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Promoting wellbeing in Rochester's Southwest Area neighborhoods

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The Family Emergency Services Program is sponsored by United Way to provide household assistance to over 1,400 households per year. We assist households within the 14608, 14611, and 14619 zip codes. Examples of our services include:

  • Rental/mortgage assistance

  • Security Deposit Assistance

  • RG&E assistance 

  • $25.00 emergency food vouchers for Walmart/Tops

  • Furniture/appliance assistance (beds, frames, refrigerators, stoves)

  • Referrals to neighborhood food pantries

  • Bus passes for doctor visits, court appearances, parole meetings, DHS interviews, others with proof of appointment


The Senior Nutrition Program aims to improve the quality of life of the residents of the Southwest Area by strengthening families through services for senior citizens. Examples of our services include: 

  • Meals provided 5 days a week

  • Monthly Nurse Visits (health screening, wellness checks, blood pressure checks)

  • Dietitian Visits

  • Guest Speakers and Wellness Classes

  • Organized Exercise

  • Garden (new outdoor seating area, gardening)

  • Recreation (bingo, crochet group, movie viewings)

  • Senior Technology 101

  • Sewing 

  • Painting

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The Preservation Program is designed to assist low-income homeowners, seniors, and persons with disabilities within the Southwest Area neighborhood with minor home repairs. We can offer minor repairs involving steps, gutters, drywall, windows, doors, painting and more. If the homeowner is in possession of a code violation, we can assist with minor landscaping to aid them in reaching compliance. We also provide Trash Out service referrals to promote healthy and safe neighborhoods. Eligible residents choose one minor repair/service. We provide our work/service free of charge, but clients are responsible to purchase/provide materials. Applicants must show a valid ID, proof of ownership (title, mortgage statement, tax statement, etc.), proof of income, and proof of household residents.

Programs: Services & Programs


For Children and Adults


Activities for Everyone to Enjoy

You’re never too old or too young for Arts & Crafts. Our vetted instructors have years of experience and are eager to share their knowledge with you in private or group lessons. Stay tuned for new programming information soon!!!

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Youth Programming

Program Coordinator - Don Simpson

Calling on all youth ages 8-16.  Program takes place at the Center Monday - Thursday from 5:15PM - 6:30PM.  Strength Training, coordination, and self defense with a large dose of lessons in discipline.  Contact our office to register your young person today!!!

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Programs: Services & Programs
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