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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Center for Youth

905 Monroe Avenue
Rochester , NY 14620
Phone: 585-473-2464
Contact: Kathy Cummins

Provides free, confidential, and accessible services to youth ages 12 to 21. Services include counseling intervention, street outreach, transitional living program, emergency shelter services for runaway and homeless youth ages 12 to 21, student support services, job readiness programs for in- and out-of-school youth, an after-school program, prevention education workshops, youth development, and volunteer opportunities.

Wish List:
  • backpacks, cinch bags (especially needed)
  • bus passes
  • food items, non perishable, not expired
  • gift cards: Tops, Wegmans, Walmart, Target, Rite Aid
  • gloves, hats, scarves (new)
  • hair care products
  • household kitchen items, plates, glasses, pots, pans
  • hygiene items (full-size) for male and female youth (deodorant especially needed)
  • liquid laundry soap
  • pillows (new)
  • quarters for laundromat
  • school supplies: composition books, notebooks, pencils, pens
  • sleeping bags (new)
  • twin-size sheets, blankets
  • socks and underwear (new) for teens, all sizes

Volunteers Needed:
  • Phone Counselor: provide counseling, information, and referrals Mondays through Fridays from 6 to 9 pm. Volunteer twice a month. On-site training and supervision provided by CYS counselor.
  • Teen Court: teen volunteers needed (ages 14-19) to assist with Teen Court responsibilities (jurors, youth lawyers: prosecution and defense counsel). All training provided.
  • (Child care at Crisis Nursery and Owen's House: separate listing under Agencies on Wishbook website.)
  • Training and background check required prior to all volunteering.
  • Please check our website or call for additional volunteer opportunities.

Information reviewed by agency 9/6/23. (Information is correct.)