Dimitri House

102 N. Union St.
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-325-1796
Contact: Laurie Jones-Prizel
Fax: 585-325-1541

Email: Ljprizel@dimitri-house.org
Website: www.dimitri-house.org

Dimitri House is an outreach to the poor and homeless in the Rochester community, with an emphasis on the belief that ALL persons deserve dignity and respect, along with food, clothing, and shelter.

Programs include a food cupboard that supports more than 2,900 community members per year; a hot lunch program (5,000 people/year); emergency men's shelter; and The Dimitri Affordable Safe Housing Program, which has placed 40+ formerly homeless people into safe, long-term housing.

Wish List

  • clothing items: men's briefs, T-shirts, thermal underwear
    WINTER APPAREL: hats, coats, gloves, and boots
  • monetary donations for operating costs; OR contribute to Dimitri's Affordable Safe House project  (DASH) 
  • non-perishable food items
  • personal care items: deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, razors, shaving cream

Volunteers Needed

In an effort to keep our programs running and our doors open we are in URGENT need of VOLUNTEERS. With only a couple staff, we rely heavily on our community to assist with providing all of our services. Feel like cooking on Tuesdays? Answering phones on Mondays? How about helping out in our shelter this winter?  Without the generosity and dedication of volunteers we simply couldn't do what we do. Please consider lending a hand, we sure would appreciate the help! Projects for groups and solo volunteers, seniors, college students and youth groups.
If you or a friend might like to help out this winter, call us at 585-325-1796 or email:  Ljprizel@dimitri-house.org

Work in the emergency food cupboard interviewing clients, bagging food, shelving food, etc. Open year-round Mondays from 9:30 am to 11:15 am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm; open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:15 am by appointment. Clients can use our food cupboard once every 30 days.

Work the drop-in program. Prepare a meal, serve a meal, kitchen work, cleanup. Open year-round on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons.

Work the 7-bed men's emergency winter shelter from November to April. Two volunteers stay the night and prepare and serve a hearty breakfast in the morning.

Office work: answering phone, filing, typing, and light laundry. Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

• Recent Announcement 1/23/2017. Especially needed at this time:

Dimitri House needs volunteers to help them with their
Food Cupboard  Fridays
 9 am - 12 Noon, 
Chef for Hot Lunch Program  Tuesdays 10 am - 1 pm,
Overnight Shelter  evenings 9 pm - 7 am,
and their affordable safe housing programs
Please call 585-325-1541 or Ljprizel@dimitri-house.org.

Information reviewed by agency 8/1/17.