The Catholic Family Center is the government agency appointed to receive any legal refugees in the Rochester, New York area. Prior to their arrival, refugees are assigned a caseworker who works to secure an apartment for them and notifies Saint’s Place of their pending arrival.
Saint Louis Church provides office space for our Ministry, generous donations of tithing and written support in church bulletins. In July, the church donates space for our Annual Super Sale and in December, St. Louis Church houses the Angel Trees for Saint's Place.
St. John of Rochester Church
provides seven classrooms of free donated space to house our Clothing Closet. A large team of volunteers receives, cleans and sorts donated clothing and household goods Mondays-Thursdays as well as welcoming and assisting clients who are visiting the Clothing Closet. St. John's is also a generous supporter of our Educational Initiative.
Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church has been hosting our tutoring program for the last 14 years. Saint's Place offers tutoring twice a week for refugees who need help with schoolwork, English language skills, studying for Citizenship Exams, as well as driver's licence exams.
Three years ago, we added another location in Henrietta for our Tutoring Program. We are grateful to St. Marianne Cope Parish for hosting our tutors and refugees each week.
We receive a huge amount of donations, and some of them we just cannot use. Goodwill kindly picks up at our locations every week, as well as donating gift cards for use in their store to purchase items we need.