Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Villa of Hope

3300 Dewey Ave.
Rochester, NY 14616
Phone: 585-865-1550 x287
Contact: Gerianne Puskas

Since 1942, Villa of Hope has risen to meet the needs of the community time and time again. Through caring for increasing numbers of young people whose lives were impacted by abuse, poverty and family histories of mental illness and drug problems, the Villa evolved into a leader in behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse treatment and trauma-informed care.


Seventy-five years later, we know more than ever before about the consequences of trauma, how it impacts brain development in youth, and how it can tear families and communities apart. The Villa is a place where human challenges meet hope and renewal.

Wish List:
  • alarm clocks
  • apartment supplies (cleaning, mops, dishes, kitchen towels, etc.)
  • art supplies
  • bedding (new): twin comforters, sheets, pillows
  • duffel bags, sports bags
  • gift cards for books, crafts, electronics, sports, iTunes
  • hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons
  • queen sheets and comforters
  • journals, school supplies
  • MP3 players, iPods, headphones
  • queen sheets and comforters
  • sports equipment: basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, lacrosse sticks
  • tickets to sporting events: Red Wings, Rhinos, Lancers, Knighthawks, etc.
  • towels, washcloths
  • winter scarves (new)

Volunteers Needed:

  • Administrative, editing and design project support.
  • Help organize research, database, and reporting work.
  • Various property beautification projects.
  • Help plan and volunteer at events: fundraising, family, and cultivation.
  • Yoga and meditation instructors.
  • Mentors for youth.
  • Local businesses and nonprofits who can provide internship opportunities for youth.

Information reviewed by agency 8/11/19.  (Wish List updated.)

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