Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


East House

259 Monroe Ave., Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-238-4800
Contact: Sarah O'Brien

East House is a private, non-profit agency serving individuals with mental health and substance use disorders with the goal of helping them to live independent and fulfilling lives.  Through a network of services, which includes supported housing and care coordination as well as education and employment programs, more than 1,400 clients and families benefit from East House each year.  Since 1966, East House has been offering personalized care that meets each person’s needs while advocating for the better understanding and acceptance of mental health and substance use issues in the community. With multiple locations, East House continues to move lives forward each day. 


Wish List:
  • appliances (small) in good working condition: blenders, toasters, mixers, apartment-size microwaves
  • board games (new)
  • CD players, CDs
  • comforters, blankets, sheets (new - must be in original packaging)
  • craft supplies, craft storage
    drawing paper
    drawing pencils 
    oil or water paints
    canvas (board or stretched)
  • digital cameras (8MP or higher)
  • dishes, pot, pans, flatware, glassware, Tupperware, mugs, tea kettles
  • DVD players, DVDs, Blu-Ray players, Blu-Ray disks
  • Fitbit or pedometer to monitor daily steps
  • flash drives
  • gift cards for grocery stores
  • group tickets to sporting events, concerts, movies, plays
  • personal care items (new and unopened): shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
  • sporting equipment (adult): baseballs, bats and gloves, basketballs, footballs, tennis racquets (no exercise equipment, please) 
  • TVs , flat-screen, (must receive digital signal): no larger than 40-inch screen
  • Wii and Wii games

Volunteers Needed:
  • Job Club: recruiters, HR people to help during Job Club or act as guest speakers to job searchers.
  • Provide one-on-one tutoring to individuals in literacy training, GED preparation, adult basic education, and basic computer skills training. (Minimum of one hour per week.)
  • Classroom aides.
    (Training is provided for both tutors and aides.) 

Information reviewed by agency 8/16/18.

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