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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Mary's Place Refugee Outreach

414 Lexington Avenue
Rochester , NY 14613
Phone: 585-270-8626
Contact: Nick Cook

Mary’s Place is a non-profit refugee outreach center serving refugee families living in the City of Rochester. We offer English classes Monday - Friday 12 pm to 3 pm, 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:
  • If you plan to donate, please call 585-270-8626 BEFORE you stop by! 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: baby diapers (size 1-6), bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, menstrual pads, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, laundry detergent
  • program supplies: garbage bags (30-44 gallon and 7-13 gallon), toilet paper, c-fold paper towels, cleaning supplies
  • We are NOT accepting 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:
  • Drivers to deliver food every Wednesday at 11:00 am and 12 pm: 10 to 13 stops, contact-free. 
  • Translators (Nepali, Karen, Karenni, Burmese, Kachin, and Swahili, Arabic, Somali, French).
  • People with social work experience who want to volunteer doing case management.

Information reviewed by agency 1/31/23.  (Wish List and Volunteers Needed updated.)