Birthright of Rochester

320 N. Washington St., Suite 116
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-385-2100
Contact: Joan Rohr
Fax: 585-249-0102


Since 1971, Birthright of Rochester has offered free and confidential pregnancy support to any woman regardless of age, income or ethnicity. Birthright’s focus is on the distressed mother and her baby. Our guiding principle is: “It is the right of every woman to give birth and the right of every child to be born.” Staffed almost exclusively by volunteers, we understand that each woman's situation is unique and our objective is to help her understand that she has options. We then provide support and advocacy to her through our follow-up program. With the help of generous donations of our community, we provide maternity clothes, layettes for newborns and infant clothing along with our advocacy. Emphasizing accessibility, Birthright offers multiple locations throughout the greater Rochester area, and a 24-hour hotline so that assistance is always only a phone call away.

Wish List

  • baby items: formula, cloth diapers (new or freshly washed) and diaper covers; disposable diapers (esp. nb, 1, 2), diaper wipes
  • books on pregnancy, especially “What to Expect When You are Expecting"
  • breastfeeding aids: books, pillows, etc.
  • clothing (new or gently used): maternity clothing, infant clothes up to size 2T
  • crib sheets, towels, etc.
  • pajamas (esp. 0-3 months and 3-6 months for our layettes
  • snowsuits
  • sweaters, booties (handmade): yarn is available for those on a fixed income

Volunteers Needed

  • Mentors.
  • Office and clerical help.
  • Publicity.
Our entire staff is volunteer. Training is provided. Please contact us for the many opportunities available.

Information reviewed by agency 8/29/14 (Wish List updated.)