Center
  • Children and Clinical Studies
    NHLBI Health Information Center
    Attention: Website
    P.O. Box 30105
    Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
    Phone: (301) 592-8573
  • Children’s Institute
    274 Goodman Street North
    Rochester, NY 14607
    Phone: (585) 295-1000

Employment Links

  • Rochester Works! ( 3 Career Center Locations)
    Provides employment education, support and training services
  • Rochester Public Library
    Provides classes, resources for career exploration, job searching, and educational planning
    (Services provided dependent on location, please see website for more information.)

    115 South Ave.
    Rochester, NY 14604
    Phone: (585) 428-7300
  • Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)
    CEO offers employment services for parolees, including life skills education, transitional work experience, assisatnce with job placement and continued support post-job placement

    1150 University Ave., Suite 8
    Rochester, NY 14607
    Phone: (585) 957-9858


  • Life Line
    24-hours per day, 7 days per week, free and confidential crisis counseling service by telephone
    (Spanish-speaking telecounselors and translation services available)
    Phone: (585) 275-5151
    Emergency: 2-1-1
    Toll Free: (877) 356-9211 or (800) 310-1160
  • Rochester Mobile Crisis Team
    Team provides intervention/refferral for children/adolescents and adults experiencing a mental health crisis
    Via Life Line (585) 275-5151
    Direct: (585) 529-3721
  • National Runaway Hotline
    24-hour service for U.S. parents and youth that offers crisis intervention, message service, educational information, referrals, and runaway searches
    Phone: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)

Services for All Basic Needs

  • Life Line
    Phone: (585) 275-5151
    Emergency: 2-1-1
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
    Apply in person
    691 St. Paul St.
    Rochester, NY 14605
  • Housing Council
    Phone: (585) 546-3700
  • Emergency Housing for Families
    • Catholic Family Center
      Phone: (585) 234-0408
      Women and children
      Phone: (585) 546-7220
    • DHS After-Hours Placement
      (Evenings and weekends)
      Phone: (585) 422-1742
    • Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
      Phone: (585) 506-9050
    • Volunteers of America
      Phone: (585) 647-1150
    • YWCA
      Women and children only
      Phone: (585) 368-2292
  • Emergency Housing for Youth
    • Center for Youth Services
      Ages 12-19
      Phone: (585) 271-7670
    • Hillside Alternatives for Independent Youth
      Ages 10-18
      Phone: (585) 256-7500 or (888) 514-4455
    • Mercy Community Services - Melita House
      Pregnant/parenting young women and their children
      Phone: (585) 288-2634
    • Salvation Army - Genesis House
      Ages 16-20
      Phone: (585) 235-2660

Child Care

  • Child Care Council
    They provide customized referrals to child care programs and help parents evaluate the quality of providers.
    Phone: (585) 654-4720
  • Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester
    They provide short-term childcare services in times of family crisis (illness or death,accidents, unemployment, domestic violence, etc.)
    Phone: (585) 235-5750 or (585) 271-7670
  • DHS - Daycare Subsidies
    Daycare Subsidies help parents/guardians who are striving to be self-sufficient by giving them choices in child care arrangements and by helping them pay for quality child care.
    Phone: (585) 753-6960

Mental Health

  • Willow Domestic Violence Center
    24 hour hotline, 38 bed emergency housing for women and their children, as well as, additional supports for women coping with abusive relationships or the aftermath

    Phone: (585) 232-7353 or (585) 232-5200
  • Mental Health Association
    Information and education around mental wellness and specific mental illnesses, as well as, referral services and local support groups

    320 N. Goodman St.
    Rochester, NY 14607
    Phone: (585) 325-3145
  • Self-Help Drop-In & Warm-Line Service
    Short-term. confidentail, non-medical crisis support

    539 South Ave.
    Rochester, NY 14620
  • Family Support Services
    Support for families with children with emotional or behavioral challenges

    320 N. Goodman St.
    Rochester, NY 14607
  • St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
    Mental health counseling, social work, and comprehensive health-care services

    417 South Ave.
    Rochester, NY 14620
    Phone: (585) 325-5260
  • URMC - Strong Behavioral Health
    Provides full range of psychiatric care for adults and children with mental and emotional disorders
  • Psychiatric Emergency Department
    601 Elmwood Ave.
    Rochester, NY 14642

Parenting/Family Support

  • Healthy Start Centers
    Provides services (mental health counseling, wellness groups, job training/employment) for pregnant women and women with at least one child under 2 years old
    • Unity
      89 Genesee St.
      Rochester, NY 14611
      Phone: (585) 368-3490
    • Comienzo Sano - Clinton Family Health Center
      293 Upper Falls Blvd.
      Rochester, NY 14605


  • CCSI Facilitated Enrollment
    Assist you in applying for New York State sponsored free or low-cost health insurance such as Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid

    1099 Jay St. #300J
    Rochester, NY 14611
    Phone: (585) 328-5190
  • Mercy Outreach Center
    Primary Health care, OG/GYN, physicals and immunizations, health screenings, information and referrals

    142 Webster Ave.
    Rochester, NY 14609
    Phone: (585) 288-2634
  • Rochester Medical Transportation
    Multi-lingual transportation company that provides non-emergency medical transport to and from medical appointments

    150 Josons Dr.
    Rochester, NY 14623
    Phone: (585) 288-3444


  • Legal Aid Society of Rochester
    Free legal assistance for fair housing, employment rights, public benefits, seniors, kinship care and more

    One West Main St.
    Rochester, NY 14614
    Phone: (585) 325-2520
  • RPD Victim Assistance Unit
    Provides crisis support after a crime, home or hospital visits, explanation of criminal justice system, transportation to and from court for victims and witnesses, and assistance in filing NYS Crime Victims Compensation.

    Rochester Public Safety Building
    185 Exchange Blvd.
    Rochester, NY 14614
    Phone: (585) 428-6630


  • Action for a Better Community
    Programs for family self-suffucuency, energy conservation, micrecycle, lead resource program, New Directions program

    550 E. Main St.
    Rochester, NY 14607
    (585) 325-5116
  • Catholic Family Center
    Provides outreach and walk-in counseling, advocacy, financial assistance, crisis intervention, information and referral to assist the poor in obtaining resources/services.

    87 N. Clinton Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14604
    Phone: (585) 546-7220
    Phone: (585) 546-7220