Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Home Start Hope

PO Box 858
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: 585-265-3383
Contact: Kristin Mathis

Home Start Hope provides brand new essential household items to women rebuilding their lives.  We have a house in the city of Rochester where women experience shopping for all the items they need to start their lives over, completely free of charge.  They choose from items such as dishes, pots and pans, bedding, towels and so much more! We serve women from Bethany House, Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network, Willow Domestic Violence Center & TemPro, and Open Door Mission/Coldwater House. It may seem like a small thing, picking out towels or bedding but for women who are starting over, it’s so much more than that.  It’s about a new beginning, a sense of ownership and a sense of HOPE for a brighter future.  When they feel settled at home, they can focus on their families.

Wish List:
All Shopping List items are to be NEW.

  • bed in a bag (twin, full, queen)
  • brooms/dustpans
  • kitchen garbage cans
  • laundry baskets
  • toasters
  • towels, hand towels, blankets, pillows

Volunteers Needed:

  • Shopping list fulfillment.

Information reviewed by agency 9/8/20. (Change in description; wish list updated.)

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