Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Mary's Place Refugee Outreach

414 Lexington Ave.
Rochester, NY 14613
Phone: 585-270-8626
Contact: Matthew Palocy

Mary’s Place is a non-profit refugee outreach center serving refugee families living in the City of Rochester. We offer multiple English classes daily, case management services immigration services for resettled refugees, and weekly food and clothing distribution.  Above all, we are safe, inclusive place, where all are welcomed with open arms. We assist these individuals as they work to adjust to American culture, learn English, find employment, gain permanent residency, and ultimately, citizenship. We provide a safe and welcoming community center where families can come together to learn, support, and celebrate together.

Wish List:
We accept donations ONLY during business hours 11 am to 4 pm,   Monday through Friday.  
Donations left on our stairs must be thrown out.        for more details.

  • personal care items: soap, shampoo, pads, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, laundry detergent
  • program supplies: garbage bags (30-44 gal and 7-13 gal), toilet paper, c-fold paper towels, cleaning supplies
Items that we are not accepting at this time: adult clothing, children's clothing, school supplies, housewares, cookware, cutlery, books, holiday decorations, ornamental items, china, craft supplies, religious items, figurines, electronics, furniture, and used toys/stuffies.

Volunteers Needed:
  • Translators (Nepali, Karen, Karenni, Burmese, Kachin, and Swahili, Arabic, Somali, French).
  • People with social work experience who want to volunteer doing case management.
  • Drivers to deliver weekly food distribution.

Information reviewed by agency 9/14/20. (Contact information, Wish List and Volunteers Needed updated.)

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